First Church Youth

At First Church, we believe God calls us to action (James 2:14-17). To connect people with Jesus Christ, we believe everyone must glorify God obediently, grow together spiritually, and go be the church faithfully. We provide everyone from our youngest child to our oldest adult opportunities to glorify, grow, and go. With a fire in their hearts for the Lord, our First Spark Youth truly live up to their name. Youth Leaders challenge students weekly to pursue a relationship with God and make a difference in the world around them by living out our mission.


Youth are invited to worship with our whole congregation on Sunday mornings at the traditional services in our Main Sanctuary or the contemporary services in Asbury Hall. In addition to worshiping along with the congregation, our youth are involved in a number of different ministries that provide creative outlets for them to glorify God such as: Youth Praise Team, News Crew, Dance Team, Visual Arts Ministry, and Sports Ministry.


Providing spiritual guidance and instruction well after childhood is a vital part of helping our youth transition into adulthood as they transform into leaders of our congregation. This is why we provide youth at First Church with multiple opportunities to grow. Sunday School classes meet in the Light House from 9:55am to 10:45am to learn, fellowship and grow together. In addition to Sunday School, our First Spark Youth Group also meets Sunday nights in the Light House from 5pm-7pm where they are encouraged by leaders Greg and Melissa Hardison to connect to God, our church, the world, and each other.


Our youth ministry is a huge part of First Church, but we also like to take the church outside the building. The First Spark Youth Group is involved in several mission projects that reach not just our church, but also our community and world. Projects include Project Linus, Go Frankfort, Toy Sale, I.mpact Ky, Tomorrow’s Children, Cinderella’s Closet and more. In addition to serving through these avenues, our youth also go on retreats/mission trips (Lake Junaluska, Camp Aldersgate, and WinterBlitz, etc.).