First Pres Charlotte, a PC(USA) congregation in the heart of the Queen City, seeks a dynamic, passionate leader to guide 6th-12th graders on their faith journeys. The Director of Youth Ministry will be responsible for developing a relational approach, grounded in scripture, that builds intentional experiences through which students and their families can connect to God, self, and others. In addition, the director will partner with other ministers, staff, and volunteers to dream and implement a vision for the youth of First Pres today, and tomorrow. You can learn more with the full job description, or apply here. Contact Adam Witter with any questions.
September-April | Weekly | 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Youth Sunday School
Middle and high school youth meet every Sunday during the school year. During this time, youth will have the opportunity to grab some breakfast, a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, enjoy fellowship with their youth peers, and engage in Bible Study together.
Middle School | Middle School Room (P301)
High School | High School Room (P321)
September-April | Sundays | 6-7:45 pm
Presbyterian Youth Connection
Middle and high school youth meet to share a meal together, play games, engage in Bible study, participate in mission opportunities, and more. View the youth schedule for specific dates.
Confirmation is a time for eighth graders to confirm their baptismal vows, explore their faith and claim it as their own, deepen their relationship with God and discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and part of the Presbyterian tradition. Each youth is partnered with a Confirmation Sponsor, an adult church member outside of their family, with whom they can share their faith and questions.
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September-April | Monthly
Small Group Meetings
We take one night each month to break down into smaller groups so we can explore a time of focused recreation and reflection. Both middle and high school students will have groups dedicated to their age and gender so they can learn more about God and talk through the issues and challenges they’re facing.
Meeting time and location varies. No sign up required.
Middle and High School youth have the opportunity to join the FPC Basketball Team. Practices typically begin in November and the season runs from December – February. It’s a great way to be part of a team and have a great time playing basketball!
Ivey Ringers (grades 9-12)
Rehearsals Wednesday | 7:30-9 p.m.
An auditioned group for advanced middle and high school handbell ringers. Ivey Ringers rehearse weekly and participate in worship and special programs throughout the year, including a handbell concert on Christmas Eve. The group tours each summer, domestically or internationally.
Mission Trips & Service Opportunities
Our youth work during the school year to provide service and ministry locally. In the summer, middle school youth serve the local community, and high school youth spend a week serving domestically or internationally.
June 23-28, 2024 | Charlotte, NC
Rising 6th-9th grade youth participate in a local week of service led by CROSS Missions and our neighbors at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. Youth spend four days traveling to various organizations and mission sites across Charlotte to serve, learn, and witness God at work in the city. | More info
Massanetta Springs Youth Conferences
July 11-14, 2024 | Massanetta Springs, VA
A long weekend conference of worship, games, and community building for rising 6th-9th grade youth in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Mexico Mission Trip
July 7-14, 2024 | Mexico
Montreat Youth Conference
July 21-27, 2024 | Montreat, NC
Rising 9th grade through graduating high school seniors can spend a week in the mountains for fellowship with FPC youth and youth from other churches, worship, small groups, recreation, energizers, and music.
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