Welcome to Fellowship Students!  We are a ministry for 7-12 graders and it's our desire to help students find and follow Jesus Christ.

Student Ministry

Our ministry for middle and high school students is called Surge. A surge is "a sudden powerful movement", and our vision is that our ministry will not simply be a fun place to come every week, but that it will spur a powerful movement that spreads through Topeka and the surrounding areas.

We don't believe this generation is the future of the church, but rather that they are the church today and that God is calling them to make a difference in the world for Him right now.

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We meet every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm. Our time includes fellowship, worship, teaching from God's Word, and community groups.


We have two annual retreats: a fall retreat for all students and a winter retreat specifically for juniors and seniors to help prepare them for their next step.


We believe the biggest life transformation happens when students engage in mission trips. From local partnerships in Topeka to global partners as far as Costa Rica, we provide opportunities for students of all ages to get involved.

Summer Camp

Join us for our biggest event of the year.  Spend time in community while growing deeper in your relationship with God.  This event is for all rising 7-12 graders.


Student Ministry Info

6:30 - Doors Open
7:00 - 8:00 - Surge Worship
8:00 - 8:30 - Community Groups

Live and archived services here:

Do you have a passion for building relationships with students and walking alongside them in their faith? We would love for you to be a part of our Surge leader team! Our community group leaders are the primary relational connection for our students at Surge. As a leader, you will shepherd and disciple the students in your group, modeling a faith in Christ and sharing life with them. We would love to help you get connected in our ministry!

If you have an interest in serving in Student Ministry, please email Tim Walker at

Student Impact is a leadership team that consists of high school students that are a part of Surge. We meet on Sunday evenings twice a month to help develop students as leaders not only in our church, but in life. 

If you are interested in joining the Student Impact Team for the 2023-24 year, we are accepting applications now. Please click HERE to learn more and to apply!

At FBC, the weekend services have been a time that we desire for students to worship with their families and serve within the church. We do this to give students a picture of the importance of being a part of the larger church and not just our student ministry. We also want to take the opportunity to develop giftings and passions to serve the body of Christ.

Upcoming Events

Fall Retreat

November 3 - November 5
Fellowship Students we are headed back to Rock Springs for our annual Fall Retreat! 7th-12th Students have a great opportunity...
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LoveTopeka | February

February 1 - February 28
Love Topeka is the umbrella name for a variety of initiatives to love our neighbors in Topeka. Our strategy is to...
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Men’s Prayer

February 15 - May 12
Weekly on Fridays from 6:15 am - 7:00 am.  Join other men for coffee, fellowship and prayer each Friday morning...
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Ministry Team

Tim Walker

Student Director

Amy Weatherford

Student Ministry Coordinator

Ryan Goetzmann

Middle School Coordinator