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.
Sunday School for Youth
The youth discipleship classes for grades 6 through 12 meet in room 301. Taught by Billy Craig, our pastor for youth and evangelism, Garry Nichols, John and Kappy Barnes, Nick Langridge, Patrick Werner, Brad Jenkins, Avery Craig, and Pam Heeringa. The purpose of the class is to teach scripture, fellowship with each other, and know Jesus more! Billy Craig will be leading a confirmation class for those in the 8th grade and older in Room 307 starting on Sunday, January 12th.
Middle School Boys’ Small Group
This group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30pm at the church. It is led by Billy Craig, Ed Chappell, Patrick Evick and Mike Hendricksen. The goal is to connect these young men to Jesus, the church, and each other. We are currently studying the Gospel of Mark. Contact Billy Craig.
Middle School/High School Girls’ Small Group
This group is for 6th – 12th grade girls and meets on Wednesday evenings at Patrick and Elizabeth Evick’s home from 6:30-7:45pm. The goal is to connect the girls to Jesus, the church, and one another. It is led by Sarah Price and Elizabeth Evick. 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.