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Connecting in Christian community helps youth develop a peer-base outside of their schools: a place based on the principle of inclusion. We offer a place to find acceptance and share the boundary-breaking love of God.

YOUTH COMMUNITY

Fosters connection to significant (non-parental) adults in the faith community.

Supports exploration in questions of faith, life, and what it means to be a follower of Christ in a safe, non-judgmental context.

Offers opportunities to put faith in action.

The relationships made during these formative years can have an impact for a lifetime.

Youth Ministry (Grades 6-12) Includes the Following:

  • Sunday morning Faith Development classes (9:45-10:45am) for Middle School (Room 209) and Senior High youth (Room 210); Confirmation Class offered every other year for youth in 8ᵗʰ grade and above.

  • Worship participation through leading prayers, serving as ushers, and offering music;

  • Youth Choir, which rehearses on Sundays from 4:30-5:15pm during the school year;

  • An active Youth Group that meets on Sundays from 5:15-7:15pm during the school year, balancing fellowship, fun, service, and learning;

  • Seasonal retreats and recreational events, including skiing, camping, and youth winter league basketball;

  • Opportunities to lead in special worship (Lovefeast, Youth Sunday, All Saints Service) and participate in service opportunities (Saturday Sanctuary, Pritchard Park, Room in the Inn);

  • Summer retreats at Montreat & Massanetta Springs, plus mission immersion experiences for older youth;

  • Opportunities for parents to connect for support and education.

Confirmation is the time set aside for youth to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and learn how that commitment can be expressed through active participation in a faith community. At FPCA  we offer this class biennially on Sunday mornings from February through May, to those in 8ᵗʰ grade and above.