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.
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!
New…MS/HS Sunday School Series May 6-June 3 featuring Timmy Tebow, “Shaken – Discovering your true identity”
Who are you when life is steady?
Who are you when storms come?
Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times. In this powerful series, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Tebow talks about what he’s learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving series features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways. Though traveling hard roads is not easy, it’s always worth it!
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, Ed Chappell, Dave Larson and Patrick Werner. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 South High Street (Route 42) at 6:15 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.
Parents of Youth Group Study at the Craigs’ Home
Beginning Sunday, February 11, 7-8:30pm at the Craig’s home, childcare is not provided.
We will read, You and Me, Forever, by Francis and Lisa Chan. It’s much more than a book about marriage! We’ll discuss each chapter and view a video clip every week. Please purchase or download the book prior and come to the first session ready to discuss chapter 1. Contact Pastor Billy (email@example.com) if you have questions.