Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS DNOW Weekend?

DNOW stands for Disciple Now. This is a in-home weekend retreat held every February at Albuquerque's First Baptist Church. Each year students in grades 7-12 from across the Albuquerque area come to Albuquerque's First Baptist Church and stay in host-homes of families from AFBC. Students are divided up into groups based on grade and gender. Guest leaders from across the state come to guide each group of students throughout the weekend.


This weekend is filled with crazy games, inspiring worship, and great Bible study along the opportunity to spend quality time with friends, new and old.


WHEN IS DNOW Weekend?

DNOW Weekend will be held from January 13-15.


WHO CAN COME TO DNOW Weekend?

D-Now is an event for all students in grades 7-12.


WHERE WILL DNOW Weekend BE HELD?

DNOW Weekend will be hosted by The Peak Student Ministry at Albuquerque's First Baptist Church.


4101 Paseo Del Norte NW

Albuquerque, NM 87114

505.247.3611 | www.fbcabq.com


WHEN IS REGISTRATION?

Registration will open on November 1, 2016


I HAVE SOMETHING ELSE I HAVE TO DO THAT WEEKEND. CAN I STILL COME TO D-NOW?

Yes! We understand that many students have other obligations such as sports and academic clubs that may have an activity scheduled for the same weekend as DNOW Weekend. Simply complete the "Time Away" form below and let us know when you have to be gone. You must have a parent authorize your "Time Away" form before you can leave DNOW Weekend.


TIME AWAY FORM


WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Everyone who attends DNOW Weekend will be staying in "Host Homes." These homes are hosted by members of Albuquerque's First Baptist Church. Students will be assigned homes based on their grade and gender. All homes are located near AFBC. Click the link below to see who this year's host families are.


All host families have been approved by the AFBC staff and have submitted to background checks.


WHAT IF I HAVE ALLERGIES OR TAKE SPECIAL MEDICATION?

When you sign-up, you will be asked to inform AFBC of all allergies and medications you are on. We will notify your "Host Home," and they will make sure everything is taken care of throughout DNOW Weekend.


WHEN CAN STUDENTS BE PICKED UP?

Students can be picked up at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 15


If you have additional questions, please contact the AFBC Office at info@fbcabq.com or 505.247.3611

Thing To Bring

  • Positive Attitude
  • Bible, pen, notebook, etc.
  • Casual Clothing Suitable for night sessions
  • Clothes for Recreation (You will probably get dirty)
  • Closed to shoes
  • Pillow, sleeping bag, blanket, etc.
  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Sweatshirt or Jacket

Weekend Rules

  • Unless physically unable, students are expected to participate in every activity.
  • Students are required to remain with their group. If the group goes somewhere, every student goes.
  • Respect your host home!! Do not keep the Host Home awake by being too loud.
  • NO ROMANCE.. You and your boyfriend or girlfriend can spend one weekend apart from each other. Enjoy the presence of those in your group and make the most of this weekend.
  • No electronics. Unless otherwise told, students are expected to minimalize all distractions that electronics can bring. Focus on what this weekend is truly about.
  • No weapons, tobacco, alcohol, or any drugs.
  • Appropriate, modest clothing.
  • Students are expected to listen to their small group leaders. If the leader says it’s time to go to bed, students need to respect their leaders and do as they say.

Weekend Schedule

Wednesday, January 11

6:30 p.m. D-Now Weekend Volunteer Rally


Friday, January 13

5 p.m. Break-Out Leader Meeting (Room 104) 

6 p.m. Registration/Dinner (The Loft) 

7 p.m. Session 1 (Worship Center) 

9:30 p.m. Break-Out 1 (Host Homes) 

10:30 p.m. Team Project (Host Homes) 

12 a.m. Lights Out


Saturday, January 14

8 a.m. Breakfast (Host Homes) 

8:45 a.m. Break-Out 2 (Host Homes) 

9:30 a.m. Head to AFBC

10 a.m. Session 2 (Worship Center) 

11:30 a.m. Lunch (The Loft) 

12:30 p.m. Recreation (AFBC) 

3 p.m. Head to Host Homes

3:15 p.m. Break-Out 3 (Host Homes) 

5 p.m. Head to AFBC

5:30 p.m. Dinner (The Loft) 

6:30 p.m. Session 3 (Worship Center) 

8:30 p.m. Break-Out 4 (AFBC Classrooms) 

9:30 p.m. Late Night Activity (AFBC) 

10:30 p.m. Head to Host Homes

12 a.m. Lights Out


Sunday, January 15

8:45 a.m. Head to AFBC

9 a.m. Breakfast (The Loft) 

10:45 a.m. Session 4 (Worship Center) 

12:15 p.m. Student Pick-Up (AFBC) 

1 p.m. Break-Out Leader Meeting (TBA)


Schedule Is Subject to Change