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


Wednesdays in the Coach House. All are welcome!

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

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

We are having a blast in youth groups so far in this 2018-19 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.

2019 Summer Trips

Surf City 2019 – July 21-26, 2019

Trip Open to All Students in Grades 5-8 (2018-19 school-year)

An annual highlight for middle schoolers, Surf City is a week of camp in western Michigan that strives to provide a fun, memorable, and Christ-centered experience for students.  Each day at camp is packed with unique games, funny skits, wild competitions, and a variety of activities including tubing, swimming, horseback riding, zip-lining, parkour, and paintball. Time is also set aside for discussions, testimonies, and worship, all of which is faith-building and encouraging. Interested in this year’s trip? Contact Alex, Youth Director.

Haiti Mission Trip – June 28-July 8, 2019

Trip Open to All Students in Grades 9-12 (2018-19 school-year)

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 offer these on a regular basis. Check out FIESTA FRIDAYs for middle schoolers!

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 – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

(September – May)

Sunday Worship

8:30am Chapel Worship

9:30am Education Hour

10:30am Sanctuary Worship