Kids Ministry

In our Kids Ministry, our mission is to help kids explore their faith  through creative expression spiritual practices. We believe that kids have the capacity to walk intimately with God, and we love to see them learn about and connect with our Creator when creating, learning, and growing through service community.

Children's Church

Sundays during service

During Children's Church, we will pray together, then learn a story or lesson from the Bible by playing dress up, playing games, doing crafts, and more. This year we will be using the “Mini Revolutions” curriculum from Illustrated Ministries.

Annual BackYard BBQ

Annual BBQ to kick-off our Summer youth program! This is kind of an initial meeting so that you can get to know our staff, our church, and the other families involved in our youth program.  So we encourage all who are interested in participating in our youth program to join us for food, fun & games as we talk about our youth program and all we have to offer. 

Sunday Youth Group (6th-12th)

all youth grades 6-12  Sunday after service

Our goal for Youth Group is for it to truly become our youth’s ministry. Each young person, both in the congregation and the broader local community, has God-given talents to share. Each young person has a God-given mind that is often filled with questions and curiosity. We want BFCC’s youth ministry to be a place where we can ask questions, explore various topics, learn about our world and ourselves, and grow in community with one another.

Our Youth Pastor, Marcus Frye, has lots of ideas for religious education, service projects, Bible studies, and more. But ultimately, we want you, the youth, to decide what happens at your Youth Group. We look forward to working with you.

Want to have fun while making a positive impact?

We are creating a volunteer team for our Youth Group program. Volunteers will be helping our Youth Director guide our youth through a variety of activities like bible study, cooking, outdoor adventures, and more.



During Summer, youth gather at Billings First Church for Vacation Bible School! 

VBS is a creative, instructive and playful experience for kids to learn and explore their faith. It's also a time to build relationships and have fun!

During this exciting weeklong program, kid discover simple ways to live out faith in daily life. 

Upcoming Youth Offerings

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...

What a year it has been in the BFCC Children and Youth Program!

On top of all of our fun doing Children’s Church and Youth Group, we hosted several activities for our children. We carved and painted pumpkins for Halloween and hosted a Haunted Church tour during Downtown Billings Trick or Treat. We enjoyed a bonfire where we roasted marshmallows and ate pizza. We had a Christmas pageant, as well as a trip to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. 

During the summer our youth stayed busy. We combined forces with Mayflower Congregational Church for a mission trip to Seattle where we helped build tiny homes, organized clothes for an LGBTQ drop-in center, learned about the Duwamish tribe, and of course had fun at the Space Needle and Pikes Market. Four of our youth also went to Camp Mimanagish and enjoyed their stay. Our last activity of the summer was Vacation Bible School. We had a great time teaching our younger kids how to be menders of God’s world with Operation: Restoration. I even had the privilege of elevating four of our older youth to the position of Student Minister to recognize their tremendous contributions to the VBS program. 

Of course, we have lots of fun plans for the year to come! Starting on September 17th , 2023, we will have Children’s Church again. As we did previously, children and youth will start in Sunday service in the sanctuary at 10:30am where they will begin worship with us. Then, after Time for Young at Heart, we will exit to our Children’s Church space to begin our time with prayer and then transition to a lesson. 

We will continue to have Youth Group on Sundays after church, and on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Sunday Youth group will be for 6th-12th graders and Wednesday Youth Group will be for 1st-5th graders. As always, we will be providing meals for the youth who attend Youth Group. If you would like to sponsor a meal or cook one for the Youth Group yourself, please visit and click the “Provide Youth Group Meal” button. 

I am looking forward to another great year with the BFCC Children and Youth Program!

Marcus Frye

Youth Pastor

Meet our Youth Pastor!

marcus frye, he/him

SInce I became the Youth and Young Adult Director in May 2022, I have felt nothing but welcome and encouragement from this congregation. My partner Nathan and I were welcomed (and put to work) almost immediately. As Nathan and I have gotten to know Billings, it has been so wonderful to have such an amazing community to ground us. 

I am humbled by the challenging questions that doing this work makes me ask. What does youth ministry look like in the context of Billings First Church’s unique expression of faith? How can youth ministry engage young people in a serious exploration of their relationship with God, while also being fun? How do we as a church equip young people to respond to God’s calls towards justice, peace, and mercy?

I don’t think anyone but God has perfect answers to all of those questions. However, I think there are actions that we can take in our youth ministry to put us on the path toward answering them. To that end, I have a few things planned for the next year. The Scriptures that we have inherited as Christians are a treasure trove. It’s Important that children and young people not only learn about what is in scripture, but also learn how to wrestle and engage with it. 

I truly look forward to the next amazing year of Youth Ministry at Billings First Church. 

Marcus Frye

BFCC Youth Pastor