Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry of First Church, The Skylight, is committed to helping youth in sixth through twelfth grade seek and love God and love and serve people. Led by the Minister to Youth and Families, Justin Cox, the Skylight Youth Ministry creates ways for youth to explore a relationship with Christ and build relationships with other Christ-following youth and adults.

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Upcoming Events

It’s a whole new year!

  • 8-27
  • 9-3
  • 9-10

Back to School Information

  • Youth Group Kick-Off | August 27 | 4:30 – 7:30 | $5 + $1
    Come and celebrate a new year and take our group picture!
  • Large Scale Mafia | September 3 | 3:30 – 5:30 Worship | $5
    Come dressed for a game of mafia unlike any other. Includes dinner. This event is in place of Youth Group.

The Core

The Core is a group for high school youth to make decisions for the Youth Ministry, discuss upcoming worship topics, and be the voice for Youth Ministry to the greater church. Each week a topic is discussed from mission trip destinations to ministry budgets and worship plans. The Core meets on the Third Floor on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, beginning on September 6.


Mission Leadership Team

Mission Leadership Team (MLT) is a discipleship program for 11th and 12th grade youth who want to explore their faith by learning to seek and love God, love and serve people. Participants commit to attending all MLT meetings, youth group participation, and regular forms of leadership and service at First Church. Register online before the first meeting on September 10.


Weekly Opportunities

Sunday Evening Youth Group

  • Open Third Floor - 4:30 p.m.
    The doors open and the fun begins. Games and game tables are available, as well as spots to hang out and relax.
  • Sunday Supper - 4:45 p.m.
    Supper is served buffet-style on the Third Floor. Youth can eat for $5.
  • Worship - 5:30 p.m.
    A worship service for the whole family, 5:30 Worship includes youth leadership and communion.
  • Small Groups - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Small groups allow youth to discuss topics that relate to their lives, their relationship with Christ, and their journey of faith. Small groups are divided by age group: 6th, 7th & 8th, 9th & 10th, and 11th & 12th.

Sunday Mornings

Wednesday Evenings

  • The Core Leadership Team - 6:30 p.m. - Returns September 6
    The Core is a group for high school youth to make decisions for the Youth Ministry, discuss upcoming worship topics, and be the voice for Youth Ministry to the greater church. Each week a topic is discussed from mission trip destinations to ministry budgets and worship plans.

Special Commitments

  • Blankner Devos & Donuts
    Devos & Donuts is a breakfast program for Blankner middle school students at 8 a.m. in Mrs. Layton’s classroom the morning after FCA huddles. Come for free donuts and a morning devotion before school.
  • Epic Confirmation
    Epic is a group for 8th grade students that focuses on what their Epic journey through life is all about. Epic begins in the spring.
  • Mission Leadership Team
    Mission Leadership Team is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to fully define their faith and discover who God has created them to be. Mission Leadership Team meets throughout the year.

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