Youth Ministries

COVID-19 Update: 3/18/20

Following the precautionary measures of the church, we will suspend face-to-face programs through April 1 or later.

Until then, stay tuned for our "Virtual Youth Groups!" Details coming soon!

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.



Middle School Beach Party ZOOM

Youth Groups 

(Wednesdays, September thru May)

Serving Meals at Youth Group (Fall 2019)

COVID-19 Update (3/18/20): Both Groups will suspend its meetings until further notice. We are hoping to resume meeting after Easter.

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, service projects, and 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): 6:30-7:00PM

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

NOTE: Youth Groups will not meet on Feb. 26 or April 15

Sunday Morning Small Groups

COVID-19 Update (3/18/20): Both Groups will suspend its meetings until further notice. We are hoping to resume meeting on April 19.

The Bible is so important for vibrant and enduring faith that we offer small groups that study the Word in fun, creative, and informal ways. See below for information on the groups we offer.

"Explorers" Group (for grades 6-8) - meets during sermon of 9:30 worship in the Chapel

Explorers will meet 2/2, 2/16, 3/1, 3/8, 3/29, 4/19, 5/3, and 5/31

"Pioneers" Group (for grades 9-12) - meets at a coffee shop at 11:15-Noon

Pioneers will meet 2/16 at Cool Beans, 3/8 at Java Vino, 3/29 at Caribou, 4/19 at Jule's Coffee, 5/3 at Gloria Jeans in the Valley View Mall, and 5/31 at the Root Note

Meet our Director of Youth Ministry

Alex Jerve,

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...

COVID-19 Update (3/18/20): We are continuing with these trips as planned, but we will not expect further payments until things have cleared up.

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.