Youth Ministry

Middle & High School Students

Youth Ministry

At the heart and soul of the Youth Ministry for youth 6th thru 12th grades are regular group, study, and service opportunities. Associate Pastor for Youth, Josh Stewart, and youth leaders seek to provide a fun and exciting environment for students in middle and high school to grow together in Christ Jesus. Youth Group is a place where all are welcomed, loved, and accepted for who they are, a place where they are free to be their true selves, and a place to eat and laugh together as we all seek to serve God and our neighbors!     


Middle School: Grades 6-8    
High School: Grades 9-12

Sunday Morning Church School: 10-10:45 a.m.
6th and 7th Grade Middle School Class (Room 109)
High School Class (Youth Center)
Confirmation Class* (Room 105)

*Confirmation Class usually begins in mid-January of the Spring Semester, and it is open to all 8th grade students as well as any high school student who has not had a Confirmation experience.

Sunday Night Youth Group: Youth Center & Gym
4:30-5:30 p.m. Middle School (HS Study Hall in Atrium)
5:30-6 p.m. Dinner for All Youth
6-7 p.m. High School 

Wednesday Night High School Bible Study
7:30-8:30 p.m. Meets off campus in a member’s home

If interested, contact Josh Stewart to sign up for his Remind distribution list.


Youth Group Meal Packing Mission Project: World Communion Sunday

ALL YOUTH and their families & friends are invited to join the First Pres Youth Group each October for this special mission project to fight against world hunger! Our goal is to pack over 25,000 meals for children who are hungry around the world! It’s a fun way to earn service hours too. Also, younger elementary-aged siblings are welcome to attend as long as a parent is present for supervision.
2 p.m.  Set-up and unload trailer (small group needed, contact Josh)
3 p.m.  Event Begins (Youth Center)
3:30 p.m.  Pack Meals (Gym) in 2.5 Hours!
6 p.m. Clean-Up (Yes, everyone needs to help with clean up!)
6:30 p.m.  Pizza Dinner (served after clean up)
7 p.m. Event Ends, Parent Pick-Up


 In addition to weekly activities, First Pres offers many fun events throughout the year sure to encourage, educate, inspire, and excite our youth. Here's a sampling of past events:

  • Fall Kick-off Party
  • Mission Trips and Service Projects
  • Beginning of the School-Year Kickoff Party
  • Ping Pong & Dodge Ball Tournaments
  • Senior High Youth Connection at Austin College
  • Christmas Party for the Blind of Tarrant County
  • Youth Group Christmas Parties 
  • Ski Trips
  • Mo-Ranch Youth Conferences



Stay connected with youth group activity news from Josh by using the Remind app for text/email reminders:

  1. Subscribe: Text the message @youthfpc to the number 81010 or text @youthfpc to 817.591.2543.
  2. Subscribe via notifications to smart phone/device: On your smart phone/device, open the web browser and go to Follow the instructions to sign up for the Remind by downloading the mobile app.
  3. Subscribe via email: Visit here on a computer to sign up for email notifications.


In addition to internal scholarships, there is now also a funding source now available to all Grace Presbytery children and youth through the Prairie Valley Legacy Committee. Families in need may choose to apply for Prairie Valley Legacy Fund scholarships which may cover up to 50% of the cost for camps and conferences, including SHYC (Senior High Youth Connection) and MO-Ranch Summer Camp Sessions.

To apply please print this form. Once finalized, families are responsible for submitting applications directly to Grace Presbytery as indicated.

For more information about Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church, please email Associate Pastor for Youth, Rev.  Dr. Josh Stewart or call 817.335.1231, ext. 251.

Please note that all adult volunteers who participate in our Children's ministries are trained on First Presbyterian Church's Abuse Prevention System. You can view our Child and Youth Protection Policy here.