YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY

Russellville First's Youth & Family Ministry 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, small groups, eXplosion, missions, service, and much more!

Questions? Ask by email to youth@russellvillefirst.org.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL

In addition to classes for 5th-12th grades designed around each age group, we also offer breakfast during the Sunday school hour for our youth! We encourage all youth to come and be part of our Sunday school classes from 9:40–10:30 a.m. each week.​

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 weekly learning, service projects, retreats and more! This time is used to learn more about their faith and discover what their walk with the Lord looks like. In spring, we celebrate our confirmands during Confirmation Sunday. 

WIRED WEDNESDAYS

SURGE (Grades 5-7)

Middle School Youth meet at the church from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to experience games, activities, and discussion as part of the Surge group time. Occasionally, this group meets offsite for special mission projects and field trips.

IMPACT (Grades 8-12)

Junior High and High School Youth belong to small Impact Groups that meet at various locations on Wednesdays according to grade and gender. The youth come together throughout the year to fellowship through Impact United activities.

SUNDAY EVENINGS

One Sunday evening a month, our entire youth group (grades 5-12) comes together for eXplosion: a meal, games, worship, break out groups, and so much more! We also offer BLAST once a month: just for youth, just for fun! Dates and times will be announced in the bulletin and via our youth social media accounts.

AND THERE'S MORE

  • Conference-wide events like Refuge, Veritas, & Assembly

  • Events like trips to the trampoline park and water park, Destination Unknown, scavenger hunts, escape rooms, summer Lunch Bunch, pool parties, Mexico Mission Trip (for 8th-12th graders), and in-state missions (for 5th-7th graders)

  • Leadership Opportunities like serving as a Youth Liturgist in worship or being a member of our Youth Council

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