We are Cookeville Students. We are Cookeville Students because we are called to reach Cookeville Students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and see those students impact the world. We want to see students desire God, be discipled, and dedicate themselves to service in God’s Kingdom. This vision for ministry runs throughout everything that we do with our students.

The student ministry does not exist only for students, but for the families of our students. Families are critical to our ministry as students spend more time with their parents than they do with our leaders every year. Our desire is to equip parents to minister to their students at home as well. We would love for you to be a part of our student ministry.

Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @CookevilleSM.

Sunday Mornings

We meet at 8:45 am on the 4th floor for small groups each Sunday morning. Students are invited to hang out in the youth room (Rm. 406) until 9:00 am, when we will break out into small groups where students will be led in a conversation about a passage of Scripture and seek to apply that passage to their lives.

Over their time in our student ministry, students will study all 66 books of the Bible, learn what it says about God and man, and how that has an effect on life issues that they are facing.

Sunday Nights

We meet at 5:30 pm in the big youth room (Rm. 406) for a Bible study on a variety of subjects from theology to apologetics to spiritual disciplines. This is meant to be a time to equip all of our students as followers of Christ.

Parents also graciously provide food for this Bible study each week. If you are interested in helping out, please email Alex at


On Wednesdays we open the 4th floor and the gym to students to come hang out from 3:30-5:00 pm. Dinner is available from 5:00-6:30 in the Fellowship Hall for $5. 

From 5:30-6:30, Chi Rho Youth Choir, led by Todd Arnold, meets in the Choir Room (2nd floor) for students interested in helping lead worship.

At 6:30, all students come to the 4th floor for Encounter. Encounter is our student worship service led by our band. Students then are challenged with a message from Scripture taught by Alex or another ministry leader. The night ends with student led discussion groups where the message for the evening is applied to the lives of students. Join us this Wednesday!

Disciple Now

DNOW is a weekend retreat where students will be hosted in the home of Cookeville FBC members. During the weekend, we will join together with 6 other Cookeville churches to worship at The River Community Church and study what Micah 6:8 really means. Students will learn “What the Lord requires,””What does it look like practice justice and mercy,” and finally “What does it mean to walk humbly with the Lord?” The weekend will get started at 7:30 pm when the doors open at The River. More information will be posted later about what students need along with a complete schedule. The cost for DNOW is $25. You can sign up clicking the button below.

We are also looking for more adults to be involved in the weekend by hosting students at your house, providing a meal on Saturday night, or helping with transporting students to and from their host homes. If you would like to help out, email Alex at