Youth Ministries

Looking for a youth group that your student WANTS to attend? At First Pres, students participate in youth ministry because of the warm community, the fun experiences, and the valuable life lessons we learn together. Because our ministry is open to all youth in grades 6-12, students easily feel welcome at "the Coach House." Plus, we meet actively and regularly to maximize opportunities for bonding and learning more about the love of Christ as found in God’s Word.

Registration is Now Open for the 2020 High School Mission Trips! Click Here to Get Started!

Registration Runs January 8-22, 2020

Middle School Beach Party ZOOM

Youth Groups 

(Wednesdays, September thru May)

Serving Meals at Youth Group (Fall 2019)

Consistency... something that can be hard to maintain in the middle and high school years... but NOT at First Pres! We meet nearly every Wednesday during the school year for games, dinner, service projects, and fun lessons! Come meet some new friends!

Youth Groups meet Wednesdays in the Coach House

Youth Groups Schedule:

Grades 6-8 meet 5:30-7:00PM

Dinner for grades 6-12 at 6:30PM

Grades 9-12 meet 7:00-8:30PM

NOTE: The exception to this schedule are our "Next Gen Worship" dates: November 6 & December 4, 2019, and January 8, 2020.

Sunday Mornings for Youth: Bible Live! & Church Chat

The Bible is so important for vibrant and enduring faith that we dedicate time each week to studying it in fun, creative, and informal ways...

Church Chat, 11:00-11:30AM in the Coach House

Middle School and High School students are invited over to the Coach House at 10:45am for Church Chat! We revisit the scripture passages read in worship each Sunday, reflect on how the sermon explored those themes, and brainstorm how that particular passage relate to us today.... Oh, and don't forget about the snacks we enjoy together every week!

Meet our Director of Youth Ministry

Alex Jerve, alex@firstpreslax.org

Although I grew up going to church, my faith in Jesus Christ became big priority after being inspired by…     Read more about Alex…

Youth Summer Trips...

See the Youth Summer Trips web-page for more details, registration dates, cost, etc.

Surf City 2020 - July 19-24, 2020

We head out to beautiful western Michigan for a fun-packed week of swimming, biking, boating, games, worship, and so much more! This trip is open to students currently in grades 5-8.

West Virginia Mission Trip - June 19-26, 2020

Amidst the natural beauty of the Appalachian mountains, there is a vast-yet-hidden population battling poverty, drug abuse, and discouragement for the future. Many ministries and community leaders have stepped up to lend a helping hand to those who are struggling. Students in grades 9-12 (2019-20 school year) are invited to join us as we travel out east and join these efforts.

Caribbean Mission Trip - June 19-27, 2020

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to travel out of the country---and their comfort zones---to serve people in the Caribbean. We are currently considering three mission options: Haiti, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.