The Current is the college ministry at FBC San Marcos. We are a passionate group of college and young adults who believe in the model of Acts 2:42-47 – we are to be devoted to God (Worship & Bible Study), to each other (community groups and fellowship), and to the world (mission).
It is our desire that you would come visit us, get to know us, and join our community to help spread the love of Christ to San Marcos and Texas State University!
CLINT AND MONICA FOLLOWELL
Clint Followell is the Student Minister at FBC. He is very energetic, a lover of all things sports, and a master at growing a beard. His wife Monica assists with the college ministry through the Bible Fellowship Hour class, hosting special events and with discipling college students and young adults. She is also the Minister of Missions and Outreach at FBC. She loves to take students on mission trips. Together they have three children, Brandon, David and Asher.
Matt has been a member of FBCSM since he was in high school. His is very gifted, and has used his gifts for various ministries, such has youth, college and corporate worship. Matt is the Head Tennis coach at San Marcos Academy, as well as the COO of the nutrition company Crave-It Nutrition. Leading bible studies, while helping college students and young adults grow in their walk with Christ is something he is very passionate about. Being apart of First Baptist Church is more than just a church, but a second home and family for him.
From the months of October through May, we offer a discipleship program for college students. You will be partnered with a mentor and a discipleship group to walk through scripture and life together. The culmination of the program will be a backpacking trip through God’s creation. There are so many pressures that come alongside you while in college. Surround yourself with other believers, mentors and the Word. The Discipleship Program is a great way to surround yourself with a cloud of witnesses.
We encourage our college students to get plugged into the life and ministry of the church. Many college students find a place to serve. Serve through our mission ministry, college ministry, music ministry or youth ministry. There are opportunities to work at Parent’s Night Out each month for a little pay (check out the Preschool Ministry page for more information about PNO). Several of our upperclassmen college students find a place to serve in our youth ministry as youth leaders. We ask that college students interested go through our year-long discipleship program first.
We have several special events throughout the year. These events include parties, trips, concerts, game nights, and competitions. Our biggest competition of the year is the Turkey Bowl. It happens right before Thanksgiving Break at the SMA football field. It is a flag football game between the youth ministry and college ministry. College students must have attended 3 college ministry events before being allowed to play. The winner takes home the Turkey Bowl trophy and a year’s worth of bragging rights.