First Presbyterian Church ministers to the youth of our congregation and the surrounding communities through distinct Middle School and High School groups contextualized to the needs of each campus.
Youth Group | Sunday evenings at 6:00-7:30pm
The Danvers Campus High School Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm at the Danvers office. This is a time where we seek to to grow closer together in community through hanging out, honest conversation and discussion.
Fall Youth Retreat | October 25-27
Registration is now open for the Danvers Youth Fall Retreat! The high-school youth of the Danvers campus will be going on a retreat to the White Mountains on the weekend of October 25-27. This will be a time where we focus on developing student leaders, building deep relationships, and exploring how the Gospel story encounters, challenges and ultimately transforms each and every student’s story.
The theme of the retreat is ‘You are what you worship’. We are all first and foremost, creatures that worship. The question we need to ask, therefore, is not if we worship, but what we worship. During this weekend, we will be reflecting on what currently is captivating our hearts and how we often make those good things the ultimate thing. We will explore how the Gospel gives us what our idols never could.
The cost of the retreat is $45. You can register here. The registration deadline is October 6. We will leave Friday, 10/25 at 5:30pm from the Danvers offices (67 High St, Unit 8U) and we will get back around 3:30pm on Sunday, 10/27.
Sunday School | Sunday mornings at 9:00 am
Middle School and High School Sunday School classes meet at our Danvers office location (67 High Street, Unit 8U, Danvers this is a short, 2-minute walk from our worship location). This is a time where we focus on digging deep into the Bible and how it applies to our lives. This semester we will be continuing our study through the New City Catechism. This semester we will be covering part two of the Catechism: Christ, Redemption, & Grace. We will be examining how to compare the claims with Christianity with what the world is saying. Specifically, we will identify what the culture says on a topic; affirm some aspects of it and God’s common grace in it; subvert it to show how it doesn’t give you what it promised; and then show how Christianity provides a better solution. Put simply, our focus will be on drilling down deep in doctrine, with a focus on how it applies to what the students are being catechized in outside of church.
Bible Study | Wednesday Evenings 6-7:30pm
We will be studying the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 and using Prodigal God by Tim Keller as a guide. The center of our discussion is the heart of the Christian faith, the Gospel, and what it means to live a life shaped by the Gospel. This will require students to read ahead of time and then we will come together to discuss the book.
Discipleship One-on-one | Throughout the week
Beginning this semester, we will begin discipleship groups, led by our youth leaders who will intentionally disciple two to three high schoolers, focusing on a meditative reading of Scripture, prayer, accountability, and learning how to apply the Gospel to every aspect of our lives. If you are a high schooler who is interested in being discipled, contact Nathaniel Lee.
Summer Mission Trip | Providence, RI
More info for the 2020 trip coming soon!
Inter Campus Activities
For more information about the FPC North Shore Youth program and a list of inter-campus activities, like our annual mission trip, summer camp, and local service projects, click here.
Got questions? Feel free to contact Nathaniel Lee