making disciples of the next generation

The goal of our student ministry (5th - 12th grade students) is to reach the next generation with the gospel and equip them to become disciple-makers who know and treasure Christ.  We have a great team of committed leaders who love students and seek to invest in them personally week in and week out, and whenever possible, we seek to partner with parents and encourage them as the spiritual leaders of their children.  Our aim is to give students a solid foundation to their faith, so that when they leave home, they will be prepared for adulthood and walk with Christ for a lifetime - seeking to change the world for His glory.  

WEDNESDAY STUDENT GATHERING

Our Wednesday Student Gathering is a great way for teenagers to get connected in Christ-centered community.  Each week we have a church-wide meal from 5PM-6PM, and then from 6PM-7:30PM we have out Wednesday Student Gathering.  This consists of students worshiping together, study God's Word together, talk about it in small groups, and have a blast doing it!  See the Fall Wednesday Student Gathering schedule below:    



2019 FALL SCHEDULE

September 11th - Student Gathering

September 18th - Student Gathering

September 25th - Student Gathering

October 2nd - Student Gathering

October 9th - Student Gathering

October 16th - Student Gathering

October 23rd - Student Gathering

October 30th - Student Gathering

November 6th - FCA's Christ on the Court (NO STUDENT GATHERING)

November 13th - Student Gathering

November 20th - Student Gathering

November 27th - NO STUDENT GATHERING (Thanksgiving)

December 4th - Student Gathering

December 11th - Student Christmas Party

December 18th - NO STUDENT GATHERING

December 25th - NO STUDENT GATHERING



SUNDAY MORNINGS

9AM-10AM for Bible Study



Middle School Students (5th-8th grade) gather upstairs in the main building in Room 202.  Join us throughout the 2019-2020 school year as we study God's Word and talk about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. 


High School students (9th-12th grade) gather upstairs in the main building in Room 201.  High School students gather together for breakfast, fellowship, and prayer.  




SUNDAY EVENINGS

6PM-8PM - HS Small Group @ Patterson's Home



High School students meet every Sunday Night from 6PM-8PM at James and Jennifer Patterson's home as a small group!  They have a meal together, fellowship together, and then dive into studying and discussing God's Word.  This in home, small group setting has proved incredibly fruitful for high school students, and we think it is the best environment for them to fellowship together around God's Word.  All HS students are welcome, and email Colin Hairston at chairston@pgfirst.com if you'd like the Patterson's address or have questions about this!

IMPORTANT DATES & UPCOMING EVENTS

In addition to our weekly gatherings on Wednesdays and Sundays, we plan a number of events and activities throughout the year to help students grow in their faith and have fun together (i.e. camps, retreats, mission trips, service projects, road trips, game nights...you get the idea).  Please contact the church office for more information: office@pgfirst.com or 479-846-3939.

our team


Our Student Ministry Team is committed to reaching students with the gospel and investing in their lives to help them grow in their faith.  What makes this team unique is that they meet every week as a small group, believing that their love for one another will spill over into the way they lead and disciple students.   Check out the video below to learn more about what they do and why they do it.

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Summer Camp