The First Pres student ministry focuses on middle, high school, and college students, and provides opportunities for youth to go deeper in their relationship with God as well as their relationships with others. Most student ministry programming takes place in Allen & Yowell Hall.
During the school year, we offer Tribe for middle schoolers Wednesday nights 5:30-7:30pm.
We also have two yearly retreats: a fall retreat to Southwind and a summer retreat to Camp Twain!
During the school year, high schoolers can join us from 7:30-9:00pm Wednesday nights.
We also have two yearly retreats: a winter retreat to Eagle Rock and a summer retreat to Camp Twain!
Small Groups (MS/HS)
Small groups meet on Sundays during the school year. We love them so much that we have an entire page dedicated to them! Check it out here.
Sunday School (MS/HS)
We meet from 9:45-10:45am on Sundays in the Warehouse. Middle and high school students welcome!
DR Mission Trip • Jun 10-16
FPCO works under the leadership of partner Mission Emanuel in the community of Cielo, Dominican Republic. Student Ministry leaders as well as Family Pastor Bret Allen takes adults and children to the DR to serve. We spend almost a week building houses and relationships. This trip is a great first-time mission experience for many individuals, families and small groups. The trip is discipleship-based, so it is intended for more mature Christ-followers. Each high school student must apply.
Check out the video from our 2017 trip over to the right!
Camp Twain • Georgia • July 24-28
Camp Twain is FPCO Student Ministry's very own summer camp experience. This is our 3rd year of Camp Twain, and we love it! Camp is held at Pinnacle Retreat Center in Clayton, Georgia.
This camp is for middle & high school students (rising 6th-12th). Our vision for Camp Twain is to give students a chance to get away from their normal routine and encounter The Living God. We will play games, hear biblical teaching, sing songs, discuss topics, and have tons of fun. Students will not only grow in their relationship with God, but also with fellow students and leaders.
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Kevin Sheehan is the Director of Student Ministry and all-around cool guy! He's happy to help you with any questions you have, and get you plugged into this community.
Chris Rossi takes care of all of the business stuff at Student Ministry, but is a blast to hang out with. Any paperwork-related questions, contact Chris!
Steve Eastwood coordinates the Peak (high school) program. He enjoys his family, ultimate frisbee, and Buffalo sports teams.