High School student ministry
Wednesdays 6-7:15 PM | Youth Lounge
First Pres Maumee Student Ministry for grades 6-12 exists because we believe students and those with whom they'll come into contact will be transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. On Wednesdays from 6-7:15 pm, students grades 6-12 meet in the Youth Lounge on the third floor for fellowship, games, snacks, and a bible study.
Quarterly, students serve at our ministry partner, Mosaic Ministries, by serving a meal to the hungry. There are also opportunities throughout the year to serve in other ways in the church. Monthly, students gather for an outing like bowling, laser tag, or by visiting a pumpkin farm. Students also have the opportunity to attend two different retreats at Camp Storer throughout the year.
Our students care about being connected to each other and pursuing transformation through learning and serving together in the name of Christ.
The Student Ministries classroom, also known as the Youth Lounge, can be found by taking the elevator to floor 3 or going up the stairs near the Broadway Entrance.
We are excited to use the Alpha Youth Film Series as our guiding curriculum of Confirmation. The core ingredients of the Alpha experience are food, talk, conversation, and fun. The film series emphasizes Alpha’s values, which are teach the truth, authentic friendship, and honest conversation. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in this rich experience of faith formation.
Confirmation is a special time in the lives of the youth. If they were baptized as infants, the students learn what it means to confirm the vows their parents made for them at baptism. For others, it is a time when they decide to be baptized and make the vows of the faith for themselves.
During Confirmation, we’ll meet on designated Sundays in the Youth Lounge to play games, eat food, worship through song, watch an Alpha video, and discuss it. We’ll also serve meals to the hungry at Mosaic Ministries and have an Alpha weekend at Camp Storer in Michigan. As part of Confirmation, each student will be paired with a mentor who will meet with him/her regularly to foster an intergenerational friendship, to pray together, and to mutually encourage one another in the faith. Through all these things– mentorship, fellowship, Bible study, service– we desire that the youth grow in their faith and more clearly see who they already are – vital members of God’s family.
Fundraising for student ministry programming and mission opportunities is done in part through our church's SCRIP Program. Please support our youth through SCRIP.
The youth host a Soup Luncheon fundraiser in the winter (generally the first Sunday in January). Students also participate in the TNT (Time and Talent) Auction/Variety Show in the spring, which raises money for summer trips and service projects and a portion of the proceeds is given to Mosaic Ministries.