Vessel at First Baptist Matthews exists to reach the world for Jesus Christ by making disciples who reach UP to God, IN to the church, and OUT to the world by preparing students to be a Vessel for Christ uniquely crafted for every situation in which the Lord places them.

Vessel Nights

Vessel nights take place on Wednesday from 5:30-7pm. Vessel nights are modeled to help students ask questions in a manner that helps them apply what they have learned through worship and to teach God’s Word OUT into the world, their schools, and their families. On Wednesday nights we open the student building at 5:30 for students to hangout, eat food, form new relationships, and play games. The night will kick off with worship and teaching of God’s Word, and then breakout into groups to discuss how students can apply what they heard to their life.

Small Groups

Small Groups are structured by grade and is a great opportunity for students to reach IN to the church through in-depth Bible Study. Get involved in a small group at 9am on Sunday mornings at the Student Worship Center. Students will be dismissed around 9:15 into their respective class that are structured to their age and are led by teachers who love and challenge teenagers, helping students build a strong biblical based foundation.

Multiply Conference
June 25 & 26

"Multiply" at the Student Worship Center on Tuesday, June 25, 1-6pm, (lunch provided) and Wednesday, June 26, 1-8pm, lunch, and dinner provided)."Multiply" will ignite the passion and fire in our hearts for Jesus that comes from encountering the powerful presence of God and equip students to carry the flame and spread His love with a multiplication strategy that catches like wildfire. It will be a time of fun and games while also learning from one of Charlotte's Top Youth Leaders, Justin Roper. Please RSVP by Sunday, June 23.

Vessel Mission Week
July 8-12

Each morning we will be helping out with the sports camp (basketball, soccer, volleyball, etc.) After eating lunch, we will be canvassing the community/neighborhood from 1-2pm and inviting other youth to come over to the student building from 2pm-5pm for tournaments and hang out. Check in & check out each day will take place in the student building. Camps will take place here in the FBCM gym and at Matthews Elementary school fields. Students should wear gym shorts, t-shirt & tennis shoes each day. Students should bring a Bible & water bottle each day. The focus of our week is relational evangelism in our community.  Since this will be two weeks after the Multiply conference, our students should feel trained in knowing how to share their faith and show Christ's love to people that are not saved. 

Volunteers Needed: 10 Adults & Lots of StudentsCost: $50 per student (helps cover the cost of food & supplies for sports camp) No charge for adult volunteers. Click here to sign-up & pay online to take part in the excellent opportunity to Reach UP, IN & OUT in our community.
Join us Friday from 6:00-8:00pm for an end of week celebration, dinner will be provided.

Save the Date

July 19- 6-9pm Pool Party & Pizza at the Bruce’s

July 26- Day Trip to Mountains- The plan is to leave at 9am and home by 5pm. We will take a day trip to Hebron Rock Colony for a hike to the waterfalls and have a picnic. Cost & signup coming soon.

August 8-White Water Center- 10am-5pm We will go Rafting, Zipline, paddle boarding, and climbing walls.  Cost & signup coming soon.