Here at First, we place special value in the discipleship of our young people, and we believe the preteen and teenage years to be foundational for adopting Christ-like service. We have several targeted programs and events for our jr highers and high schoolers designed to help them to transition into actively being the Church.
Sunday morning small groups
Middle schoolers and high schoolers think very differently, so on Sunday mornings we have classes designed specifically for these two pivotal age groups. Both groups meet in the upstairs portion of the Crossroads Center at 9:15a.
Every* Sunday night during the school year from 5:30-6:30p, our middle schoolers and high schoolers meet together in Crossroads for youth group. During this time, students enjoy student-led worship, carefully crafted lessons, and intentional small group discussions. This time is designed for students to solidify their own faiths in a question-safe environment.
Again, because the two groups think and act differently, the main lessons and small group are age-based. Middle schoolers get their own large group lesson upstairs in Crossroads while the high schoolers get theirs in the gym.
Annual Service Opporunities
Throughout the year, we offer students the opportunity to serve their church and their community. This is typically in the form of student-served dinners, outreach, and service projects. For the next opportunity, check the calendar!
Each year we take trips out of Pittsfield to connect, recharge, and dig deeper. These events include camp at Mississippi Valley Christian Service Camp, CIY, Dare2Share, and smaller outings like bonfires and Six Flags trips. For info on the next event, check the calendar!
As a matter of good book keeping, we ask that every student that attends any of our events or youth group to fill out a General Permission Form and a General Health Form.
Believe 2018 Permission Form
*Occasionally, we will have game or movie nights in place of youth group, or cancel youth group all together because of scheduling conflicts. We also don't meet in the summer. Please see the calendar for exact dates.