YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY

Russellville First Youth exists to nurture pre-teens and teenagers in their faith, teach them to become disciples of the Lord and show them how to love God and love others. We encourage our youth to invest themselves in the life of the church through Sunday school, Confirmation, Impact groups, eXplosion and much more! Russellville First Youth is open to everyone grades 5-12, plus we offer a Sunday school class for our college students.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday school is such a vital part of our individual faith journey and we want to engage our youth in being part of this important time during the week. Here at Russellville First we have Sunday school classes for all ages! In addition to classes designed around each age group, we also offer breakfast during the Sunday school hour for our youth! Below is how we group our classes.

5th & 6th Grade
7th Grade Confirmation
8th & 9th Grade
10th -12th Grade
College

We encourage all youth to come and be part of our Sunday school classes from 9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning! 

The Confirmation Class is still offering a hybrid in-person and Zoom options through Confirmation Day, April 25.

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SURGE (Grades 5-7)

This group of 5th, 6th, and 7th graders, called SURGE, meet at the church at 6:00 p.m. to experience games, activities, scripture and discussion. It’s a great time for this group to grow together in their faith and fellowship with one another.

Join your peers on Wednesday nights in person or online via Zoom.

SURGE  Zoom Meeting ID: 968 2139 2553   |    Passcode: 12345

IMPACT (Grades 8-12)

For this group of youth, we offer small Impact groups that meet weekly in host homes according their grade and gender. Each group has adult leaders and curriculum that is chosen by the group. The main goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for youth to share their concerns, read scripture, and learn how to apply it to their daily lives. Times vary, so please email the church office to learn more about each group.

CONFIRMATION

Each year, 7th graders are invited to be a part of this group, Every student is matched with an adult mentor and participates in service projects, retreats and more! It’s time to learn more about your faith and discover what your walk with the Lord looks life. At the end of the school year, we will celebrate your completion of Confirmation during Sunday morning worship where you will join your friends in reaffirming your faith together. 

eXplosion

Once a month, on a Sunday evening, our entire youth group (grades 5-12) comes together for a meal, games, worship, break out groups, and so much more! It is led by the youth, for the youth and we would love for you join us.

BLAST

5th – 12th graders, join us for Blast once a month on a Sunday in the Family Hall.  Just for youth, just for fun!  Invite a friend and come ready to have a blast together! Dates and times will be announced in the bulletin and via our youth social media accounts.

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304 S Commerce Avenue

Russellville, Arkansas 72801

479.968.1232

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