Youth Ministries

Youth Ministry is for youth in grades 6-12 to fellowship, study, and service opportunities. Associate Pastor, David Slyter, and youth leaders seek to provide a fun and exciting environment for students in middle and high school to grow together in Christ Jesus. Youth Group is a place where all are welcomed, loved, and accepted for who they are, a place where they are free to be their true selves, and a place to eat together and laugh a lot as we all seek to serve God and our neighbors!

Youth Group meets at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Youth can be dropped off at the North Hall doors (near the mailbox) and picked up in the Great Hall by 7:30 p.m. See monthly calendar for scheduled Youth Group Events.

Confirmation

In the Presbyterian Church USA, when we practice baptism, we believe that we are proclaiming the completed work of God in giving grace and mercy to the individual being baptized. We welcome the individual into the fold of God often before he/she can even respond. In baptism, families and the congregation promise to raise the child in the way of God. In Confirmation, we confirm the promises made on our behalf at our baptisms by professing our faith in Jesus Christ and becoming full members

of the congregation.

At Grace First, we invite all eighth graders to be a part of the Confirmation Journey. In this journey, youth will be expected to participate in classes during Wednesday LOGOS Bible Study, and write a Statement of Faith to be shared with the Session.

There will not be a Confirmation class for the 2017-2018 year.

Annual Youth Events

In addition to weekly activities, GFPC offers many fun events throughout the year sure to encourage, educate, inspire, and excite our youth. Here's a sampling of past events:

  • Mission Trips (regional, international)

  • Middle School YouthQuake-West at Glen Lake Camp; GAP at Gilmont

  • Senior High Youth Connection at Austin College; SYNOD at University of Tulsa

  • Youth Group Christmas Party

  • Senior Recognition Breakfast

  • Sexuality Retreat

  • Variety Show

 

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