Helping youth follow Jesus and live life abundantly.

John 10:10

The teenage years are an important time in every person’s life and can be very difficult. As youth grow and gain independence they face unique obstacles socially, spiritually, and emotionally. That’s why First Reformed Church provides a youth ministry that addresses those three challenges in three distinct ways:

1. We're an “oasis of belonging,” a welcoming place for every teenager to be a member of the group.

2. We “raise the banner” of Jesus by using the Bible and encouraging a more committed relationship with Jesus.

3. We have as much fun "as humanly possible" in everything we do.

During the school year the following ministries meet each week in the Loft:
Middle School Ministry (6th-8th Grade)  meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM.
High School Ministry (9th-12th Grade)  meets on Wednesday evenings from 8:00-9:00 PM.
Sunday Bible Study (6th-12th Grade) meets on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:25 AM.

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Parent E-mail Alerts:  Click here to see the most recent parent e-mails regarding our youth ministry. Click on this link to subscribe and receive more of these weekly e-mails for parents.

Emergency Contact Form: This form is required for students attending our events this year. Please bring it to your first event. Extra copies can be found in the youth ministry room, the Loft.

Upcoming trip information: Click here for more information on our high school trip to Rocky Mountain High. The $50 payment is now due by May 1, 2021. Our spring Middle School Retreat is April 9-11 at Hidden Acres. More retreat information can be found here.

Power Connection registration is open!  Our summer Power Connection middle school trip is June 25-27 at Central College in Pella. More information about Power Connection is at this link and registration is online here.

Trip Scholarship Form: While we try our best to make every event we do as affordable as possible, this form is available if you find it difficult to contribute towards an upcoming trip.