July

Youth - Fuge Camp Recap

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In June, more than 50 youth and 8 adult sponsors traveled to participate in Centrifuge Camp at Panama City Beach, Florida. Loading into FBC’s new people-mover and a charter bus, they group made the 14 hour trek to the white sands of Florida.

Upon arrival, students gathered on a sand dune and all worshiped as a group on the beach that evening. Doug Uyechi and Isabelle Smith led the group in singing, while Pastor Travis then shared a special message about being focused to hear what God was speaking.

A typical ‘Fuge day consisted of breakfast, followed by small group bible study, and then some seriously crazy group-oriented recreation. Many churches from all over the nation attended and youth were split up into groups with other churches. In the evenings after dinner, there were powerful worship services led by a Camp Pastor (Eric) and the ‘Fuge Camp praise band. After worship, students gathered into their church groups for a time of devotional reflection and discussion. Adult leaders Frank Wallace, David Reaves, Doug Uyechi and Izzy Lopez led devotionals based on themes from the day. Then the youth split up into smaller groups to discuss application of these themes in a practical way.

New friendships were forged and many youth even got to relate to our staff members in new and different ways. In the end, our students arrived home weary but refreshed from their life-changing experience at camp. Many thanks to everyone who supported this endeavor financially and prayerfully! Click below for some highlights of the camp experience…

If you would like to serve in ministry to our students, call the church office or contact the student ministry via email at

Pre-Teens - Camp at Highland Lakes Recap

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26 Pre-teens and 6 adult leaders went to Highland Lakes to participate in Pre-Teen Camp. The theme was “light” and centered around John 8:12.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”.

The days were very busy. Breakfast was followed by “Jesus and Me” quiet devotional time where the kids learned to spend a quiet time alone with Jesus. “Morning blast off” was a high energy worship and message to set their hearts and minds in the right direction. Then, they went to “tabernacle” for Bible Study and scripture memory with activities teaching them how to “Get the light” and “Shine the light”.

They had recreation in the afternoon with swimming, water obstacle courses, boating and banana boat rides. After dinner they would have evening worship followed by church group time where they would reflect on the things they had learned from the day. 2 pre-teens made decisions for Christ during camp.

It was a fantastic time of connection for the pre-teens and adults alike, and we are all looking forward to what God has planned for these pre-teens! Check out the video below for a glimpse of our pre-teens in action at camp.

VBS - “In The Wild”

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257 children attended our VBS last month. The theme was “In the Wild” and they learned about the attributes of Jesus. They played fun games, learned new songs and 9 children accepted Christ as their personal Savior! The kids also collected 1370 non -perishable food items to donate to local food pantry “Heart and Hands”. Check out the video below for a glimpse of what happened at VBS.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who worked to make the experience a memorable time! We look forward to next year. If you are interested in serving in our children’s ministry, call the church office or email us at kids@fbcsalado.org.

I Am FBC - The Goodman Family

Jason, Jamie, Jenna Kate and Jaxon Goodman

Jason, Jamie, Jenna Kate and Jaxon Goodman

Jason and Jaime Goodman have been a part of the FBC Salado family since 2018. They joined the church after, “Our small group/bible study amplified the sense of belonging and both our children shared their excitement for their new Sunday school groups,” said the Goodmans.

Having often visited friends over the years in the greater-Salado area and always enjoyed the community and the sense of home, when Jason had to relocate to Austin for work, he and Jaime knew they wanted to raise their family in a community much like their roots. Salado was it.

When the Goodmans visited FBC, “it didn’t take us long to have faith that God’s plan was in action,” they said.  “Our daughter jumped at the chance to join the children’s Bible Drill team and our son jumped into action finding many new friends.”  

Jaime has enjoyed helping out with the ongoing Children’s ministry, along with special events like Vacation Bible School. Jason has participated in many men’s ministry events, and is on the Reenvision Team who are working to craft a new vision and campus masterplan for FBC.

“We are blessed to be in Salado and to have been led to visit and join FBC!” say both Jason and Jaime. The Goodmans have one daughter and one son.