Our current Youth Programs are being modified to keep everyone safe and healthy during the pandemic.
McMinnville Youth Collective Youth Group
- Middle School – Sundays, 5:00-6:30 pm
- High School – Sundays, 6:00-7:30 pm
Our youth gather for youth group with the McMinnville Youth Collective. The McMinnville Youth Collective (MYC) is a group of like-minded churches in the downtown McMinnville area who join together to do youth ministry. The MYC gives space for our youth to strengthen and develop meaningful friendships with peers from school that worship at other churches.
On Sunday evenings the MYC youth gather in the Johnson Room of our church – First Presbyterian Church – for a lively time of games, music, discussion, prayer, and dinner. We give time for Middle School and High School to meet both individually and together. Our Middle Schoolers gather at 5:00 pm then end their time with dinner. The High Schoolers gather at 6:00 pm to eat dinner with the Middle Schoolers then go on to a time of just High Schoolers. Youth are given space for fellowship and friendships to develop in a fun and focused way, while also allowing space for students to dive deeper into discussions and topics that are more age specific.
For families that have students in both Middle School and High School, we have space available for youth to hang out before or after their group meets so parents aren’t driving back and forth. Youth are encouraged to bring homework to work on or electronics they can quietly watch with headphones. This space is unsupervised and is a privilege for the youth.
McMinnville Youth Collective Deep Dive
Each semester the McMinnville Youth Collective offers a Deep Dive class for youth. These Deep Dives explore the intersection of culture and theology. We take a look at cultural hot topics while engaging our faith as we seek understanding. Participation is ideal for students looking to bridge the gap between learning and applying faith to their everyday life. Deep Dives meet once a week for six weeks at First Baptist Church. Some past topics hae been: Dismantling Racism and Dialogues on Sexuality.