USPS Mailing Address:
PO Box 521498.
Big Lake, AK 99652
Email: info@biglakefaithbible.org

Vector image of the "Thrive" youth group logo. "Thrive" in

Faith Bible Fellowship Youth Group ministry-THRIVE– in Big Lake Alaska (AK) focuses on teaching the word of God in an environment that is safe, welcoming, fun and glorifying to God. Weekly events are held on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Beyond Wednesday nights, Pastor Josh and his team schedule lots of youth involved missions trips, events and community activities throughout the year.


What to expect

If you arrive early, no problem, Assemble outside by the basketball court or inside. Please be respectful of others social distancing desires.

Group Games

The evening starts off with group games that seek to get youth involved and having fun. These games currently are geared with social distancing in mind. Ultimate Frisbee and Dodgeball are the groups current favorites, but kickball, meteor ball, volleyball and even time to fellowship at the picnic tables are frequent as well.

Worship and Praise

We begin with a time of worship praising God through singing. Pastor Josh is excited to develop our very own Thrive youth group worship team. If you are interested in participating in this exciting ministry, please let Pastor Josh know and he will get you plugged in.

Bible Lesson

This is time is where a Bible lesson focusing on growing youth (and leaders & parents) in their knowledge and understanding of God. Bible lessons are primarily expository or topical with an emphasis on application in our daily lives.

Small Groups & End of Evening fellowship

After the lesson the youth break into small groups by gender & age where we have an opportunity to dig deeper into what was taught in the lesson, ask questions and develop an even better understanding of scripture. This special time is where the youth have time with older mentors to get personal and discuss issues with others that may be having similar issues. This time is the most cherished by our youth & leaders.

Youth Group Special Events

Our youth group is engaged throughout the year with a host of engaging group activities to include hiking trips, movie/game nights, bowling, canoe trips, shooting events, overnight & weekend retreats and many others that get the youth involved and grow in their faith together, as friends in Christ.

Below you will find a NEW Annual Permission slip for our youth to get completed by a parent/guardian that will be effective for the entire year for all Thrive events – on site, overnighters and day trips. This permission form now also includes a waiver allowing publishing of photos on our social media sites in these Thrive events.

You can learn more about our Youth Pastor Josh Stevens through his Bio found HERE.

  • Josh Stevens-Youth Pastor Email jstevens@biglakefaithbible.org
  • Link to Web Form: Have Questions?
  • Office Tel: (907)-892-8545
    Office Hours: Mon-Friday 9:00AM to 4:00PM
    (Closed Tuesdays),
  • Thrive Youth Group Wednesday Event page is HERE
  • Thrive Youth Group Wednesday “What To Expect” Page is HERE.

You can find more current status of what is going on in our Youth Group ministry by joining these social sites below:


Faith Bible Fellowship Church Coronavirus Statement can be found HERE.

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