FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Youth Ministry

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.

Register now for the Senior High Ski Trip in January!

Senior High Mission Trip to Long Island, New York

Register to join the Sr. High mission team as they head to Long Island, NY with NextStep Ministries to help rebuild homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy next July. The mission team will be lodging at a local community building and will work with other groups from across the USA July 1926, 2015. During their stay, the team will be assigned one project to work on for the entire week, which  will allow them to get to know the residents of that home and build relationships with the family.  At the end of the week, the mission team will be spending one evening inNew York City.  

The cost of the trip will be $550 per student. That cost includes: Lodging for a week, food for the week, and a t-shirt.  It does not include the money for food on the road trip there or back or money for the day in New York City.  Also, each student is required to bring at least two tools on the “tools request” list to use while on the trip.  Read more about NextStep Ministries here. 

Journey Camp: June 15-19, 2015

Register to join us for another great year at Journey Camp!  Come and enjoy upbeat worship, amazing speakers, and insane activities.  It is a five-day experience during which our childrens' faith will be both challenged and built. This year, we will enjoy a Lake Day spent water skiing, wake boarding, or just enjoying the water!  Registration costs $250 per student.  This includes lodging, food, and transportation at Journey Camp.  It does not include the meals on the way to Journey Camp nor any money for spending while at Journey Camp.  For more information, please visit Journey at Toccoa Falls' Web site

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.