Parents & Guardians

Parents & Guardians
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Parents & Guardians

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Welcome Parents & Guardians

As a parent and/or guardian, your encouragement is essential. At their baptism, you promised to guide them into accepting Jesus Christ for themselves and you are the most important person in this process. Each week we will be using Theocademy Confirmation Curriculum that offers fun and unique videos to dive into each subject. These videos will be available to you. I encourage you to watch them and talk to your children about what they have learned. 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

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Our Youth Leaders

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.

Why Get Involved?

Learn more about the different First Presbyterian
Church youth events and activities you can provide help
volunteer for by clicking below!

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Worship

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name….Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and courts with praise!

At First Presbyterian, we make weekly worship a priority. People use words like these to describe our worship: beautiful, joyful, reverent, uplifting and prayerful. Choral music and congregational singing contribute greatly to our worship as does the weekly sermon which is based on Scripture and connects the ancient sacred world of the Bible with our modern, everyday lives.

Sunday School

“THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD” IS MORE THAN JUST A CLICHÉ. God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about: the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption; and this story’s true! Students in the class will each receive “The Story” book and a devotional book that will guide our conversation time together.

Lifeline

Our Lifeline youth ministry is offered to young people currently enrolled in grades 6 – 12. Middle school youth and Senior highs meet 5:00 – 7:00 most Sundays. Our program provides opportunities for spiritual growth, service, study, fun, and Christian fellowship. Lifeline ventures out into the community for activities, mission trips, and retreats. Check out our Lifeline newsletter to get all the details. Questions? Times will change based on activities. Call Lyndsey at 428-6332 x239; or e-mail at revmccalllyndsey@gmail.com

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Events

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!