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Nathan Richards, Associate of High School Ministry

Posted by Angela McKibben on

Nathan shares a growing-in-faith moment from his life I grew up in Kansas City and during late elementary and middle school attended a Nazarene church. I remember a lot of things about my time there, but what stood out the most was the volunteers in the student ministry and the feel of family in...

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When Technology Helps

Posted by Heather Houston on

Millennials (now ages 22 to 38) may be the first generation to have their middle school and high school years significantly shaped by smartphones and social media. But generation Z—those 21 and younger—have been shaped by personal mobile technology since they were in diapers. We...

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Heather Houston, Associate of Middle School Ministry

Posted by Angela McKibben on

Heather shares how her youth leaders made a huge difference in her life:  When I was in sixth grade, I was invited to attend a youth group at a local church in my hometown. Prior to that, my childhood was characterized by attending church as a “check off the to-do list” rather...

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Why Would You Do That? Dominican Republic 2018

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Why would you do that?  It's a question our team was asked both before and during our trip to the Dominican Republic. Often when we would share that we were going to the DR this summer people would think of vacation, resorts and white sand beaches. When we clarified that we would be paying...

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Dominican Republic Trip 2018

Posted by Laura Mueller on

We are into our 5th day here at Pico Escondido in the Dominican Republic. The true beauty of this place continues to amaze us and remind us of the God who created it all. We’ve already learned to dance bachata, merengue and salsa, so feel free to test us on our new skills!  Our group...

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Welcome Our New Student Ministries Staff

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We've been searching for two new staff members to join our Student Ministries team. Good news! The search is finished and we're excited to welcome these two new team members: Heather Houston Associate of Middle School Ministry Heather graduated from Eastern University in 2013 with a Bachelor's...

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Hasta Luego - High School Dominican Trip

Posted by Laura Mueller on

A team of 12 will be in the Dominican Republic June 2-11. This year will mark the 6th year for our High School Ministry to serve in the Dominican Republic in partnership with YL Expeditions. Since our partnership began, we have been able to see how God continues to use Pico Escondido, the...

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Summer Sunday School Changes

Posted by Tom Pipkin on

Dear First Pres Parents, Summer is almost here, and with it come vacations, family outings and time to get into the great outdoors! Summer also brings change as our kids move up a grade. It’s hard to believe—wasn’t it just last week that we were dropping them off for their...

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A Confirmation of Faith

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> This week our confirmation class is finishing up and the 7th through 12th grade students completing the course will be welcomed into the church as members and brothers and sisters in Christ. An important part of the...

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Student Ministries Update

Posted by Tom Pipkin on

Our school year is winding down, and we are looking forward to summer and all the great camp, mission and community opportunities it brings. As we ready ourselves for summer, we want to let you know about some exciting movement here in First Pres Student Ministries. Early this year, with the...

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