This generation of youth have a great opportunity to make a profound impact on the world they live in today. First Free Youth is a safe place to ask tough questions, wrestle with faith, and talk about real issues youth face daily. Here, teenagers are encouraged to pursue their passions to be action-oriented disciples of Christ.
ADVENT DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Connect with FFMC youth via Instagram, as we unwrap the names of Jesus every day during Advent through a daily devotional. Each devotional includes exploring a name of Jesus, daily challenge, and prayer. This time of devotion will help us worship Jesus as we gain a greater sense of awe and wonder at who He is and add a deep richness to the Advent season.
Sundays: 9:30 am-10:45 am | Youth gather with the faith community for worship in the sanctuary. Our youth lead and participate in unique and meaningful ways throughout worship service.
SUNDAY DISCIPLESHIP GROUP
Sundays: 11 am-12 pm | This discipleship group exists to encourage Youth to feel equipped and empowered to practice and profess their faith, while connecting with God in community.
WEDNESDAY YOUTH GROUP:
Middle Schoolers from all around the area gather right after school to enjoy food, do some homework, play games in the Youth Center, hang out in the open gym, and have a discussion around real issues they face every day.
Youth can feel free to arrive when they can and stay for as long as they would like. Here is what to expect during the Middle School youth gatherings on Wednesday:
2:45-3:30 pm Snack Pantry, Homework, & Table Games
3:30-4:30 pm Open Youth Center
4:30-5:30 pm Dinner & Discussion
WEDNESDAY YOUTH GROUP:
High Schoolers from all around the area gather for dinner while having a discussion around real issues they face every day and enjoy the Youth Center and Open Gym. Here is what to expect during a typical High School youth gatherings on Wednesday:
5:30 pm-6 pm Dinner
6:30 pm-7 pm Discussion
7 pm -8 pm Open Youth Center
Both our high school and middle school youth get out of town for weekends of worship, community, and fun (laser tag, etc) a couple of times per year.
MEET PASTOR CRAIG
Craig earned his master degree at Northwest University in 2014 and, while there, fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. He and his wife, Jennifer (our Pastor of Children's Ministry), moved to North Carolina where Craig attended Duke University Divinity School. Craig comes to FFMC with broad experience in both youth and local church ministry.