Our goal is to REACH students where they are, TEACH youth to be followers of Jesus Christ, and then SEND these youth to impact our world for eternity.
Wednesday Nights: Youth Church
Are you a middle or high school student looking to grow in your relationship with God and find a community of believers to grow with you? First Youth Church would like to invite you to our Wednesday services at 7 PM in the Gym, where you’ll get to experience powerful worship, anointed messages, and fellowship with a strong community of young believers ready to make an impact for Christ in this world. We believe that young people aren’t the future of the church... they ARE the church, and we would love for you to join the family here at Youth Church. We love you already!
Sunday Mornings: Lifestyle
Here at Youth Church, we believe that our walk with Christ doesn’t stop when we get home from a Wednesday night service; it’s a lifestyle of commitment! That’s why we’d like to invite all middle and high school students to join us on Sundays at 9:30 AM in the FMCS Cafeteria for our discipleship class called “Lifestyle.” During this time, we will learn more about what we believe in, why we believe in it, and how to actively live out the gospel in our daily lives! And make sure to come with an appetite, because free breakfast is served every week, as well! If it’s free, it’s for me!
Annual Amp'd Retreat
The AMP'D retreat usually happens every February at camp grounds that feature water sports, ropes course, and team sports. The camp includes amazing music with local worship bands (such as FSOD's Interface) and special guest speakers. You do not want to miss out! Visit firstyouthchurch.org for event details.
Summer Student Internship (SI)
SI is a summer internship for middle school and high school students who want to go deeper in their faith, serve their community, and become leaders of influence. Every summer, students are part of leadership sessions with some of the top leaders in our community. Students will choose a ministry track to be a part of throughout the summer, such as the public speaking track, kids’ ministry track, or evangelism track, etc. This is an opportunity for hands-on ministry experience and a chance to become stronger in their walk with Jesus. Students will learn how to have a personal devotional time and to seek God and hear His voice every morning, they will go into local schools and neighborhoods and serve our community while sharing the gospel through, “Engage” Community Projects, and they will build relationships and enjoy various fun activities each day. For more information, please call the Church Office and ask for Youth Ministries.
Relay For Missions
Our annual 10-hour marathon raises funds for Speed the Light. Each relay for missions team has a least one member continuously moving on the track at all times, and every hour we raise funds through the sponsorship of friends, family and businesses. For more information, please call the Church Office and ask for Youth Ministries.
Speed The Light
The concept is simple: we give so others can speed the light of the gospel to a world in darkness. Speed the Light (STL) is the student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides much-needed equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 180 countries around the world. Since its beginning, STL has raised far over $253 million for missionary equipment. Speed the Light is one of the most effective youth missions ministries in the church world. Assemblies of God students have accepted this great responsibility to voluntarily sacrifice and raise funds. We give so our missionaries can travel faster, preach clearer, and be heard louder, in order that Heaven might be a bigger place…filled with people from every nationality, color, and tribe who have accepted Him as their Savior.
One Night is a fun, energetic event for all middle school and high school students in our community. Each year we feature special guest speakers and special worship bands. Attendees have the chance to win great prizes during the pre-show which always starts at 6pm and includes free food, fun activities, and live music. Don’t miss this premiere, annual youth event in southwest Florida at First Assembly of God in Fort Myers.
1. We passionately pursue Jesus
To intimately know Jesus is one of our greatest privileges and joys. We will be known as people who unashamedly worship, pray, and seek after the Lord with great passion and expectation. The pursuit never ends! (Phil. 3: 7-8, 10, Rev. 3:15-16, Jeremiah 29:13)
2. We give up ourselves, in order to reach others
Our primary purpose will always be to bring lost people to Jesus. Never will we become so inwardly focused that we lose our reason for existence. We must be willing to put ourselves aside and our personal preferences in order to reach as many as possible. (Mt. 28:19-20, I Cor. 9:19, 22, 2 Peter 3:9)
3. We strive to build authentic relationships
Authentic, godly relationships promote spiritual growth, accountability, and unity of purpose. We will teach, model, and encourage these relationships to develop within our lives and ministry. (I Thess. 5:11, Heb. 10:24-25, Prov. 27:17, James 5:16)
4. We act with great faith
There is so much temptation to play it safe. To do what has always been done because it's comfortable and familiar. We will be unafraid to take big risks in our lives and ministry for the glory of God. We will look for new ways to step out in faith, to believe for the impossible in order to make a greater impact. (Heb. 11:6, 8-9, Mt. 19:26, Phil. 4:13)
5. We always offer our best
God always deserves the best we have to offer in all we do. We will embody a spirit of excellence in everything we do, both in our lives and ministry. Whether it is a big task or a small task we will always give our very best. (Col. 3:23)
6. We have a high expectation for this generation
Throughout history God has used young people to do extraordinary things. We will unapologetically hold this generation of young people to a high standard of godly living and push them out of their comfort so they may realize their full potential in Christ. (I Tim. 4:12, 2 Tim. 1:6-7)
7. We serve others willingly
Jesus said, "The greatest among you is a servant of all". We will embody the heart of a servant. We will always look for opportunities to serve others, our community, and our church. Let us be people who will gladly give of our time and energy to serve others. (Gal. 5:13, Mark 10:44-45, Mt. 23:11)
8. We have FUN while doing God's work
Being a follower of Jesus is not boring! We believe that this is the most exciting endeavor to ever be apart of. We will create a culture where people can have a blast while fulfilling their purpose. The work of God is not always easy but there should always be a large dose of joy and laughter in it. (Prov. 17:22, Phil. 4:4, Gen. 21:6)