Pre-Teens, Teens, and Young Adults
“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name, welcomes me.”
– Matthew 18:5
It’s about feeling at home.
In First Pres. Youth Ministries we focus on fellowship, faith, and fun. We aim to help middle school and high school youth feel comfortable in their church home. In too many other places in their lives youth are judged and ranked and rated based on skill, popularity, looks, intelligence, grades, clothes, etc. At First Pres we want them to know that they are loved and accepted for exactly who they are: no qualifiers, no conditions. In that space we explore our faith, grow in friendships, serve the community, and have fun.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young. Instead, set an example for the believers through your speech, behavior, love, faith, and by being pure.”
– 1 Timothy 4:12
“Let your light shine before all people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.”
– Matthew 5:16