Parents & Guardians

Welcome Parents & Guardians

As a parent and/or guardian, your encouragement is essential. At your child’s baptism, you promised to guide them in the faith so that they may one day accept Jesus Christ for themselves. It is statistically proven that the parents/guardians will have the most impact on a child’s spiritual development. Your role in teaching the faith to your child is extremely important. But alas- you are not alone. It takes a village, or a whole church community, to raise a child. We are here to support you in this process from beginning to end. The FPC ministers welcome parents and guardians to come to them with any theological questions or concerns. In doing so, we hope families will grow together in knowledge and understanding of the Presbyterian faith and tradition.

“And shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” Deut.6;7

Our Youth Advisors

Our youth leaders are committed individuals dedicated to working with our church youth to bring them closer in fellowship with each other and also help them become shining examples of Christ to the communities we serve.

The Youth Ministry of First Presbyterian Church (“FPC”) desires to develop an authentic faith in God through Jesus Christ through our active youth ministries that include: worship, fellowship, Bible study, and mission. 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.

This Covenant Code of Conduct (“Code”) will be used by Youth Ministry leaders as a basis of accountability for all participating youths and adults. In general, it is expected that all Youth who participate in the church Youth programs will respect the rights and properties of other and conduct themselves in a safe and orderly manner. It is important that parents and youth discuss and understand this code. Youth are reminded that all negative behavior has a detrimental effect on others in the Youth Program and also affects the reputation of the church and its programs.

All Youth Ministry Staff and regular Volunteers are required to comply with the Safe Sanctuary Policy. In order to serve as a regular volunteer one should be a member for at least six months, submit to a background check and Safe Sanctuary training.

“Safe Sanctuary” policies shall apply and extend to activities beyond the walls of the church for any youth events. It is understood that any rule or guideline that is not mentioned here but is required by a camp or retreat where our youth are present will also apply to our students.

To see more about the events and opportunities you can get involved in at First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach , review the links listed below to learn more!