Our youth are an integral part of who we are at First Presbyterian Church. We embrace a multigenerational view of ministry. Here, you won’t find the youth off in their own corner. No, they are part of all we do.

Those who work with our youth, including Associate Pastor Billy Craig, show our youth who Jesus is in a range of ways, from small groups to retreats to mission trips.

One of the best ways for youth to get involved is through small groups held each week during the school year. These groups, which are broken into men’s and women’s groups and are based on age and bring together youth 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 year. In that way, we will truly be a church for all generations.

Summer 2017 Activities


Mystery Day

  • Wednesday, June 21
  • 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Meet at Sunnyside parking lot at 9:30am. Pick up will be at 1:30pm at the church. Please bring $10 for lunch.

The Edge

  • June 24-28
  • Several of our middle-school students will be heading to Covenant College for The Edge, a middle-school retreat.

Summer Jam Camp

  • June 26-30
  • Middle- and high-school students are invited to volunteer during Jam Camp, which will feature Bible stories, crafts, recreation and more. Sign up the help here.


High School Small Group

  • Every Wednesday in July
  • Noon-1:15 p.m.
  • Join us at Cookout in Harrisonburg for lunch, Bible study and fellowship.

Middle School Small Group

  • Every Wednesday in July
  • 6-7:15 p.m.
  • Join us at Cici’s in Harrisonburg for dinner, Bible study and fellowship.

Mystery Day

  • Monday, July 10
  • Time TBD
  • Meet at the church for some time doing service and a mystery fellowship activity.


Mystery Day

  • Monday, August 14
  • 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