Who we are:

First College exists to glorify God by helping students know and follow Jesus. Our vision is to see students’ lives radically transformed by the Gospel. 

Our mission as a ministry is to Engage the Campus with the Gospel, Equip Disciples for the Ministry, and Reach the Nations for Christ. In other words, we are passionate about evangelism, discipleship, and missions. We accomplish this mission through several different avenues: worship, community, outreach, and living on mission. At the end of the day, everything we do is to bring God glory!

On a weekly basis during the school year, we offer multiple opportunities to get involved. On Wednesdays at 8 pm, we have Awaken which is our college worship service. On Thursdays at various times, we have small groups. On Sundays, most students attend the 9:45 worship service because at 11 we have our connection groups!

What are Connection Groups? 

Connection Groups – Sundays @ 11:00 am 

On Sunday mornings we gather together in the Walter's Building, the building at the corner of South Monroe & West Louisiana, at 11:00 am for a time of food, fellowship, and teaching. This time aims to equip college students with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in their faith. We offer four different classes: 

  • Morgans- God's Heart for the Nations
  • Castons- Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life
  • Riveras- Study through 1 and 2 Samuel
  • Phillips- Study through the book of Matthew

"Awaken" is our Wednesday night college worship service that we do at 8 pm in the church worship center. This time is centered around worshiping God through music, prayer, and biblical preaching. Our goal during this time is to join together as a body of believers and worship God in remembrance of what He has done for us, and what He calls us to do for Him. The sermons are culturally relevant and geared toward college students, but more importantly, they are always biblically sound. We hope you will take a break from all that is going on during the week to come and join us for a great time of worship.

Check out our podcast, FBC Ruston College Ministry, on buzzsprout. From there you can listen to sermons or choose to listen on another media outlet: apple podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, etc.


How do we stay connected?

We communicate through a texting service. To join our group you can text firstcollege to 1-888-fbc-text (322-8398). Or you can follow us @firstcollegeruston on Instagram. 

Do you offer small group settings? 

Small groups - A focal point of our college ministry is our small groups. The goal of our small groups is to build community by discussing and applying the sermons from our Awaken worship service. We meet in gender-specific groups throughout the week, typically on Thursday nights. More information about group times will be coming soon!

Small Groups