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!

  • 8-20
  • 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.

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 Evenings

  • 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 and there is an additional suggested donation of $1 for our Compassion Kids.
  • Youth Group - 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
    Youth Group gives youth a chance to discuss topics that relate to their lives, their relationship with Christ, and their journey of faith. Youth Group includes games, 5:30 Worship, and age specific small groups (6th, 7th & 8th, 9th & 10th, and 11th & 12th).

Sunday Mornings

Wednesday Evenings

  • The Core Leadership Team - 6:30 p.m. - Hiatus for Summer
    The Core is a group for youth to discuss upcoming worship topics and make decisions for the Youth Ministry. Each week and in-depth look at the worship topic, scripture, and other devotional material will help bring new understanding of the subject. The Core is open to youth interested in exploring Biblical themes in a new and deep way.

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.

Forms