7th through 12th Grades

Youth

Helping our students know and follow Jesus.

Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian

We exist to help foster the spiritual formation of the 7th-12th grade students at First Presbyterian Nashville and support families in the discipleship of their children. We seek to be Christ-centered in all we say and do, helping students grow in their relationship with the Triune God, connect through life-giving community and intergenerational friendships, and cultivate a heart for service and mission to see God’s kingdom come here on earth as it is in heaven.

Sunday Mornings

8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. | Worship | Sanctuary

Each Sunday we gather for corporate worship at either our early or late services. Join us!

9:45 a.m. | Sunday School | The Gathering Place

Each week we welcome our 7th-12th graders for Sunday School. This time includes a time of fellowship, announcements, and games before each grade breaks off into grade-based classes led by adult volunteers. During the summer months and select weeks we gather as one large group for study and discussion. It’s a great on-ramp to life at First Presbyterian’s youth ministry.

D-Groups (launching September 2024)

Wednesdays & Sundays beginning September 11

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Junior High (7th-8th) D-Groups | The Gathering Place

Sundays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Senior High (9th-12th) D-Groups | The Gathering Place
 

Being a disciple is simply being a follower of Jesus, and in these Wednesday evening gatherings, we aim to help students learn to love and enjoy following Jesus more deeply. Each evening D-Group (short for “Discipleship Group”) involves a time of fellowship, announcements, group games, a short lesson, and time in grade- and gender-based groups to discuss the lesson further and pray for one another. These gatherings are informal and great places for students develop rooted friendship among peers and go deeper in understanding the gospel of God’s grace. 
 

Send us your schedule

Engage with Gage (and Cam and Evan!)

Gage, Cam, and Evan want to connect with you! Use the form below to share your student's upcoming activity schedule (basketball game, flute recital, musical, or tennis match, just to name a few). Parents, the invitation is extended to you too. Gage, Cam, or Evan would love to take a walk, grab lunch, or enjoy a cup of coffee with you.

Youth Staff

Gage Arnold

Director of Youth Programming

Gage serves as the Director of Youth Programming at FPC. Gage can help answer questions about any part of the ministry to children from 12 years old until high school graduation, including questions (for children or with their grown-ups) about the faith, the church, worship service resources, any ministry-wide or church-wide major event, or the spiritual nature of youth.

Cameron Timmons

Assistant Youth Director

Cameron Timmons serves as an Assistant Youth Director, providing day-to-day leadership and support for the FPC Youth Ministry, working with young adults, youth, parents, staff, and volunteers.

Evan Benbow

Assistant Youth Director

Evan Benbow serves as an Assistant Youth Director, providing day-to-day leadership and support for the FPC Youth Ministry, working with young adults, youth, parents, staff, and volunteers.

Ginger Sheppard

Youth Program Coordinator

Ginger is responsible for handling the day-to-day operations and administrative function of the FPC Youth Ministry, working with young adults, youth, parents, staff, and volunteers.

First Presbyterian Church Nashville

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