OUR PURPOSE

The First Presbyterian Youth Ministry is here to assist our parents in training and making disciples of their children. We want to see our seventh- through 12th-graders live worthy of the gospel of Jesus right now as well as in adulthood. We know that this happens through lives changed by the gospel of Christ. Through all of our youth ministry efforts here at First Pres, the end goal is to glorify God by producing mature Christian adults who will know Christ and make Him known for a lifetime.

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WHAT WE VALUE

Submitting to God’s Word as our guide for knowing Him and living our lives. Ministering not just to youth but to families both within and outside First Pres. Building authentic relationships. Having fun. Serving those in need. Praying constantly. Learning how to glorify God with our gifts. Looking to the gospel of Jesus for identity and purpose in the world. Connecting with the whole body of Christ at First Pres. Cultivating relationships with Christians both citywide and worldwide. Taking the Gospel to those who don’t know Christ.

WEEKLY GATHERINGS

Sunday School 10 AM-10:50 AM We meet up in the Garage for breakfast and fellowship. We then watch a teaching video from one of the great pastors featured on Right Now Media website. Teaching pastors include Francis Chan, Matt Chandler, Joshua Harris, Eric Mason, and others. The topics covered range from basic doctrine to identity in Christ.

Sunday Nights MOVE 5:30-7:30 PM We eat together and hang out upstairs int he Lounge and then head over to the Garage for our exciting gathering, where we play games and learn from God’s Word. We hang out and play ball for an hour afterward.

Tuesday Nights 4-4:45 PM East Florence Mission

Wednesday Nights 6:30-7:30 PM Small groups: Dinner, Bible study, and Games. Everyone meets at the church and then divides into groups.

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FALL HAPPENINGS

Fall retreat: The fall retreat will be held Dec. 1-3 at Ridgehaven Retreat Center in Brevard, N.C. Deadline to register is Nov. 20. Cost is $85 per person. Please contact Brock Page to sign up.

SUMMER HAPPENINGS

Feed my Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. We hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children and they are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world.

The Great Escape: For middle school, this great conference/camp is held by Youth Conference Ministries (YCM). We head to Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., for a week packed full of recreation and activities as well as dynamic speakers, musicians and other artists who understand how to communicate effectively.

Fun in the Son: For high school only, this is another great conference/camp done by YCM. We travel to Hilton Head Island off the coast of South Carolina, for a week for this fun and encouraging time, where the Gospel is presented through music, speaking, and creative arts.

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OTHER THINGS WE DO: Super Bowl Party, Lock-In Overnighters, East Florence Mission, Skateland Social, Christmas Party, Beach Trips, End of Summer Trip, Bonfire, Fall Road Trip, and Spring Getaway.