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.
Spaghetti Lunch and Dessert Auction Fundraiser,
June 5—Purchase Tickets Now
The Youth Ministry will hold its annual spaghetti lunch and auction on June 5 to help fund youth missions efforts this summer. Seatings will be at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. in St. Andrew’s 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 22, before and after morning services. Come enjoy a great lunch in the company of friends and support the youth as they prepare to go Nicaragua this summer!
Upward Bound at Carowinds, June 13—Register Now
All middle school students are invited to go to Carowinds on Monday, June 13. The cost is $40 and covers ticket and transportation. Parents who would like to drive should contact Alissa Preston at 706.262.8849. You can register and pay online here. The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 3, so sign up today!
Middle School In-Town Mission Trip, July 12-15—
This year’s middle school summer missions trip will be held in-town as an opportunity for our students to learn to love and serve our neighbors and city. Our team will help to restore people and rebuild places in the city through various work projects and service opportunities. Applications for the trip are available online here. The cost is $115 per person, which includes all meals, activities, and lodging. Please email completed applications to email@example.com by the May 29 deadline.
The Edge, June 20-24—Register Now
The goal of The Edge is to clearly communicate the truth of the gospel and create amazing memories for our students with Christ at the center of those memories. The Edge also seeks to create Christ-centered relationships between students, as well as between students and leaders. The cost is $350 and the registration deadline is April 21.
Folly Beach Discipleship Trip, June 6-10—Register Now
The high school Folly Beach discipleship trip will be June 6-10. This annual retreat focuses on different aspects of Christian discipleship. This year’s theme is “The Marks of a Christian.” Turn in your registration deposit of $50 by April 25 and receive the early bird special of $235. The cost after April 25 will be $260. Registration deadline is May 20. For more information, please contact Alissa Preston at 706.262.8849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Dates for Summer Activities!
- High School Folly Beach Trip: June 6-10, 2016
- Middle School Carowinds Day Trip: June 13, 2016
- Middle School retreat to The EDGE Conference: June 20-24, 2016
- High School Trip to Nicaragua: the week of July 14-21
For more information on any of our summer activities, please contact Alissa Preston, 706.262.8849.
Weekly Youth Activities
Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
Sixth grade: Upstairs, The Depot, Youth Ministry Building
Seventh–Eighth grades: The Depot, Youth Ministry Building
Ninth–12th grades: The Depot, Youth Ministry Building
Discipleship Groups, 5 p.m.
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.
(Sixth–Eighth grades) Meets at Westminster Schools, 3067 Wheeler Road, Augusta
High School Prayer, Tuesdays, 6 a.m.
414 Dorchester Drive, 30909
High Life, Wednesdays, 7:30–9 p.m.
Meets at The Depot, Youth Ministry Building
High Life Small Groups, Wednesdays, 7:30–9 p.m.
Groups meet every other week during the school year at The Depot, Youth Ministry Building
2015-16 Discipleship Groups
Discipleship groups are for students in seventh–12th 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 for seventh–eighth grades meet at the church every Sunday beginning September 13.
Discipleship groups for ninth–12th grades meet at the the church every other Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., beginning September 16.
Registration for all students is required.
Register now for a D-Group.
D-Group Leader Resources
Please call the youth office, 706.262.8849, for more information on locations and events.
John Franks, Associate Pastor of Family Nurture
Caleb Click, Pastor to Youth
Clifton Tippins, Middle School Dir., Asst. Youth Dir.
Francesca Fontanez, Two-Year Intern
Chandler Machemehl, 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.