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Gayton Students

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Gayton Student LIFE

Gayton Student Life is the youth ministry of Gayton Baptist Church for students in grades 6-12. 

The vision is to lead students to experience LIFE in Jesus Christ through:

Discipleship: in worship, prayer, and Bible study 

Community:              in friendship, fun, and support

Action​:                       in leadership, outreach, and serving others

For more information, email Rev. Jennifer Mullins, Youth & Young Adult Pastor, at

Gayton Student LIFE Summer Schedule 2024


9:00am Youth Brunch Bible Study  (also Parent Coffee Talk for parents & KidsMin)

10:00am Worship

Evenings: See special summer schedule below!


12:30pm Lunch with Jen   Bring own lunch. Meet at Jen’s office for lunch,

devotion, prayer and a fun break in the week!

COMING in the FALL:  Weekly Sunday morn Brunch & Worship & LIFENIGHTS 6:00-7:30 

[BOLD LIFENIGHTS - 1st Sunday each month w/dinner  & BIG worship!]


2024 Gayton Student Ministry SUMMER  “10 outta 10!”  = (10 special LifeNights!)


June 2: Graduate Recognition Sunday!  

LIFENIGHT 1: The WELL 6-7:30pm (ice cream party)

June 9: LIFENIGHT 2:  THE WELL 6-7:30pm

(Mon-Fri, June 10-14: Vacation Bible School!  (with Tuesday lunch* out!)

June 16: NO LIFENIGHT - Happy Father’s Day!

June 23: LIFENIGHT 3 : The WELL 6-7:30pm w/ open gym after

June 30: LIFENIGHT 4: Girls and Guys Night Out!*  Times TBA!


July 7: LIFENIGHT 5: Bowling (times TBA)

(Thurs-Sun July 11-14) Church Family Mission Days (block party/baking blitz)

July 14: LIFENIGHT 6: Worship Night 6-7:30pm w/ Ray’s* after!


(July 22-26: Youth Mission Week - Eagle Eyrie, Lynchburg, VA (Mon-Fri)

July 28: LIFENIGHT 7:The WELL - 6-7:30pm w/open gym after



August 11: LIFENIGHT 8: Church Picnic at Deep Run Park (4-7pm)

August 18: LIFENIGHT 9; “Messy Game Night” 6-7:30pm

August 25: LIFENIGHT 10:  “Meaning in the Movies” (times TBA)


Friday, September 6: LOCK-IN!  Theme: “Bold & Unashamed!”  9:00pm-7:00am 

  (10 hours Food, Worship, Bible, Games, Activities, Movie, Sleep, FUN!)

Sunday, September 8: First BOLD LifeNight of School Year!  6:00-7:30 pm

(Dinner, Open Gym, Worship, Bible, Kick-off to the School year!)

Fri.-Sat., September 27-28: Gayton Church Family Camp!

Coming this FALL

Middle  School Party, High School Fifth Quarter, Girls/ Guys Night, Fall Fun, Friendsgiving, Christmas Party  

2025: January 24-26 - DNOW “Gravitate” & Youth Sunday

(*) - will need church van driver/drivers 

Upcoming Events

Calling all adults - if you would like to volunteer to help with the Amazing Race, please contact

Gayton Student Mission Camp - "Mission Connection Celebration - MC2"

Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26

For students in completed 6th-12th grade.

Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, Lynchburg, Virginia

Cost: $350 - includes lodging, linens, meals, programming, activities, mission supplies/materials

This is a week of worship, fun, mission work, Bible study and community-building. We will join groups from all over Virginia for worship and special missions. However, our own group will stay together in our own lodge, all serve together on our assigned mission site, sit together for meals, and work on community-building together. Meanwhile, in free time, students can enjoy the pool, fun activities, an ice cream and coffee shop and having fun together.  

Sign-up by or before Sunday, May 19 ( the day of the Amazing Race).

Each participant will be given a packet of medical release forms, a code of conduct, other mission camp information and what to pack, in addition to information about the week's Bible theme. We will also need your t-shirt size. There will be a mission camp participant meeting scheduled in June.

Social Media

There is a new Facebook group for Gayton Student Life! If you have a student in 6th-12th grade; if you are a student in 6th-12th grade or if you are a church member/active participant who would like to volunteer, help, teach or chaperone, then you are invited/ encouraged to join this Facebook group.

Updated Forms and Information

The following forms - Medical Information/Release Form and Code of Conduct Form must be completed for students to participate in activities sponsored by Gayton Baptist Church.

Forms are valid for one year from date of submission.


View our Sunday page to find out what to expect on Sunday morning

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