high school

"Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.  In all your ways, commit to Him, and He will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3:5

FPC's Student Ministries exist to help students KNOW God, GROW in relationship with Him and each other, and to GO serve others in Jesus’ name.

Anxious for Nothing
Nearly one in three adolescents (31.9%) will meet criteria for an anxiety disorder by the age of 18.

Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join us on the journey to true freedom as we embark on a five week series on Wednesday nights from September 26 – October 24. We’ll be guided by the Max Lucado study, Anxious for Nothing that gives tools for dealing with anxiety that are founded in scripture. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn't have to dominate your life.


Middle School Graceland (youth group):  Students in seventh and eighth grades meet Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30–7:30pm in the FPC Youth Space to connect with God and each other through fellowship activities, study/discussion, mission projects, and creative worship.

High School Graceland (youth group): Students in ninth through twelfth grade meet Wednesday nights during the school year from 8:00–9:00pm in the FPC Youth Space to connect with God and each other through fellowship activities, study/discussion, mission projects, and creative worship.

Sunday School (Cocoa & Conversation) for Grades 7-12: Students in seventh through twelfth grades meet Sundays between the worship services (9:50-10:35) in the Youth Space to connect with God and each other through fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and, of course, enjoy some hot cocoa! Short video lessons in 2018 are coming from "The Bible Project" - check it out!

Save the date with Student Ministries

Student Ministries Winter Retreat

Join us for an amazing time filled with food, friends, fun, great messages, a giant swing, worship, games, paintball, sledding, broomball, and more! Registration info coming soon. The Winter Retreat is for all 7-12th grade students and their friends! The high school retreat will be January 25-27 and the middle school retreat will be February 1-3, both at Lake Geneva Youth Camp.

High School Mission Trip

Help share the good news of Christ in Guatemala and have your life changed forever as we build homes for families in need of adequate shelter. Informational meeting date TBA. The High School Mission Trip will be to San Raymundo, Guatemala from June 9-15, and will be open to all current 8-12th grade students.

Confirmation Journey
This is a discipleship opportunity high school students who want to explore and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, knowledge of the Bible and church history, as well as address questions they may have about the Christian faith. If you would like more information about Confirmation, email info@myfpc.org

Confirmation Informational Meeting: Are you interested in growing in your relationship with God and asking some big questions about faith? Join us to hear about the 2019 Confirmation journey. Confirmation will take place from February 10-April 28. The Confirmation Informational Meeting is for high school students grades 9-12 and their parent(s)/guardian(s), on Sunday, November 18 from 9:50-10:35am in the FPC Youth Space.

Stay connected with our texting service. Here's how to sign up:  Graceland Student Ministries - Remind





 Ezrah Schmeelk

Director of Student Ministries


Director of Student Ministries Student Retreats & Missions Opportunities