Youth Ministry

“Our Mission is to partner with youth to develop a vibrant, maturing, and enduring faith in Jesus Christ.”

Youth Groups, Bible Study, & Mission Trips for Grades 6-12

Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church seeks to create experiences for youth that are fun, safe, social and Christ-centered. The intimate size of our group allows our ministry to be very relational and intentional, with no student falling through the cracks. Above all, our ministry exists to guide students along in their faith journey, as they build a relationship with our Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

We welcome all youth from the La Crosse community to our programs and events, regardless of church membership or religious affiliation. We love having friends and visitors join us, even if just for a night.

Need Permission Form? Click link for PDF: General Permission Form



Thank you for your support of the 2018 Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction!

We are so grateful for all the guests, church members, students, families, and everyone else that participated in the 2018 Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction. The funds raised at this event will contribute to the students’ cost for our 2018 summer mission trips, allowing for these life-shaping experiences to be less of a financial burden on the families of the 40 youth registered for Surf City and the Red Lake Mission Trip.

We would also like to recognize the businesses and organizations that contributed to the success of this event: Woodman’s Markets, Kwik Trip, the Company Store, Festival Foods, McDonald’s Courtesy Corporation, UW Badgers Athletics, Commonweal Theater (Lanesboro, MN), the Weber Center, and Mt. Olympus Parks & Resorts.




2018 Summer Trips

Surf City 2018:

July 29-August 4, 201 8

Calling all 5th thru 8th graders! Join us for a super-fun week of camp at “Surf City”. With its unique games, funny staff, wide variety of free-time options, and Christ-centered environment, Surf City proves year after year to be the highlight of the summer for middle school students. It’s amazing what God has does through just one week at Surf City!

Check out our video from Surf City 2017


YOUTH GROUPS on Wednesday Evenings in the Coach House!

EPIC  (for grades 6-8) – 5:30-7:00PM (Dinner provided)

DeepEnd (for grades 9-12) – 6:30-8:00PM (Dinner provided)

We are having a blast in youth groups so far in this 2017-18 school-year! Thanks to all the students, leaders, and meal-providers that are making Wednesdays in the Coach so lively, refreshing, and fun! Check out some cool photos on our Youth Groups page.








Our Programs for youth:

Bible Study: Both the middle school and high school classes meet in the Coach House on Sunday mornings at 9:30 (between the two services).

Youth Groups: We have separate youth group programs for middle school and high school students. Visit our Youth Groups page for more info

Special Events & Outings: We provide special events and outings for our students, their friends, and youth in the community. We try to do these on a monthly basis. Check out FIESTA FRIDAYs: themed parties for grades 6-8 on the first Friday of every other months during the school-year.

Summer Trips: We take a group of students entering grades 6-9 to Surf City camp each summer. High school students entering grades 10-12 go on a mission trip every summer.



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Contact Us

First Presbyterian Church
233 West Ave South
La Crosse WI 54601

Phone: 608.784.4248
Fax: 608.784.1091

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Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:00am – 4:00pm

(May 29-Aug. 31)

Summer Worship

9:00am Worship
10:15am Fellowship Event

(Sundays, May 27-Sept. 9)