Youth Ministry
Our youth ministry invites young disciples to live into the calling to be disciples of Christ through community and mission. 

Real community. Real faith. Real Mission. 

Sign up for our Summer Events! 

The Summer of 2016 will be filled with fun events for both our Middle School and High School Youth. In alignment with the emphasis put on community in our Youth program at First Presbyterian Church, we encourage students to go on summer trips in order to grow in relationship with God and one another. Check out the opportunities being offered this summer!

Mid High Youth - Journey Camp 2016!
The Middle School Students will be traveling to the Journey Camp in Toccoa Falls Georgia for the fourth year in a row! This week is jam-packed with outdoor, high-energy fun, powerful messages and plenty of time for fellowship and bonding. For more information, be sure to visit the Journey Camp website and to sign up or learn more, click here. Please sign up by May 1, 2016. 

Senior High Youth - Arizona Mission Trip!
The High School Students will be traveling out west this summer to Arizona to serve with Praying Pelican Missions on a Native American Reservation. Praying Pelican partners with local, well established ministry organization in communities all over the United States and the world to organize volunteers and mission trip opportunities. To learn more about their efforts in Arizona click here. If you would like to sign up for the trip, click here. Please sign up for this trip by April 1, 2016.

If you have any more specific questions regarding either of these opportunities, don't hesitate to contact me for more information. 

Bibles & Biscuits

Every other Thursday of the month the youth meet at the Bojangles on S. New Hope road from 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. We will enjoy a devotion, breakfast, and discussion. The devotion will be led by either a youth member or the youth director, and we encourage all that can come to join us.  Bibles and Biscuits is a great way to start the day and encourages students to spend time in the Word of God every day before school. Be sure to check our the monthly calendars for specific dates.

JOSIE MILLER, DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES

Josie Miller joined the staff of FPC in 2015, after graduating from North Carolina State University. Go Wolfpack! At State, she was involved in a variety of social and service organizations on campus, serving in mentoring and leadership roles while pursing her degree. Before NC State, Josie grew up in another town with a big, red school - Columbus, Ohio - where most of her famil still lives. Even though they were Ohio residents, Josie's family took every opportunity to travel south to the Outer Banks, hence her eventual move to North Carolina. Although she was never a fan of the northern cold, being up there allowed her to grow up around her entire family. Josie has three brothers, seven boy cousins, and only when you get to her second-cousins can you find another girl! As a result of this outnumbered upbringing, she still loves being outside and is not afraid to get a little muddy every now and then. Josie spends her free time with family and friends doing different things, ranging from hiking to a day with Habitat for Humanity or even the occasional TV marathon. She really enjoys building relationships and community with new people, which is why she feels incredibly blessed for the opportunity to serve FPC.

To get in touch with Josie, email her via this link

Activities

Community. It's about being there for each other - in the good, in the bad, in the everyday. It's about growth and being together and serving the world around us. Together.

Sunday School

Sunday School classes meet at 9:15am-10:15 a.m. Our Senior High youth meet in the PAD building. Our Mid-High youth meet in confirmation wing.

Sunday School is a time for the youth to dive deep into the Word of God. It is a time of intensive learning and discussion, and young men and women will grow in their faith through the Confirmation classes and then deal with how the Bible interacts with their lives during their senior high classes.

Sunday Night  Fellowship

Sunday Night Youth Fellowship is a time for young people to enjoy a night of food, fellowship, games, and a Bible lesson. Students will be given a chance to interact with other youth and be introduced to the Word of God in a fun and new way.Our Youth Fellowship schedule follows an alternating schedule from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the PAD. 
 

Small Group Hangouts

Small Group Hangout is a chance for youth to gather in same-gender groups to discuss current issues and to build a mentoring relationship with positive role models. In these group settings, students share thoughts and devotions and are able to grow their relationships with Christ and have their voices heard.

Small Groups gather twice a semester at the discretion of small group leaders and their groups. The meeting venue will change often in order to explore different parts of Gastonia.

Calendars