Our youth are an integral part of who we are at First Presbyterian Church. We embrace a multi-generational view of ministry. Here, you won’t find the youth off in their own corner. They are part of all we do. Those who work with our youth, including Associate Pastor Billy Craig, show them who Jesus is in a range of ways, from Sunday school and small groups to retreats and mission trips.
We’re also looking for adults of all ages to connect with our youth and share with them the wisdom they have gained over the years. In that way, we will truly be a church for all generations.
Discipleship for Youth
The youth discipleship classes for grades 6 through 12 are currently meeting online. Middle school meets on Wednesday nights from 6:15-6:55 pm starting September 16th on Zoom. High School youth meet on Wednesday nights from 7-8:15pm on Zoom. Taught by Billy Craig, our pastor for youth and evangelism, Garry Nichols, John and Kappy Barnes, Nick Langridge, Patrick and Amy Werner, and Brad Jenkins. The purpose of this discipleship time is to teach scripture, fellowship with each other, and know Jesus more! Pastor Billy is continuing a confirmation class for those in the 8th grade and older this Fall, resuming on Sunday evenings beginning September 13th from 7:30-8:30pm.
Middle School Boys’ Small Group
This group is meeting twice a month on Thursday evenings starting September 17th. Emails with details are sent out to families. Contact Billy Craig to register to receive up to date information.
Middle School/High School Girls’ Small Group
This group is for 6th – 12th grade girls and meets on Thursdays evenings from 7-8pm on Zoom. The goal is to connect the girls to Jesus, the church, and one another. It is led by Sarah Price, Elizabeth Evick, and Avery Craig. Contact Elizabeth Evick.
Youth Events and Retreats
Throughout the year youth group activities are planned. Also, the Middle School and High School youth go on a number of retreats each year. These retreats include MS Modgnik in September, MS The Edge Conference in June, MS/HS Disciple Now in February, HS Modgnik in April, HS Renew Camp in June, and either a HS summer mission trip or Leadership conference. Contact Billy Craig for more information regarding the youth calendar.