Middle School

Calling all Middle School Students!

Weekly Bible Study

Tuesday & Wednesday Nights (note that Wednesday is full)

September 8 – December 9 (except November 25)

In-person in Johnson’s backyard, 5:30-6:30pm

Facilitator: Johnson Waterer and volunteer co-leaders

The Middle School Ministry is hosting weekly small group Bible studies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students to gather as friends to grow deeper in their walk of faith. Sign ups are required beforehand and limited to 12 students per small group to enable safe practices for in-person gathering. Weekly participation is highly encouraged so as not to leave a spot unused that another student could have signed up for. 
Connect with your friends and leaders as we explore God’s Word together!
Students who attend the small group are asked to bring:
Email Amy Hodges at AmyEH@1stpres.com to sign up for the Tuesday evening small group. Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Weekly Bible Study Registration

Youth Ministry Small Groups


Logistical Information

Where do the groups meet?

Middle School: Johnson’s house-contact Amy Hodges for address

High School – Davin’s house: contact Amy for address

What time?

Middle School

   -Tuesday nights: 5:30-6:30

   -Wednesday nights: 5:30-6:30

(Wednesday is full) 

High school

  • Tuesday Nights 6-7pm 
  • Sunday Afternoons 1-2pm 

When do small groups begin and end?

Small groups begin September 8. We hope to continue small groups through the fall, ending December 13. At this time, Thanksgiving week is the only scheduled week off. 

What happens if there is bad weather?

In mild bad weather (scattered rain, etc) we will continue to meet outside under waterproof canopy tents

In severe weather (snow, heavy thunderstorms, etc) we will cancel that week’s small group and resume the following week. We will do our best to anticipate inclimate weather early and communicate in a timely manner. 

Can I just show up to a small group?

Please sign up for a small group ahead of time. This enables us to facilitate the safest practices during this pandemic season. 

Where can I sign my student up?

Middle school: https://1stpres.com/middle-school/

High school: https://1stpres.com/high-school/

What will my student be learning?

Middle School: join us as we study through the book of Acts! We will take a look at the work that God was doing through the early church and how that parallels to the work He is still doing in the church today!

High School: We are kicking off the fall studying Christian leadership! We will examine how the Bible emphasizes character as a foundation to leadership and how God has created you with unique leadership gifts and skills. 

Is it ok if we just come from time to time? We strongly encourage you to attend every week to enable these small groups to be the most fruitful time for everyone who signed up for the limited spaces available. 

What will communication look like?

We hope to keep this rhythm as simple and straightforward as possible. If there are unforeseen issues that arise, we will communicate any changes as early as possible. Given how much uncertainty there is in this season, please be gracious with us as we do our best to navigate potential challenges that arise last minute and consequent communications to resolve those challenges. 

What do we need to bring to small group?

Each student should bring their Bible, face mask, fold out chair, and a notebook/pen. 

Pandemic Information

Is this plan Covid-proof?

While we cannot definitively say that there is NO risk involved, we can assure you that the students will abide by any and all safety guidelines that have been suggested to us by health officials (social distancing, hand sanitization, masks when appropriate, etc.) 

What pandemic practices are in place?

Our pandemic practices will align with CDC and state recommendations, as affirmed by our church-wide posture. Pandemic practices may change throughout the fall depending on governmental restrictions and church-wide decisions. We aim to stay conservative in our approach to safety and we commit to clear communication prior to any changes. Our practices include:

  • Students will meet outside and seating will be spaced six feet apart.
  • Students will be expected to wear their face mask when not sitting down 
  • Students will be expected to bring their own chairs to keep contact to a minimum. Also, Bibles, pens, notebooks
  • Attendance will be taken to ensure quick contract tracing and communication if necessary. 
  • Students are asked to use the bathroom before attending small group. The bathrooms in the houses will only be available for emergencies. 
  • Students will be asked to stay home for two weeks if they are showing signs of illness, have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, or has tested positive themselves. 

Stay in Touch | Contact the Youth Staff:

Johnson Waterer– Middle School Director

Amy HodgesYouth Ministry Administrator


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