As a church, we believe God has called us to nurture, educate and love all youth through fellowship, teaching, worship and by example. Whether through the loving care of our staff, congregation, or volunteers, our youth should experience gospel-centered teaching and worship.
We want our youth to be excited to learn more about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Through the power of the Trinity, The Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Our goal is to set a firm foundation in scripture and faith to equip our youth to grow fruitfully in our world.
Sunday School Opportunities:
Classes are offered for all levels from 9:30-10:30 Sunday mornings. Most of our curriculum is based on studies and books provided by the Presbyterian Church USA.
Youth Group and the Righteous Ringers:
The youth from St. Andrew and First Presbyterian gather together for handbell practice as well as dinner, fellowship, games, and bible study. We gather at the fall-out shelter at First Presbyterian. Pastor Nick and adult leaders from both congregations lead the group.
Camps and Conferences:
Camp Gilmont in nearby Gilmer, Texas provides a variety of experiences for all ages. In the Fall and Spring, Youth Quake retreats are offered. Summer is a time full of opportunities for different types of camps. Please go to Camp Gilmont’s link to see what is available for all youth. Camp Gilmont http://www.gilmont.org/.
Outside of Camp Gilmont, there are more spiritual retreats and synods offered for youth. Synod Youth Workshop in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Senior High Youth Connection in Sherman, Texas, Mo-Ranch and Montreat are all conference centers available for growth for older children and youth. Attached are the links for some of these retreat centers.
Montreat, North Carolina: http://www.montreat.org/
Mo-Ranch Conference Center, near Kerrville, Texas: https://www.moranch.org/
Synod Youth Workshop: July 10-15, 2017 Tulsa, Oklahoma http://www.synodyouthworkshop.com/
Senior High Youth Connection: January, 2018 Sherman, Texas http://www.gracepresbytery.org/ministries/youth/
The Youth also have some of the same fellowship opportunities as the children, but in addition they gather in the mornings with Rev. Nick Setzer at Chick-Fil-A for an early devotional and breakfast before they head to school.
Middle School youth are also given the opportunity to go through Confirmation Class in order to become members of the church and to receive a deeper purpose of their faith in Jesus Christ.