2BC Students

Where students go to connect with God and one another

Who We Are

2BC Student Ministry

Second Student Ministries seeks to engage students in opportunities for worship, discipleship, missions, and fellowship. Our vibrant and relevant ministry to next generations fosters a confident, life-long relationship with Jesus Christ. Through our regular rhythm of Sunday morning, Wednesday evenings, and Sunday Night Live, our students learn about God’s calling and purpose in their lives. We offer fall and spring retreats, and summer mission experiences to help students see God at work through service and relationships.

Ben Brown: Favorites

Get to know our Minister of Students, Reverend Ben Brown by a peek into a few of his favorites!

Favorite Verse: Micah 6:8
Concert: Ben Rector, Young the Giant
Book of the Bible: Mark
Movie: Don’t Think Twice, Forrest Gump
Foods: Pumpkin Pie, Coffee, and Chick-fil-A sandwiches
Coolest life experience: Driving cross country
Restaurants: Red Robin, Urban Farmhouse, and Sugar Shack Donuts
Vacation Destination: Newport, Rhode Island
Teams: VCU Rams, Houston Texans, Richmond Flying Squirrels and Atlanta Braves
Favorite Books: “Through Painted Deserts by Donald Miller”, “Let Your Life Speak” by Parker J Palmer, and “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
Favorite Nonprofit: Baptist Joint Committee, Habitat for Humanity
Favorite Ice Cream: anything in a waffle cone
Favorite Candy: peanut M&Ms

Weekly Email

We have a weekly email full upcoming events and information. If you are not receiving these emails please contact Reverend Ben Brown.

Upcoming Events


September 2023
October 2023
November 2023
November 2023

Mid Week

Mid Week

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Midweek Meal in the FLC Gym

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: “Just One Second” in the Student Space 

Just One Second is our very own youth fellowship and devotions on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00 pm. It will feature group games, challenges, trivia, and all expressions of fun. Students will also learn about missionaries and field personnel serving around the world. The aim of this program is to be the most invitational student ministry experience in the Richmond area. Help us live into that and invite your friends!

Sunday Night Live

SNL Fall 2023

Inside Out with the Psalms

SNL will take place from 6-7:30 pm in the youth room beginning this fall on September 10.

SNL will relaunch with a movie night showing “Inside Out” on August 27 in the Family Life Center gym from 6-7:30 pm. Our SNL series taught by Dayna Schoonmaker will officially begin on Sunday, September 10 exploring themes of joy & gratitude, sadness, fear & anxiety, disgust, anger, and love. 

Chef Chuck will again provide dinner, and we’ll eat during the first half hour of our time together, please contact Ben with dietary restrictions or questions. We hope to see you for this amazing season of SNL!

Student Music

Sunday Music Schedule


Student Handbells 4:30-5 pm

Student Choir 5-6 pm

SNL 6-7:30 pm (with dinner from 6-6:30 pm in the youth room)

Student Choir

Singing is one of the primary ways we express our faith and belief as Christians. In choir, singers learn to work together and teach others about God’s love. Student Choir is open to any Middle or High School student that loves music and wants to learn how to share that through singing. The choir learns a variety of music – choral, global, modern, etc. – and leads worship in a variety of contexts throughout the school year. Rehearsals occur each Sunday from 4 – 5 pm in the choir room. Special trips, choir tours, and excursions are planned throughout the year! Contact Taylor Vancil, Minister of Music and Worship, for more information.

Student Handbells

Ringing handbells is a great way to expand musicianship skills and collaborate with peers, especially in preparing music for worship. No experience is required, though some general music reading skills are helpful. This ensemble meets on Sundays from 3:30-4:00 pm and is open to any middle or high school student. Performance opportunities include worship in the Sanctuary service at Second Baptist, as well as other venues in our local community. Contact Taylor Vancil, Minister of Music and Worship, for more information.  

College & Young Adults

College & Young Adults



Young adults are a vibrant part of the church and serve an important role within Second Baptist Church. College and Young Adult ministries at Second Baptist Church seek to continue a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ and to foster fellowship, discipleship, and engagement through missions. Life is vibrant for young adults, and we want to meet you where you are. We would encourage college students to inform the church office of their updated address to receive care packages and notes of encouragement. Local students and young adults, come and worship with us and dive deeper by connecting with our Sunday School class.


We are thankful to partner closely with the Kairos Initiative through the BGAV to help engage local young adults and college students on campuses throughout the commonwealth.


Contact UofR’s BCM Director, Ryan Goude, at rgoude@richmond.edu for transportation assistance or to connect.