• Introduce young people into the Christian life and faith including: an understanding of the Bible, the possibility of identifying themselves with Jesus Christ, the Christian lifestyle and a compassion for other people. This is done in a way that young people can understand and integrate into their own lives.
• Build relationships between young people and First Presbyterian Church so that they have a sense of belonging to a community of faith that encourages participation in all facets of church life, cares and responds to their concerns and provides positive and fun activities that appeal to teenagers
• Build relationships with youth by entering into their world and taking an interest in their lives
Sunday mornings the middle school group meets in Room 305 at 10am and the high school group meets in the choir room and, at times, will walk out for coffee, discussion and fellowship.
Middle and high school youth groups also meet once a month on a Sunday night from 6:30-8:00pm for a meal and program. Weekly activities include service projects, recreation, mission outreach and faith lessons.
SUMMER MISSION TRIPS
Each summer the Middle School and High School youth attend a mission trip where we come together to serve others, grow in our faith, and have a lot of fun! The Middle School trips are usually based around community service and have traveled to places like Charlotte and West Virginia in the past. The High School group alternates every year between a domestic trip and an international trip. Our destinations in the past include New Orleans, Scott County Tennessee, Belize, Jamaica, & Mexico.
First Presbyterian Church cares about children. Volunteers working with children and youth submit to a background check. Read our Child Protection Policy and Background Check Consent forms.