The Bayou Students

The Bayou Students is a ministry dedicated to providing a place for students (6th -12th grade) to build a transforming relationship with God and long-lasting relationships with students and adult leaders. Everything we do is specifically designed to help students grow in Christ-centered relationships. Students are separated by grade level into middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12).

Our Mission

The Bayou Church exists to transform students lives in Acadiana through Christ-centered relationships. The key word there is "relationships." We believe that we can't do life alone. Together, we spur each other on to real, full and lasting life. Together, we are The Bayou Church.


Our Values

Everyone Has A Story
“I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.” Philippians 1:9-10 (NLT)
Life is Better Together
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)
Rescued People Reach People
“I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders—an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.” Luke 5:31-32 (MSG)
The Best is Ahead
“‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’” John 10:10 (NIV)

Life Groups

Life Groups are a combination of hanging out with friends and growing closer to Jesus. They offer students the opportunity to meet and grow closer to new friends and learn from our faithful, adult volunteers who will challenge them through Bible study to grow in their faith. Life Groups meet only during the academic school year.

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Legacy Internship

The Legacy Internship exists to provide students, middle school through college, an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy of leadership. The Legacy Internship will add value to a student's life and help them grow in their relationship with God through leadership development, serving opportunities, and active involvement within the church. 

Learn More About Legacy Internship

Upcoming Events

The Student Ministry hosts several events throughout the year designed to help you connect with other students and grow in your faith. Take a look at what’s coming up for you soon. Spring 2018 Student Ministry Calendar

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