Nurturing the growth of young disciples grades 6th - 12th.

Growing together.

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

Our Student Ministry is made up of students grade 6th through 12th. We seek to nurture the growth of young disciples in our church and our community. The core of the Youth Ministry is built around our weekly Sunday School, Wednesday night "Prime Time" Bible Studies, and a never ending stream of special events. We also place a very high emphasis on student leadership.

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Last Sunday Night before Summer is May 26th.
Last Wednesday Night before Summer is May 29th.

Senior Recognition Day

May 26th During the 10:45 a.m. Worship Service

Let's celebrate our amazing seniors!

Senior Recognition Day is approaching, and we want to honor all the incredible graduates of this year! If you or someone you know is graduating, we'd love to recognize them on Sunday, May 26th at 10:45 a.m. during our worship service.

To ensure your senior is included, please send the following details to Tori Crook at tcrook@firstcentenary.com:
• Name
• Photo
• School they graduated from
• Future next steps


Let's show our seniors the love and recognition they deserve as they embark on this exciting new chapter in their lives!

Middle School Mission Week

June 3rd - 7th at Camp Lookout

Attention all middle schoolers! Get ready for an incredible week at Camp Lookout from June 3rd - 7th. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow in faith, serve others, and have loads of fun!

Trip Cost: $325

For more information about this amazing week or to sign up, contact Tori Crook at tcrook@firstcentenary.com.

You don't want to miss out on this life-changing experience!

Triple P

June 10th, June 24th, July 8th, and July 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Triple P youth days are here! Get ready for an amazing summer with our Youth Ministry. Join us on June 10th, June 24th, July 8th, and July 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for fun-filled days packed with exciting activities, games, and so much more. Bring your friends and make new ones as we enjoy these special summer gatherings. Don't miss out on the fun, we will see you there!

Passport Mission Week

July 1st - 5th in Berea, KY

Passport Mission Week is July 1st-5th in beautiful Berea, KY! This incredible trip is organized by our Youth Ministry and is an amazing opportunity for those interested in being involved in serving others and making a positive impact. This is a perfect chance to learn and grow personally and spiritually.

The cost for this life-changing experience is $350. For more information or to sign up, reach out to our Youth Director, Tori Crook, at tcrook@firstcentenary.com.

Rising 5th-6th Grade Lock-In

August 2nd - 3rd Starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Tennessee Aquarium

Calling all rising 5th and 6th graders! Get ready for an adventure like no other at our annual lock-in event. Dive into a night of excitement at the Tennessee Aquarium starting at 7:00 p.m. on August 2nd. Pick up will be the next morning on August 3rd. Join us for a night filled with fun, exploration, and unforgettable memories. From fascinating marine life to engaging activities, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to make new friends and experience the wonders of the ocean together. We hope to see you there!

For more information or if you are interested in signing up, email either Tori Crook at tcrook@firstcentenary.com or Beth Spears at bspears@firstcentenary.com.

Youth Student Stocks

Support the Youth on their Summer Romania Mission Trip

Are you looking for a way to support the youth traveling to Romania this summer? Here's your chance to make a difference! By purchasing a stock, you'll not only invest in their mission but also become an integral part of their journey. Your support will directly contribute to aiding in covering essential expenses such as supplies, food, travel, and accommodations. Each stock purchase will serve as a vital donation towards their mission trip fund. But that's not all!

When you buy a stock, you'll receive:
- A receipt confirming your contribution.
- An exclusive invitation to a special luncheon hosted by the youth group at the end of July.
- The opportunity to engage with the students, hear their stories firsthand, and ask any questions about their experiences in Romania.

We recommend $50 per stock, but any amount is immensely appreciated. Every dollar counts towards making this trip a success. Your support and prayers mean the world to us! Thank you for your generosity and let's make this mission to Romania an unforgettable experience for all!

For more information, email our Youth Director, Tori Crook, at tcrook@firstcentenary.com. Donations can also be given to Tori in-person.

Free Meals Campaign

Each year we ask families of the church to donate money towards our Sunday & Wednesday meals. This is a lot easier than asking parents to sign up to bring breakfasts and dinners and it is cheaper as well.

If 36 of our youth's families donate $150 then we will have enough money to pay for ALL of our meals for the entire school year. Give the full amount or give part of the amount monthly or in whatever way you would like. Some choose to give $50 per month for 3 months or $25 a month for six months. Any amount is helpful. We currently need donations for our kickoff to fall!

To give, you can click the link below or simply write a check, write "Free Meals Campaign" or "Youth Meals" in the memo line and drop it in the offering plate on Sunday or send it with your child on Wednesday night.

Weekly Schedule

Sunday Mornings

 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast: 9:30 - 10 a.m. in The Youth Dining Room.
Lesson: 10 - 10:30 a.m.

  • 8th Grade/Confirmation – Meets in the Youth Lounge (a.k.a. - "The Pit")
  • 6th-12th Grade – Room 134 

Sunday Nights

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

in The Student Center

Wednesday Night Prime Time

4:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • 4:45 p.m. - Study/Volunteer Time (Starting at 4:45 p.m. Tori will be in the student center ready to welcome youth who need to arrive early. This will be a time for students to work on homework, hang out, and help make sandwiches for the Mustard Tree Ministry. Actual youth events will begin at 5:45 p.m.)
  • 5:45 p.m. – Snack Supper 
  • 6:30 p.m. – Youth Bible Study and Games
  • 7:30 p.m - Free Time

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Tori Crook at tcrook@firstcentenary.com

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Meet The Team

Tori Crook

Director

Tori Crook

Director

Tori Crook is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, where her family still lives. She graduated from U.N.C. Greensboro in 2018 with a B.A. in International and Global Studies, and from Yale Divinity School with a master's in Divinity in 2022. In her free time she enjoys knitting, hikes, and finding the best food in town.