First Youth

Love God.

Love Others.

Prove It.

We love students and seek to help them as they learn to really know the love of God and be equipped to live as a light for Christ in this world.

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Director of Youth, Lorrie McClure

Lorrie serves as the bivocational director of our youth ministry. She loves our students well and serves them tirelessly. If you have a question, feel free to contact her at lorrie@fumcbatesville.org.

Refuge

Refuge is a chance to refocus students’ hearts and minds on God without the distractions of daily life while enjoying Shepard of the Ozarks, a retreat center located in the heart of Arkansas. We participate in this event each fall.
 

Veritas

God uses worship to transform lives, heal wounded souls, renew hope, shape decisions, provoke change, inspire compassion, and bind people to one another. Veritas is where we practice worship. Passionately. We participate in this event each spring.
 
For more information about either of these annual events, visit accym.org.
 
 
The heartbeat of our youth ministry is our Wednesday night activities. Join us each Wednesday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm for food, fun, & fellowship. Each and every week we come together upstairs in the Youth area to study God’s word and to explore ways we can best live, learn, & lead.

 

Currently,

we’re studying:

(Coming soon)

SUMMER EVENTS

Youth 2019

Join thousands for 4 days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and life-changing fun! Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to grow authentically as a world-changing disciple of Jesus Christ. We attend this camp each summer.
 
Visit youth2019.com for more information.

Mission Trip 2019

Each summer, First Youth goes on a mission trip. Mission trips are a way for youth to bond while serving as Jesus served. They come home with deeper relationships with God and each other, and hearts are changed.