This Youth Ministry exists to restore people and rebuild places with the gospel of Jesus Christ as we make disciples of our covenant youth and their friends.

Upward Bound Trip to Carowinds, June 8
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On June 8 we will be kicking off Summer Upward Bound with our annual trip to Carowinds! The cost is $40 which covers ticket and transportation. Please bring money to pay for food. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 27, so sign up today! If you are a parent and are available to help drive students, please contact Alissa Preston, 706.262.8849. We would love for you to be a part of this trip and your participation not only gives us great parent support but also helps us keep the cost of the trip for our students at a minimum.

Spaghetti Lunch and Dessert Auction, May 31  Purchase Tickets Now
The Youth Ministry will hold its annual Spaghetti Lunch and Dessert Auction on May 31, with seatings at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. in Murphy Hall. Tickets for the lunch and auction are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. The youth staff will also be selling tickets Sunday, May 24, before and after morning services. Come fellowship and support the youth as they go to Nicaragua this summer!

Registration Now Open for The EDGE, June 15-19
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The EDGE Conference is a junior high youth conference centered around Reformed theology as well as counselor and student relationships. Located at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, each five-day session of this summer conference is full of exciting activities, sports tournaments, church group times, worship, and gospel-centered teaching. All of the programming is designed to enhance the relationships between leaders and students that the gospel might go forth in power out of those bonds.

Turn in your registration deposit of $50 by May 1 and receive the early bird special of $310. The cost after May 1 will be $340. Registration deadline is May 20.

To learn more about the EDGE Conference, visit

Folly Beach Registration Now Open  Register Now
Applications are available online for the high school Folly Beach Discipleship trip taking place June 1-5. The cost is $260. Registration deadline is May 18. Applications and payments can be made online or given to the youth staff. For questions, please contact Alissa Preston,  at 706.262.8849.

Youth Missions Trip  Application
This year eighth-12th graders will have an opportunity to serve on a missions trip to Nicaragua from July 25-August 1. Students are encouraged to prayerfully consider participating in this trip and reserving the dates on their summer calendars. The dates may fluctuate a day or two on either end due to the cost of plane tickets. The cost is expected to be approximately $2,000; final details will be posted soon.

2014-15 Discipleship Groups

Discipleship groups are for students in 7th–8th grades. They are grouped based on gender and age, and placed with an adult leader who will lead and shepherd them. These groups address three big needs in the life of a follower of Jesus:

  • Discipleship—growth in students’ relationships with Christ;
  • Fellowship—growth in students’ relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ; and
  • Evangelism—growth in students’ relationship to the world in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Discipleship groups meet at First Pres on Sunday afternoons from 5–6:15 p.m.

D-Group Leader Resources

Weekly Youth Activities


Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
6th grade: Upstairs, The Depot, Youth Ministry Building
7th–8th grades: The Depot, Youth Ministry Building
9th–12th grades: The Depot, Youth Ministry Building

Discipleship Groups, 5 p.m.
(7th–8th grades)
Groups meet during the school year in various locations on the First Pres campus


Weekly Upward Bound and High Life meetings give students the opportunity to worship, play and hear the gospel together in a safe and encouraging environment.

Upward Bound – Mondays, 7–8:30 p.m.
(6th–8th grades) Meets at Westminster Schools, 3067 Wheeler Road, Augusta

High School Tuesday Morning Prayer, 6 a.m.
Meets during school year at various homes

High Life, Wednesdays 7:30–9 p.m.
(9th–12th grades)
Meets at The Depot, Youth Ministry Building

High Life Small Groups, Wednesdays 7:30–9 p.m.
(9th–12th grades)
Groups meet every other week during the school year at The Depot, Youth Ministry Building

Please call the youth office, 706.262.8849, for more information on locations and events.

Youth Staff
John Franks, Associate Pastor of Family Nurture
Caleb Click, Pastor to Youth
Clifton Tippins, Middle School Director, Assistant Youth Director
Erica Wright, Two Year Intern
Mackenzie Burgess, Two Year Intern
Alissa Preston, Administrative Assistant

If you have any questions, or want to get involved with the Youth Ministry, please contact the Youth Ministry Office, 706.262.8849.