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Merge Weekend 2015

August 14-15


Merge Weekend is an overnight retreat at First Baptist Arlington for all new 7th graders.  This will be our introduction to the Youth Ministry here at First Baptist.  Our goal is to orient you to life in Youth Ministry, giving you a look at Sunday Bible Study and The Gathering (our Wednesday night worship experience); we will also introduce you to your “Big Brother” or “Big Sister,” a high school student who will be here to encourage and guide you as you join youth ministry.

We will also spend time in Bible study together.  The youth staff will be teaching our Bible study times, which will be gender specific, that will deal with sex and intimacy from a biblical perspective.


The Merge 2015 Registration and Consent Forms will be available to download on this page in the near future. We will be passing it out to your students in there current Sunday School Class rooms as well. Please go ahead and RSVP by filling out the form at the bottom of this page or by calling the Youth Ministry Office (817-277-6353) by Monday, July 27 to ensure your student the t-shirt size they request. Any RSVP/Registrations after Monday, July 27 will not be guaranteed the requested t-shirt size.  If you do not register in person, please bring your signed registration/consent form and payment no later than Wednesday, August 12.  However you choose to do it, we need to know that you plan to attend no later than Sunday, August 9.


The cost per student is $25.  This cost includes dinner for you and your parents on Friday, snacks on Friday night, breakfast on Saturday, recreation, your Merge Weekend t-shirt, and a whole bunch of fun!



Arrive at the church at 6:30 PM

  • Students and parents arrive at the Student Center at First Baptist Arlington for registration and dinner
  • Official “send-off” from Children’s Ministry
  • Introduction to Youth Ministry
    • Youth Ministry Staff
    • SMYBS (Sunday Morning Youth Bible Study)
    • The Gathering
    • Annual Events
    • Life in Youth Ministry
  • Q & A with Parents
  • Bible Study
  • Intro to “Big Brother/Sisters”
  • Recreation & Late Night Snack


  • Breakfast in The Student Center
  • Time Alone with God
  • Bible Study
  • Dismiss

 Dismiss @ 11:00 AM.  Parents, please pick up your student at The Student Center


Your First Sunday in Youth Ministry!
9:30 AM     Worship in the Sanctuary
11:00  AM  Sunday Bible Study in The Student Center


  • A great attitude
  • Bible, pen & notebook
  • Clothes for the night and for Saturday
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • “Play clothes”
  • Athletic shoes To play in
  • Bedding for Friday night
    We’ll be sleeping in the Family Life Center on the floor, so you might want to bring an air mattress or cot

Merge Weekend 2015 RSVP

Can't make it to the church office to drop off your student's Merge Weekend Registration... here's how you can let us know they're coming! Just bring your completed registration form and payment by Wednesday August 12th.
  • Best phone number to reach your student.
  • Best email address to reach your student.
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 7.
    We will begin the weekend with a dinner for new 7th graders, parents and siblings. We would love for the entire family to join us, or just you and your student. Our youth staff, some of our junior high leadership team and "Big Brothers" and "Big Sisters" will be at the meal as well.