The 1st Pres Youth Ministry exists for two reasons; to gather our students in hopes that they would know, trust in, and treasure Christ (Col. 2:2-3), and to disciple our students in hopes that they will grow as faithful, fruitful, followers of Christ (Col. 2:6). This is primarily accomplished through small group discussion, large group teaching, events, retreats, mission opportunities, and one-on-one mentorship. By God's grace, and for His glory, we hope to be a welcoming, authentic community who worships God in gospel-centered fellowship, and loves others in gospel-centered service (Heb. 10:24-25).
Parent-Assistive: Parental influence as a primary avenue of discipleship is a God-ordained reality. We strive to celebrate and encourage parents in their call to be the primary disciplers of their students.
Discipleship-Oriented: Relational discipleship goes beyond a surface level friendship with older adults. We strive to build authentic, intentional relationships with students and foster biblical fellowship amongst students.
Covenant-Driven: The Gospel calls us into participation and membership of a covenant community in God's Kingdom. We strive to gather and disciple every student and family who are members of our local congregation, encouraging intergenerational connection and active participation in the life of 1st Pres.
Programing: We have a variety of programs, events, and retreats in order to teach and equip students in the Gospel.
Fellowship: We have times to fellowship and cultivate gospel relationships amongst peers and adults.
Service: We offer opportunities for students to serve in various capacities throughout the year.
Mentorship: We meet with and have Gospel conversations in one-to-one and small group discipleship.
Singing: We offer times and ways to worship and praise our God through song.
Fun: We will have intentional and organic fun and laughter in our ministry.
Middle School Students - We have a youth retreat coming up September 22nd-24th at Camp Vesper Point. We will join several other local PCA Youth Groups for a great weekend of Bible teaching, worship, discipleship, prayer and all the fun that CVP has to offer. It's going to be great - you don't want to miss it! Register today at 1stpresbyterian.com/events