College & Young Adult Ministry

Harrisonburg Baptist Church is privileged to be located in a college town, just down the street from James Madison University and within 10 miles of both Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College. Over the years we have enjoyed having many college students and young adults participate in our church, and we hope that you, too, will feel at home here. We aspire to provide an encouraging environment where you can grow in the Lord and use your gifts for Him.

opportunities to get involved

Community Worship. Join with us in worship at 10:30am each Sunday! The worship service is also streamed live on Facebook for those who are unable to join us in person. View our Worship Livestream

Sunday Lunch. Join us after the worship service each Sunday for a meal and a time to connect with other young adults and talk about life. 

Bible Study.  Build relationships and grow in your knowledge of God’s word by joining a Sunday morning Bible Study class at 9:30. To learn more about our Sunday School classes, visit our Adult Discipleship page.

Small Groups and Discipleship Classes. Consider joining a small group in an off-campus setting to allow you to grow in your faith in a strong community with others.

Follow us on social media. Keep up-to-date on planned college and young adult events (game nights, pizza parties, hiking, kayaking, Bible Studies, etc). 

Serve.  Join the Praise Team, Choir, or Young Adult Ensemble, help with the Children or Youth Ministries, or volunteer for any of our various projects in the church and community.  Check out our Serve page for more opportunities to serve.

Want more information?

Want more information on the College Ministry? Want to get plugged in? Hit the button below to fill out our interest form and we’ll be in touch!


With HBC’s adopt a student ministry, students and families unite to provide a home away from home for college students. Families routinely invite students to their home, for special outings, and extend hospitality. It’s a great way to experience the love of Christ on and off campus. Make the most of your campus experience by growing deep roots in the family of God.

Unable to join us regularly?

We would be glad to provide you with spiritual encouragement through phone calls, correspondence or in-person visits. Please contact us if this is something you would appreciate. 

HBC does an amazing job utilizing other forms of worship such as small dramas, visual representations during Lent, and other creative and unique forms of worship. Seeing new things and having worship presented in a different way has immensely helped me during my college journey to stay near to Christ and have a deeper understanding of meaningful worship.