First Presbyterian Church

STUDENTS

Youth Ministry (grades 6-12)

Here at First Presbyterian Church, we believe that the middle and high school years are a vital time for spiritual development in the lives of our students. It is a time when students have legitimate, real questions about life, who they are, and even their own faith. It is a time of searching for their own identity in society, finding where they fit in, and sorting out their beliefs. Some students truly thrive at this age, while others hold on for dear life.

The Roots Student Ministry objective is to show our students Christ and to teach them that through Him, we can find our identity, we can find our calling, and we can share that message with others. We encourage students to put down deep ROOTS to enable them to grow strong and flourish.

Our motto at Roots is “KNOW—GROW—GO.”
We have a passion for our students to KNOW Jesus Christ and to recognize the blessings of being a part of such a wonderful covenant community; we want them to GROW in their faith and mature into adulthood; and we want them to answer the call of the gospel, to take the message of Jesus with them wherever they GO. We accomplish these goals through solid teaching of God’s Word, a strong focus on building relationships, an emphasis on mission work, and having a blast while doing it all!

Core Values of the Youth Ministry
Fellowship: gathering together to build each other up
Worship: showing honor and respect to God
Prayer: communicating with God
Discipleship: following and obeying God
Ministry: using one’s gifts to serve others
Evangelism: sharing the good news of Christ

Communication is key to the success of our youth outreach and programs. Please be sure that the church has current email and home addresses for parents and youth in your home. To update information, please contact Charlotte Joye (672.0309 or cjoye@firstpresgreenville.org).

Student Ministries Staff
Rev. Charlie Buchanan, Junior High Director, grades 6-8
672.0333 or cbuchanan@firstpresgreenville.org
Kate Fagan, Female Student Ministry Coordinator
672.0348 or kfagan@firstpresgreenville.org

Mason Simmons, Senior High Director, grades 9-12
349.3589 or msimmons@firstpresgreenville.org 
Charlotte Joye, Administrative Assistant
672.0309 or cjoye@firstpresgreenville.org

Junior HighSenior High

College Summer Opportunities

All college-age friends are invited to these events:

THE TABLE
college-age young adults & high school graduates  cultivating rich community, experiencing worship and prayer,  growing together as followers of Jesus
Dessert & coffee provided!
7:00pm • Thursdays • five summer nights
May 30 • June 13 • June 27 • July 11 • July 25

home of Christine & Terry Bruner
15 McDaniel Court • Greenville, SC 29605 • 907.4170

the Gathering SUNDAY LIFE GROUP

biblical teaching on life topics for college students and young adults
Sunday mornings • 9:45–10:30am • Room 305 
led by Lee & Margaret Dixon • mdixon21@charter.net, 678.0212

 

Care Packages
The College Ministry shares events for college students available through First Pres and offers  encouragement with notes and care packages throughout the school year. Please watch the GrapeVine newsletter for details.

 

Online Christian Colleges
Want to explore online learning with a Christian influence? Click Here for more information.

Questions?
Contact Autumn Clark at 672-0370 or aclark@firstpresgreenville.org.

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