“Welcome! I’m glad you’ve stopped by our Youth Ministry page. I hope you will consider joining us for any of our wonderful Youth Ministry opportunities. The youth and I look forward to making you feel welcome. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Join us, you are welcome here.”
Just as Jesus walked along the beach and said, “Follow me,” we invite persons to engage in the adventure of serving Jesus Christ as part of our growing seaside community of believers. We share God’s gracious love through joyful worship and challenging preaching. We serve the community through ministries of healing, reconciliation and justice. We teach the faith in ways that stretch the mind, strengthen the spirit and address the needs of all God’s people. We build up the body of Christ, by equipping disciples with the skills and grace to extend Jesus’ invitation- “follow me” -to others.
The purpose of youth ministry at First Presbyterian is to help our youth develop authentic faith in God through Jesus Christ by means of an active youth ministry program which emphasizes:
· Prayer, Bible study and spiritual growth
· Christ-centered mission to those beyond the walls of our church
· Care for one another
· Learning to express one’s faith through words as well as acts of kindness and compassion
· Inviting and involving marginally involved and non-member youth into a program known for its welcome, acceptance and vitality
Who, What, When and Where?
Middle School (6th-8th grade) Sunday School: 9:45am in the 303 Youth Center with teachers; Stuart Nesbit and Jeff Nelson
High School (9-12th grade) Sunday School: 9:45am in the 303 Youth Center with teachers; Guy and Gretchen Barnes
Confirmation (8th grade) Sunday School: 9:45am in classroom 213 with Rev. Lyndsey McCall, Director of Youth Ministries and guest speakers.
Lifeline (Evening Youth Ministry)
Lifeline ministries generally meets on Sunday at 5:00pm-7:30pm including dinner. Please see schedule for events on specific dates.
Middle School (6th-8th grade) Lifeline: 5:00pm in the 303 Youth Center with Youth Advisors; Stuart Nesbit, Amber Keever, Jennifer Nelson, and Emily Lowery
High School (9-12th grade) Lifeline: 5:00pm in the 303 Youth Center with Youth Advisors; Guy & Gretchen Barnes, and John Finguerra