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6th Grade - 12th Grade

About First Youth (Grades 6-12)

First Church has one of the strongest Youth Ministries in the region. With a staff of committed leaders, both paid and volunteer, First Youth is continually reaching new students and equipping current students to help them experience and grow in their faith during these formative years. 

The First Youth ministry at First Church Springdale exists to train the next generation of Christ-followers so that our lives, families, and communities are forever changed. Our ministry is vibrant and growing, but a strong emphasis on fellowship and small groups ensures that our young people stay closely connected. We are a ministry focused on spiritual formation, worship, and mission, and we would love for you to come to experience the Holy Spirit’s work among us as we continue our mission to transform students into deeply devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Weekly Programming

Crossroads // Sunday Mornings, 9:30-10:45 AM

Join us upstairs in the Youth Area on Sunday mornings for our Crossroads Worship Service! During this time students in grades 6-12 gather for pre-service fellowship with snacks and refreshments beginning at 9:30 AM before moving into a time of worship with one another beginning at 9:45 AM. We explore real-life topics and how scripture and Jesus teaches us to handle them in our own lives. 

Small Groups // Sunday Evenings, 5:00-7:00PM

Students gather in the Youth Area on Sunday evenings for a meal and small group discussion time! Our small groups are led by members of our wonderful team of small group leaders and cover various biblical and life application-based topics relevant to our students. Students are divided into groups by age and gender. Monthly events and activities will also occur during this time!

Confirmation // Sunday Evenings, 5:00-7:00 PM

Coinciding with our Small Group meeting time and location, our Confirmation class meets throughout the school year where they are instructed on core beliefs of the Christian faith through weekly teachings and an annual Confirmation Retreat as they prepare to be confirmed into the Church. Confirmation is open to 6th & 7th-grade students as well as any older students who may have missed this opportunity in the past.

Midweek // Wednesday Evenings 5:30-7:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday evenings for Midweek! Midweek is an opportunity for students in the 6th-12th grades to come together for a time of fellowship, food, and fun! Whether it be a Bible study, game night, or enjoying a meal with one another, Midweek is a weekly opportunity for students to deepen friendships, grow in their faith, and build Christian community.

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