Youth Ministry

AN INVITATION FROM AARON MEAD, OUR YOUTH PASTOR
I invite you to engage with our youth ministry this year.  We offer tons of remarkable programs that all serve a specific purpose. You will have the chance to get all of your questions answered at Sunday school, enjoy meals and games together at Sunday Night Youth Fellowship, work through personal struggles with a trusted group during Small Group Hangouts, go on amazing trips and serve our community with Special Events, and enjoy delicious biscuits as we jump into the Word of God at Bibles and Biscuits. Don’t miss out on anything this year and be sure to check out everything on our Web site, newsletters, and First Press.  
 

Special Events

FPC's youth participate in many special activities throughout the year. Events such as lock-ins, concerts, games, lake parties, summer camp, and mission trips are just a few of the events we offer.  All of these events are fun and encourage group bonding. We want to minister to our youth as leaders but encourage an atmosphere of togetherness in which the students form a body of Christ.

While these events are sporadic and occur at different times throughout the year, all events are publicized in advance to make sure everyone is aware of them.

BLUE JEANS, BLUEGRASS, AND BARBECUE
On Oct. 19, the youth will be joining the congregation as we enjoy an afternoon of entertainment at Blue Jeans, Bluegrass and Barbecue. There will be games, live music, and free food! The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. Make plans to join us!


STOP HUNGER NOW
On Nov. 2 immediately following the worship service, the Youth will participate in the STOP HUNGER NOW in the Fellowship Hall. It will be a great time! Make plans to join us!!!

Youth Ministries

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 Youth 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.

Bibles & Biscuits

Every second Thursday of the month the youth meet at the Bojangles on S. New Hope road from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. We will enjoy a devotion, breakfast, and discussion. The devotion will be led by a youth member, 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.