1st Youth

First Church has one of the strongest Youth Ministries in the region. With a staff of committed leaders, both paid and volunteer, 1st Youth is continually reaching new students and equipping current students in order to help them experience and grow in their faith in Jesus Christ.

The 1st Youth ministry at First Church Springdale exists to train up the next generation of Christ followers so that our lives, our families, and our communities are forever changed. Our ministry is vibrant and growing but a strong emphasis on fellowship and small groups ensures that our young people stay closely connected. We are a ministry focused on spiritual formation, worship, and mission, and we would love for you to come experience the Holy Spirit’s work among us.

Check out some of the options below and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Cail Fletcher at [email protected]


Our Mission

At First Church, we are working with God and families to transform students into deeply devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.

All Youth, grades 6th-12th meet together from 9:45 – 10:45 Sunday morning to build a faithful community through sharing time in fellowship with one another and engaging in weekly devotionals meant to encourage students to interact with the Bible on a more personal level.

7th-12th graders will gather for an evening of worship and community. Students and leaders will share a meal together from 5:00-5:30, and then spend time in worship, including music and teachings that will provide material for small group discussions. This will foster catalytic small groups that become groups of close friends and mentors that provide support as they walk through life together.

Our students meet in the Youth Wherehouse on Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:30 for a relational time, including a meal, free flowing fellowship, and student-led discussions based around short weekly messages meant to make students think. They will have fun with one another while also being given the skills to lead discussions and to learn to articulate their beliefs.

Our confirmation class prepares our students for the vows of church membership at First Church. Our students participate in a variety of different learning experiences and explore what it means to be a Wesleyan disciple of Jesus Christ. They meet with the larger youth group on Sunday Evenings at 5 and break off into their confirmation class lead by Pastor Todd Lovell.


Mid Youth Ski Trip 2017

Who: 6th and 7th Grade Students

What: Weekend Ski Trip

Where: Hampton Inn Leavenworth, KS and Snow Creek in MO

When: 5:30 P.M. January 20th through 2:00 P.M. January 22nd

Cost: Student or Adult Non-Ski – $90 

Student Ski or Board – $145

Adult Ski or Board – $155

Lessons (required if your student has never been skiing before) – $15

$25 Non-Refundable Deposit is Due December 11th

Final Payment and Paperwork are Due January 15th


Contact Cail Fletcher at [email protected] or at 479-553-9345 with any questions you have!

Register Students for Mid Youth Ski Trip

Interested in Chaperoning the Mid Youth Ski Trip? Fill This Form Out


Spring Break Trip 2017

Who: 8th-12th Grade Students

What:Spring Break Mission and Ski Trip

Where: Missions in Denver and Skiing/Snowboarding in Keystone

When: March 19th – 25th

Cost: Student or Adult Non-Ski – $332 

Student Ski – $505

Student Snowboard – $525

Adult Ski – $450

Adult Snowboard – $480

Helmets – $10/day

Lessons (recommended if your student has never been skiing before) – TBA

$50 Non-Refundable Deposit is Due December 11th. All Paperwork due Jan. 15th, and Final Payment is due Feb. 20th

Contact Cail Fletcher at [email protected] or at 479-553-9345 with any questions you have!