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 to experience the Holy Spirit’s work among us. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Josh DePree at or (616) 610-0005. Our Mission at First Church, we are working with God and families to transform students into deeply devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.
If you are looking for a way to help out during this difficult time, we have two volunteer opportunities:
A worship service led by youth for youth. We explore real-life topics and how scripture and Jesus teaches us to handle them in our own lives. We'll see you in the 1st Youth WhereHouse every Sunday morning at 9:45!
Wednesday Evenings from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Grades 6th-12th)
A night of fun activities, games, and studies centered around encountering God’s word and God’s action in our lives. We grow in community with one another, so we can walk out God’s teachings well together.
Sunday Evenings from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Grades 6th-12th)
Small group studies for youth that are centered around supporting one another, creating deep relationships, studying the scriptures, living like Jesus, and having fun. Our goal is that these small groups become a strong community and foundation for our students. We want to provide a space where they can walk alongside each other in Christian community, helping one another as they each grow into better and stronger disciples of Christ.
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Josh Depree (616) 610-0005
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