Youth Ministries

Don’t let anyone look down on you for being young. Instead, make your speech, behavior, love, faith, and purity an example for other believers.

1 Timothy 4:12

At First Presbyterian Church, we strive to make disciples of Jesus Christ who seek to follow Him daily and invite others to encounter Him.

Throughout their adolescent years, your children will be welcomed in and surrounded by staff members and volunteer leaders who have a true heart for youth and model a deep love for God. They aren’t afraid to wrestle with big questions and walk through the ups and downs of life together.

Our goal in every youth program is to help cultivate the next generation of disciples. We want to help these young men and women own, articulate,and live out their faith in their Churches and communities for the rest of their lives.

Children and youth aren’t just the church of tomorrow, they are the church right here and now.

Pathfinders – Grades 5-8

Middle school is a time of change for our young disciples! They’re no longer kids, but they’re not yet adults either. At First Church, we call this brave group “Pathfinders,” and we’re dedicated to encouraging and helping them grow through relevant lessons, engaging small groups, meaningful worship and organized fun.

  • Sunday School- at the Powerhouse from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • POW! (Pathfinders on Wednesday) -at the Powerhouse from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • T.I.N.A. -summer-time lessons and adventures on Wednesday nights
  • Choosing the Best – biannual Bible-based program on sex
  • Mission Trip – a week long service trip in the name of Jesus
  • Confirmation – Wednesdays evenings during the school year

Exodus – Grades 9-12

High school is a crucial time for disciples as they begin to take ownership and responsibility for their faith. We encourage youth to seek God in every aspect of their lives. We want them to grow in their love for their neighbor, their faith in Christ, and their surrender to him as Lord. First Church offers Sunday school and “Life Groups” that meet in student’s homes each week.

  • Sunday School – meets at the Powerhouse from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Small Groups – meet weekly throughout Tulsa
  • Exodus Nights – summer-time lessons and fellowship on Tuesday nights
  • Mission Trip – annual week long service trip in the name of Jesus
  • Confirmation – Wednesdays evenings during the school year

Confirmation

At First Church, we seriously take Christ’s call to make disciples. We intentionally pour into our children’s lives with the hope that they will publicly claim this faith as their own and engage in the global Church, the Body of Christ. Each fall, ninth graders begin an intentional year-long program where they examine their faith, ask big questions, and build meaningful relationships with both peers and mentors.

UKirk (Young Adults 18-24)

First Church UKirk is open to all 18-24 year-olds whether in university or not. UKirk partners with The University of Tulsa to provide campus ministries for students in Tulsa. Learn more on TU’s web page for Sharp Chapel.

  • Gather – Weekly fellowship and worship at Sharp Chapel on Tuesdays, 7 p.m. during the school year.
  • Grow – Weekly Sunday School at First Church following worship at 12:15 p.m., E201.
  • Serve – Monthly service projects during the Grow hour on Sundays at 12:15 p.m.

Get involved

Need help navigating programs for children and youth? Need to register for an upcoming event? Contact our ministry assistant to Next Gen Ministries, Kiona Tyler, at 918-301-1008.

Downloads

Many youth events require a medical waiver to be kept on file for all participants. Some events, like mission trips, also provide opportunities for youth to apply for sponsorship to cover expenses. Click below to complete or download these forms.

Youth event sponsorship application

Youth medical waiver