Middle School

We believe that youth ministry thrives at the intersection of community and discipleship, where students are formed together into the likeness of Christ.
A thriving youth ministry is oriented around students’ formation as life-long disciples of Jesus. Over the duration of students’ involvement in the high school ministry, our hope and aim is to equip them to engage deeply in Christian community for the sake of Christian discipleship.

Our youth ministry vision is aligned with broader congregation-wide philosophy of discipleship. Click here to learn more about discipleship at First Pres.

Youth Ministry Event Calendar

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Hoops4Him is an organization that runs a city-wide church basketball league and is a fun extension of our youth ministry.
All 6th grade boys and up are encouraged to register to play on the 1st Pres. boys teams and the 8th grade girls and up are encouraged to register to play on the 1st Pres. girls team.
Girls and boys of any skill level may sign up!
The cost is $50 and registration will be open on the FPC website until October 15th.
Practice starts early November, games mid-November, and will run through early February. Coaches will send out more information in the coming weeks once the practice and game schedule is finalized.

Confirmation is a beloved part of our church calendar here at First Presbyterian. Year after year, it is always amazing to watch God work in and through students’ lives during the Confirmation process. The purpose of this discipleship program is to help students learn the basics of Christianity, the tenets of the Presbyterian tradition, and what it means to become a Covenant Partner of First Presbyterian Church. Bo Brookby, Lisa Britt, and Johnson Waterer are the facilitators of the course. Our intention is for the confirmation process to be an experience of both the HEART and the HEAD. The two questions that each student will be seeking to answer are, “Who is Jesus to me?” and “Do I want to join First Presbyterian Church?” When the study portion of the class is completed in 8th grade, each student will have the opportunity to affirm his/her faith and become a Covenant Partner of First Presbyterian Church as they transition into High School.
The design of this class includes: weekly teaching times, mentor relationships, two retreats, a class party, a service project, a mid-course gathering for parents, and a mid-course gathering for mentors. At the end of the semester, students and families will gather together and celebrate the student’s completion of the Exploration phase of Confirmation. A public recognition of their completing the class will be made during worship on Celebration Sunday. Johnson Waterer (JohnsonW@1stpres.com), Director of Middle School Ministries, is heading up the Confirmation process, and he will happily answer any other questions you may have regarding Confirmation.

Open Registrations

MOVE Group Registration | Sign up for MOVE groups

Hoops4Him Registration | Sign up for Hoops4Him

Confirmation Registration | Sign up for Confirmation


Wednesdays, September 11-November 20 | 6:15-7:45pm | B-100

All middle school students are invited to join us as we worship God through crazy games, music and lessons.

Sunday School

Sundays | 10am | B-100

Join us as we learn more about God through studying His Word every Sunday morning!


Sundays, September-May | 5:30-7pm

MOVE Groups are small groups that meet for the purpose of growing in Christ-centered relationships.

1ST Pres Youth Med Form

Stay in Touch | Contact the Youth Staff:
Johnson Waterer– Middle School Director

Amy HodgesYouth Ministry Administrator

Instagram- 1stpresyouthws