A place for youth to grow with God.
God, if that's you, why do you sound like my cousin Larry?
At First we know that all people are on a journey of faith, including teenagers. So, we provide teens space to ask questions and investigate faith with peers in a way that encourages them in their journey. Whether it is a Sunday morning, Wednesday night, crazy game night, or some other event, we want to connect students to Jesus, who will change their lives. Join us for all of the fun! We look forward to meeting you.
We Have A Plan
Because we believe so strongly in creating a plan that sees a child from birth all the way through high school graduation, our youth ministry is very much an extension of our children's ministry. In this third stage of ministry, students are becoming more independent in life and faith. We want to help equip parents for this exciting, and at times challenging, period of life. You are still a child's primary faith guide, but your role begins to shift and change, and we will give you tools for the task.
As the students move toward adulthood, we want them to embrace faith in Jesus on their own and find places to use their gifts and passions to serve God. By the time our middle school and high school students graduate, we want to see them incorporate these three basic truths into their lives:  I am created to pursue an authentic relationship with my creator.  I belong to Jesus Christ and define who I am by what He says.  I exist every day to demonstrate God’s love to a broken world.
Are you new to First? Our Family Ministry Pastor, Jon Ditty, would love to connect with you.
Every Sunday the youth gather for community group at 9:30am to hang out and study God's word. On the first and third Wednesdays of the month, we have youth group from 6:30-8:00pm. And throughout the year, we have a number of events. We look forward to seeing you there.
Stay involved with what is happening in youth ministry. Print out the yearly calendar and add a little First flare to your fridge.