Parents & Guardians

Parents & Guardians
Parents & Guardians2018-09-18T05:22:45+00:00

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.

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Youth Calendar

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Events and Forms

Devotional

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Devotional

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Worship Leadership 

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Confirmation

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High School

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Middle School

High School

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Youth Ministry Leadership

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!

Events

Middle School Events

 

Tubing Event – Sept 9th
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PIN Meal- Sept 13th
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Confirmation Luncheon – Sept 16th

Nimmo Garden- Sept 16th
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Auction & Dinner- Sept 23rd
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Putt-Putt Intergenerational Fellowship- Sept 30 @ 5:00pm
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Baltimore Mission Weekend- October 12-14th
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Great Wolf Lodge PEVA Retreat- November 2-4th
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Youth Trips 2018

Tubing Event – Sept 9th
 
“Led by the Spirit” Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise (Kick Off Event)
Sept 16th @ 5:00pm
$20 per person and make sure to RSVP by Sept 10th!
 
PIN Meal- Sept 13th
 
Nimmo Garden- Sept 16th

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Auction & Dinner- Sept 23rd
 
Parking Lot Fundraiser- Sept 29th
 
Putt-Putt Intergenerational Fellowship- Sept 30 @ 5:00pm
 
Baltimore Mission Weekend- October 12-14th
 
Great Wolf Lodge PEVA Retreat- November 2-4th
 
SALT Massanetta Conference – November 9 – 11th

Youth Trips 2019

2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT)
TRIENNIUM will be held JULY 16—20, 2019 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. PEVA will sponsor a delegation to Triennium for churches in the presbytery. CONTACT PEVA’s REGISTRAR AMANDA PINE  a.pine@kgpc.org for more information. More event details visit PresbyterianYouthTrennium.org.
 
2019 Youth Ministry Academy
The Youth Ministry Academy is a three-day event to train and equip those who love ministering to youth, both paid professional youth ministers and those who do it for heavenly rewards. The Academy provides excellent training in an intimate environment. The Academy provides learning that leads to transformation, and wants to live at the crossroads between theology and practice.

More event details visit PresbyterianYouthTrennium.org.

High School Events

Parking Lot Fundraiser – Sept 2nd – 11am-3:00pm
 
High School Program – Sept 9th – 6:30pm in 303 Youth Center
 
PIN Meal – Sept 13th & England & Scotland Trip Information Meeting at 7:00pm
 
“Led by the Spirit” Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise (Kick Off Event) Sept 16th @ 5:00pm
$20 per person and make sure to RSVP by Sept 10th!
 
Auction & Dinner – Sept 23rd
 
Parking Lot Fundraiser- Sept 29th
 
Putt-Putt Interngenerational Event @ 5:00pm
 
Baltimore Mission Weekend- October 12-14th
 
Great Wolf Lodge PEVA Retreat- November 2-4th
 
SALT Massanetta Conference – November 9 – 11th