By Amanda Boston
Pastor Matthew Angell from Bell Shoals Baptist Church invites students from grades 7 through 12 to BreakPoint—a Student Ministry held on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Point Student Building on the Brandon Campus. The fall kickoff is on Wednesday, August 16 and will include a treat from the Kona Ice Truck.
The stated purpose of the ministry is “to lead students to a personal, growing relationship with Christ and for them to desire to make Him known to others.” Angell, the Student Ministry Pastor, described a typical Wednesday night. “The evening begins with a fun game and worship with the band. We will have a relevant message geared toward middle and high school students followed by small groups where they discuss the message,” he said.
Angell’s roots run deep at Bell Shoals Baptist Church. He grew up in the church and is a product of its Student Ministry. Over the years, Angell has served on the church’s staff, and in September, he assumed leadership over the Student Ministry.
Concerning his latest role, Angell asserted, “I do it because it worked for me and made a huge difference in my life.” He further illustrated the value of a program where like-minded students can connect and support one another.
Even so, the ministry is not limited to believing teens as it also provides a place for Christian students to bring their friends to learn more about Jesus and experience Christian community.
In an attempt to influence more youth, the Student Ministry is introducing First Wednesday. “On the first Wednesday of each month, we will have something special for the students like Remy’s donuts or Jeremiah’s Italian Ice. It is free for all the students, and it’s a big night for them to invite their friends,” explained Angell.
The Student Ministry is a free program that runs weekly throughout the year—with a short hiatus in July. Bell Shoals Baptist Church is located at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd. in Brandon. For information, visit www.bellshoals.com, Facebook @ Bell Shoals Student Ministry on Facebook or Instagram bsbc_studentministry.