Youth Ministries

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."

As of spring 2022, we are continuing to phase back into our programs for children, youth, and families. We have small groups of students meeting regularly. If you would like your 6th-12th grader(s) to be involved in a faith-based small group, please email our youth director at

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Coming Back Fall 2022!

Preteen Youth Group (ages 4-6)

Wednesdays at 5:00-6:30PM

Students ages 9-12 are invited to a youth group at the Coach House, where we play games, make crafts, eat dinner, and learn about how God wants to be a part of our everyday lives!

Middle School Youth Group (Grades 6-8)

Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30PM

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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...

First Pres has a long history of offering annual mission trips for grades 6-12.

Surf City (for grades 6-9)

August 7-12, 2022

We head out to beautiful western Michigan for a fun-packed week of swimming, biking, boating, games, worship, and so much more! This trip has become an annual treasure for our middle schoolers. Although we missed going in 2020 & 2021, we know that the impact made on our 100+ former Surf City participants continues to be used by God each and every day.

High School Mission Trip (for 10th graders thru recent grads)

July 15-22, 2022 - Logan, West Virginia

Jesus has set a powerful, high expectation for us: "I assure you, servants aren’t greater than their master, nor are those who are sent greater than the one who sent them," (John 13:16 CEB). We introduce our highschoolers to the aspect of servant leadership through our incredibly impactful mission trips. We select a new destination each year in order to broaden the experiences of our students.