About our ministry...

The First Dallas Student ministry welcomes teens from all backgrounds and walks of life. We desire to encourage your student to be a Christ follower, worshipper, and a lover of God's word. Your student will always walk away challenged.

Through Biblical, practical teaching, we will help your student grow, equip them with the truth and give them opportunities to share it. Our doors are always open, and we are passionate about pointing your teen to Christ. Ultimately, we desire to know God and make Him known!

For more information contact the Student Ministry at 214.969.2451 or check out First Baptist Dallas Student Ministry on Facebook.  


Students meet on Sunday mornings for worship and biblical, practical teaching followed by small groups according to grade and gender. Each group is led by a teacher who is passionate about helping teens know how God wants them to live.

We meet at 9:15am on level 4 of the Horner Family Center (The Loft).

Current Sunday Morning Series

I Am (Jesus): The book of John includes many “I am” statements Jesus made during His earthly ministry. So what does He mean when He says He is the Bread of Life, the Light, Before Abraham I am, the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection and the Life, the way the truth and the life, or the True Vine? In I Am we will explain these “I Am” statements and how they apply to student’ everyday life.

Collision Sunday

Collision occurs one Sunday a month at 9:15am with the purpose of growing teenage disciples of Christ. Your teen will understand how to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the teenage community in DFW. Your student is encouraged to bring friends and classmates for a time of amazing worship and to hear the Gospel.


One of the most recognizable things about downtown Dallas are the famous “Avenues” like McKinney, Swiss, Greenville, etc. Now the McKinney Avenue Trolley will be running right in front of our church.

Not only are avenues very prominent streets in Dallas, they are also a means of getting from one place to another. In fact, one of the primary definitions for “avenue” is “a way of achieving something or reaching a goal.” We want Wednesday nights in First Dallas Students to be a way for students to reach deeper fellowship with God and each other in order that they might have a greater impact for His kingdom. 

Summer Fun!

Student Led Worship at The Avenue
Wednesday, July 22 | 6:30pm | The Loft

80’s Skate Night at The Avenue
Wednesday, July 29 | 6:30-9pm | Drop off/Pick up in The Loft
Cost is $10.

Klyde Warren Park at The Avenue
Wednesday, August 5 | 6:30-8pm | Meet in The Loft
Bring money for Steel City Pops!

Dodgeball at The Avenue
Wednesday, August 12 | 6:30-8pm | The Loft

End of Summer Bash

upcoming summer fun

Rise Retreat for Graduating 8th Graders

learn more and register

Amp Retreat


Six Flags

Don't forget to bring extra money for snacks!

Girls Paint and Slide

Sunday, August 9 | 3-5pm | Saints Athletic Complex
Wear your paint clothes and get ready for an extreme paint party with First Dallas Girls! 

Late Night at Group Dynamix

Sunday, September 6 | 6pm-12am | Drop off/pick up in The Loft
Cost is $35 per student. REGISTER HERE by August 30!
Junior High: rock climbing, blacklight dodgeball, ropes course
High School: rock climbing, archery tag, ropes course

Dive into God's Word

Senior Bible Study

Mondays | July 6-27 | 6:30-9pm | Sadler’s Home

Dive into this study led by Ryan and Julia Sadler. Email  for location details. 

Junior High Guys Bible Study

Mondays | June 29-Aug. 3 | 7-9pm

Come hang out and learn about the tools God has given us to live the life to which He has called us! Contact for location and details.

Junior High Girls Bible Study

Mondays | June 29-Aug. 3 | 7-9pm

You are loved, pursued, and cherished by your Heavenly Father, now let's learn to live like it! Contact for location and details.

High School Girls Bible Study

Tuesdays | June 30th-August 4th | 7-9pm

Spend Tuesday nights learning what it means to live worthy of our calling as daughters of the King. Contact   for location.

LEAD 365

Students Lead 365 2012

Learn to be a Leader

If you are ready to move beyond the ordinary to make a difference in your world, then LEAD365 is for you. Learn to lead. Make a difference.

For more information, contact Austin Rhoades at  or 214.969.2451. 


Upcoming Events

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Meet Our Team!


Ryan Sadler

Minister to Students


Andrew Hamilton

Minister to Junior High Students



Katelin Downing 

Girl's Ministry Associate


Karla Clemons: Student Ministry Administrative Assistant

Austin Rhoades: High School Intern

Oghosa Iyamu: Junior High Intern

Gabe Evans: Student Ministry Worship Leader

Austin Crosby: Junior High Worship Intern