youth @ first

The First ARP Youth Group exists to provide opportunities for middle school and high school students from the church and from the community.   We seek to develop and nurture a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through evangelism, fellowship, ministry, and discipleship for the glory of God. 

opportunities for students . . .

  • Sunday School

    Join us on the 3rd floor of the educational building from 10:00-10:45 on Sunday mornings. We'll be studying the Bible and how to apply it to our own lives. 

    The Middle School students are currently going through the Westminster Shorter Catechism and learning about what these things we believe have to say about our daily lives. 

    Our High School class is taught by Cole McKinney and Luke Grigsby and is currently working through a study of "Knowing the God Who's There", part of the "So What?" curriculum series.

  • Youth group

    Youth groups on Wednesday nights during the school year (September through May).  A time for fun, fellowship, and teaching by some of First ARP's finest! Most nights we head out for even more fun and food....come one, come all!

  • discipleship groups

    For all youth - divided by age and gender.  All groups are studying the book of Philippians and meet at various times throughout the week. Please contact Luke if your family is not receiving up to date information on our D Groups! Middle School Boys - led by Luke Grigsby & Josh Madsen MIddle School Girls - Katie Beth Tinker & Molly Grigsby Senior High Guys - led by Luke Grigsby Senior High Girls - led by Molly Grigsby

  • retreats

    Bonclarken...a home away from home... Nothing is more beautiful than spending time in the great mountains of Hendersonville, NC with a bunch of friends and learning from God's Word. Both middle school and high school students get the Bonclarken experience each Spring and Fall, and have the opportunity to spend a whole week in the summer. Horizon, for high school students is the 2nd full week of June, followed by Quest (for middle school students) during the 3rd full week of June.

  • mission opportunities

    Each year, all youth have the opportunity to participate on mission trips. Some are as close as our own backyard, some take you to the middle of the US, and others may go across the pond. Wherever God takes us, these trips are motivated by a desire to share the Word and God's love with whomever we encounter. Check out the "happenings" page to see what's next.


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