Youth

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.

Sunday School and small groups are held each week during the school year (see below for a listing). These gatherings bring the youth together to learn more about God and the gospel.

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.

Middle School Modgnik Registration Form

Modgnik is an exciting retreat where you will enjoy tons of games, relax with your friends, and be challenged to live for Christ in His kingdom, a kingdom that often looks backwards to this world. The conference is September 8-10, 2017 at Rockbridge Camp in Goshen, VA. Currently all spots are taken… if you’d like to be on the waiting list contact Billy Craig (bcraig@firstpreshbg.org).

Sunday School for Youth

The Youth classes for grades 6 through 12 meet in room 301. Taught by Billy Craig, our pastor for youth and evangelism and Garry Nichols. They use the Live curriculum and throughout the year various books of the Bible are studied. The purpose of the class is to teach scripture, fellowship with each other and to know Jesus more!

Middle School Boys’ Small Group

This group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church and is for boys in 6th – 8th grade. It is led by Billy Craig and Ed Chappell. Their goal is to connect these young men to Jesus, the church and each other. The Live curriculum is used and this year they will be studying the life and teachings of Jesus.

Middle School/High School Girls’ Small Group

This group is for 6th – 12th grade girls and meets on Wednesdays at the Depoy’s home. The goal is to connect the girls to Jesus, the church and one another. Various studies are used that equip the girls to trust in Jesus in all aspects of life using Scripture as the foundation. For more information contact Sarah Price (priceps@gmail.com).

High School Youth Small Group

This group is for students 9th – 12th grade and meets on Wednesdays mornings at Mr. J’s Bagels and Deli on East Market Street at 6:30 a.m. It is led by Billy Craig and Amy Werner. The Live curriculum is used and this year they will be studying the life and teachings of Jesus.

High School Youth Sunday Nights at the Craigs’ Home

Sunday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Craigs’ home in Keezletown the high school youth meet for Bible study and fellowship time. They use various video curriculum studies from Right Now Media including Francis Chan, Matt Chandler, etc.

Current & Upcoming Activities

AUGUST

Mystery Day

  • Monday, August 15
  • Time TBD
  • Meet at the church for some time doing service and a mystery fellowship activity.

6th Grade Picnic

  • Sunday, August 20
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Rising sixth graders and their parents are invited to a cookout at the Craig house for fellowship and to find out more about the youth ministry at First Presbyterian.

For information, contact Billy Craig at bcraig@firstpreshbg.org.