Brandywine Students is the youth ministry at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware. We have programs and events for both middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12). Check us out! Brandywine Students is a place for students to establish Godly friendships, build a strong foundation and grow in their faith.
From weekly and monthly events to retreats, all-night events and service opportunities, there are tons of places for students to get involved.
To keep up-to-date about upcoming events, subscribe to our twice-a-month email updates, listen to our Sunday morning teaching (podcast), watch video highlights, see photos and more! We use Facebook a lot, so there are tons of photos, updates, event highlights, videos and more there (you don’t need to have a Facebook account to see them). Check out our Facebook page.
Student Quest: Students in grades 6-12 meet for Student Quest on Sundays 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Gym. Our procedures will mirror the worship service guidelines: chairs are placed six feet apart, masks are required any time students are not seated, and the HVAC system has a higher percentage of outside air circulated into the gym than typical settings. We will be filming and posting the video for students unable to attend in person on Instagram (@brandywine_students) and YouTube (YouTube.com/BrandywineStudents). Effective Sunday, February 21, 2021, there is NO Sunday pre-registration.
Student Small Groups: One of the cornerstones of our student ministry program is weekly small group meetings. Small groups are created based on grade and gender. The evening starts with some fun activities and then moves into group Bible study and prayer. This is a great way for kids to build and strengthen friendships with other Christian kids as well as go deep in the Word. Small Groups meet during the school year on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Special Events: Brandywine Students holds special events and service opportunities throughout the year (see below for the calendar of events). Some of the past activities have included retreats, all-nighters, amusement park trips, concerts, beach trips, games, sports, volunteer opportunities and much, much more.
Explore our site and see what’s happening – check out our Facebook page.
In-person Student Quest – Sundays, 9:00-10:00 a.m., all students, BVBC Gym.
Small Groups – Wednesdays, beginning September 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m., all students, in-person at BVBC.
Drive Thru Adventure – Saturday, May 15, 12:00-3:00 p.m., all ages. Learn more.
Last Night of Small Groups / The Brandies – Wednesday, May 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m., all students. Learn more.
Mission Trip Commissioning & Graduate Sunday – May 23, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (both worship services), participating students. SENIORS – Submit your information for Graduate Sunday by Sunday, May 9. Complete this form.
Senior Celebration – Sunday May 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 9th-12th grade. Learn more.
Student Mission Trips – June 20-27 in Harrisburg, West Virginia, South Texas.
Student Mission Trip Report – Sunday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. at the outdoor worship service, all students who went on the mission trips. More information coming soon
Summer Nights – Wednesday, July 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 9th-12th grade. Learn more.
Mondo Mondays – Monday, July 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 6th-8th grade. Learn more.
Summer Nights – Wednesday, July 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 9th-12th grade. Learn more.
Dorney Park – Monday, July 19, 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m., all students. Additional fee to attend. Learn more.
Mondo Mondays – Monday, July 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 6th-8th grade. Learn more.
Summer Nights – Wednesday, July 28, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 9th-12th grade. Learn more.
Mondo Mondays – Monday, August 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 6th-8th grade. Learn more.
Summer Nights – Wednesday, August 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 9th-12th grade. Learn more.
Mondo Mondays – Monday, August 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 6th-8th grade. Learn more.
Summer Nights – Wednesday, August 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 9th-12th grade. Learn more.
Mondo Mondays – Monday, August 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 6th-8th grade. Learn more.
Outdoor Movie Night – Wednesday, August 18, 8:00-10:00 p.m., all students. Learn more.
Student Retreat – September 10-12, all students. Learn more.