At First Assembly, we are passionate about raising up the next generation of leaders to impact their schools, homes, and workplaces for Jesus. Wednesday night services for junior and senior high provide a fun and relaxed environment where students can develop a strong foundation for a lifelong walk with Jesus. Our student ministry is built to help them develop healthy relationships and go deeper in their relationship with Jesus.

YOUTH 6.8

(Students in grades 6-8)

Wednesday Evenings Weekly
Enter Door 6

(Sept. 12, 2018 - May 22, 2019)
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Service: 6:30 - 7:45 PM

YOUTH 9.12

(Students in grades 9-12)

Wednesday Evenings Weekly
Enter Door 6
(Sept. 12, 2018 - May 22, 2019)
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Service: 8:00 - 9:15 PM

SUMMER YOUTH 6.12

(Students completed grades 5 - 12)

Wednesday Evenings Weekly
Enter Door 6

(May 30 - August 29, 2019)
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Service: 7:00 - 8:15 PM

OUR CORE VALUES



        

EVENTS

We believe when students participate in events here at First Assembly YOUTH, they grow in their relationship with Jesus and in community with other students. Below you will find annual events happening throughout the year in which students are able to participate.
Click on each event title below to find out more!

FINE ARTS


DISCOVER / / / DEVELOP / / / DEPLOY

Fine Arts is a discipleship tool of Assemblies of God Youth Ministries designed to help students discover, develop, and deploy their ministry gifts.

Beginning in September each year, over 65 thousand students begin preparing their entries for the district and National Fine Arts Festivals. Students may enter as many as 109 categories offered in nine main divisions: Art, Communication, Dance, Drama, Enterprise, Exhibition, Instrumental, Vocal, and Writing.

Although competitive elements are present, providing a competition venue is not the primary mission of Fine Arts Festival.

Through Fine Arts Festival, students are given the opportunity to have their skills evaluated by qualified leaders who encourage excellence, offer ideas for improvement and inspire students to use their gifts in the local church, their community and around the world in ministry or the marketplace. Scores are not as important as lessons learned, experience gained and skills developed.

For more information visit one of these websites:

ND Youth Fine Arts

Where: Minot, ND
When: April 26-27, 2019
Who: Students in Grades 6 – 12
Registration: TBA per person for first entry  |  TBA per person for each additional entry
Registration Form: TBA (Registration forms will be posted as soon as they are made available to our department.)
Registration Deadline: TBA

National Fine Arts

Where: Orlando, FL
When: July 30 – August 3, 2018
Who: Students in Grades 6 – 12

Registration: TBA (Registration forms will be posted as soon as they are made available to our department.)

Also Available: Kappa Tau  for those 18- to 23-years of age and no longer enrolled in high school as of September 1, 2018

REACH CHICAGO

This missions trip is for students in grades 9-12 and their Youth Pastors/Youth Leaders.
Join us for an unforgettable time in the inner-city of Chicago. You will be stretched in your faith and will be amazed at how God uses you!


***NEW FOR 2019:
 CHURCH REGISTRATION***

Students traveling with their youth group must register with their youth group.

Churches/Youth Pastors wanting to bring a group to Reach Chicago 2019 must register their group together.

Follow the instructions below on how to register as a group:

  1. Download Registration Form A, and Applications B & C:
    Form A must be included when sending in all collected applications (B and C) along with payment.
    1. Chicago Church Registration Form
    2. Student Application
    3. Adult/Leader Application

      *It is advised for churches/groups to apply fees to accommodate travel (not with First Assembly – Fargo) outside the dates of June 22-30, 2019 (ex. travel from your city to Fargo, ND and back). Please update the application to reflect those payment changes and who your participants need to write out checks to (pg’s 2 & 3), where to send/hand-in forms once completed (pg’s 3 & 8), and update due dates (pg’s 1-2, & 8)  to ensure enough time to send in all registration forms by our due date of May 2, 2019. If you would like an editable form, please contact us at youth@firstassembly.fm.

  2. Verify all applications are completed fully prior to sending in.
    All incomplete applications we receive not completed will be rejected and returned.
    No late fee charge will apply if the rejected application is sent back completed prior to the registration deadline of May 2, 2019.
    A late fee charge will apply if the rejected application is sent back completed after the registration deadline of May 2, 2019.

  3. Have Registration Form A, and Applications B & C and Payment Mailed By May 2, 2019:
    Please instruct your students and leaders to make payment to your church. Please send in one payment along with the Registration Form A's spreadsheet for the breakdown of payment applied to applicants.
    We will not accept payment from individuals traveling with a youth group.

Please contact the YOUTH Administrative Assistant at youth@firstassembly.fm with any questions you may have with the new registration.
 
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION

Application: Student Application / Leader Application

Cost: $400.00

Deadline:

  1. MAY 2, 2019: $150.00 Non-Refundable Deposit
  2. MAY 30, 2019: $250.00 Non-Refundable Remaining Balance

***NEW FOR 2019***

All incomplete applications we receive not completed will be rejected and returned.
No late fee charge will apply if the rejected application is sent back completed prior to the registration deadline of May 2, 2019.
A late fee charge will apply if the rejected application is sent back completed after the registration deadline of May 2, 2019.

(Priority will be given to those who have completed the initial application form and paid the $150.00 non-refundable deposit.)

SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS

REGISTRATION: CAMPS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLACE FOR 2018. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN SPRING 2019.

  1. LAKEWOOD PARK SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE (will be available Spring of 2019)
  2. Lakewood Park Summer Camp Registration Form (Both Junior High & Senior High)
  3. Camp Permission Form

POSITION YOUR STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE JESUS AT LAKEWOOD PARK STUDENT CAMPS!

WHY CAMP?

  1.  HEROES!
    Surround yourself with Christian adults whose words and lifestyle will challenge you to rise to a higher level.

  2. ADVENTURE!
    Energize your life with intense competition and crazy games.

  3. ENCOUNTERS!
    Worship without limits, and experience Jesus in an environment free of common distractions.

  4. FRIENDSHIPS!
    Spend a week chill’n with your BFF’s, and meet new friends from around the state who are also choosing to be Jesus-followers.

  5. LAUGHTER!
    Break the boredom – make some memories – and experience the laughs that only camp can bring.

JUNIOR HIGH CAMP                        SENIOR HIGH CAMP
When: TBA                                         When: TBA
Who: Grades 6-9*                               Who: Grades 9-12*

* Grade designations are based on the grade the student will be entering in the fall. Students going into 6th grade in the fall have the option of attending kids OR junior high camp & students going into 9th grade in the fall have the option to attend junior OR senior high camp. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE students to move UP in camp, as junior high camp is most appropriate for 6th graders and senior high camp is most appropriate for 9th graders.

* Students who have just graduated from high school are welcome to attend senior high camp for the last time.


LOCATION:
Lakewood Park Bible Camp
220 Woodland Ave
Devils Lake, ND 58301

YOUTH CONVENTION

WHO:
This event is specifically for youth (grades 6-12) and their adult youth leaders/sponsors.

WHAT:
A weekend deepening your relationship with Jesus through powerful teachings from (TBA), the annual epic dodgeball tournament, and powerful worship led by (TBA).

WHEN: 
TBA

WHERE: 
TBA

SCHEDULE:
Opening Service: Thursday, (TBA) @ 6:15 PM CT
Event Concludes: Saturday, (TBA) @ 12:30 PM CT

REGISTRATION:
Registration includes all services, sessions, & evening activities.
*Registration does not include meals. Please bring enough money for 4 meals.

Registrations are non-refundable!

NORTH DAKOTA YOUTH CONVENTION 2018 HAS CONCLUDED. LOOK FOR DETAILS FOR YOUTH CONVENTION 2019 IN SUMMER OF 2019!

FAQ's for Parents

Located to the right you will find answers to the FAQ's we receive from parents. If you find we did not answer the question you were seeking an answer to, please feel free to contact us!

It is my student's first time attending YOUTH – How will they know where to go/what to do?

Students can enter Door 6 on the backside of our facility. Upon entering, your student will be greeted by some of our YOUTH leaders at our check in location. Each student that attends our Wednesday evening services must fill out a connection card with their name, address, phone number for themselves and a parent/guardian. 

After checking in, your student will be accompanied by a YOUTH leader or student to take a look around the gym where they will find snacks at our snack location, games throughout different areas of the gym, a hang out area in the gym where they can do homework and our YOUTH hallway for a quieter setting.

For students in junior high/middle school, grades 6th through 8th, these students get to experience YOUTH 6.8 with a service full of fun, worship, a message from the Word that is focused on Jesus and Family Time (our small groups) all geared to their age! All 6th through 8th graders are welcomed to come when doors open at 6:00 PM.
Service begins at 6:30 PM and ends at 7:45 PM.

YOUTH 9.12 is for all high schoolers grades 9th through 12th. Students in YOUTH 9.12 will experience the same fun, worship, message from the Word that is focused on Jesus and Family Time (our small groups) like our YOUTH 6.8 service and geared to their age. Students in YOUTH 9.12 can come at 6:30 PM and enjoy games, meet up with YOUTH leaders or friends in the YOUTH hallway, do homework, etc.
Service begins at 8:00 PM and ends around 9:15 PM.

How do I keep up with all that is happening with YOUTH?

The best way to know what’s happening with First Assembly Youth is by following us on Instagram, and/or Facebook. We’re constantly posting updates about what is happening, what is coming up and what we love the most: sharing what God is doing in the lives of students at YOUTH!

We also have a parent letter that is sent out each semester that keeps you in the know of what’s going on. If you’re not already getting this letter, please contact us and leave your address for us to send our letter to.

How can I be involved with YOUTH?

YOUTH works because of the dedication and heart behind every one of our volunteers! We offer a variety of areas in which you can serve, such as student check-in, snack area, Family Time (small groups), prayer team, chaperone for YOUTH trips, tech team, and more.

To get started, we ask that every potential volunteer fills out a Volunteer Form (please connect with us to receive a form). Upon completion of the form, we ask that you seal the form in an envelope for confidentiality, and connect with our YOUTH office to set up a meeting with our YOUTH Pastor, Pastor Cal. At this meeting you will then hand in your volunteer application which will have a background check processed and hear the vision of this ministry and get to know Pastor Cal. Once the background check is processed and received, we will connect with you on a starting date.

Can I come with my student?

If you would like to check out a YOUTH service with your student, stop by our student check-in desk and one of our YOUTH leaders will be happy to assist you.

Are students allowed to leave the building?

For their safety, once a student checks in with YOUTH, we ask that they remain in the venue until the official dismissal from service is given. Once service is over, students are welcome to leave and meet their parents/guardians at your designated meeting place.

When are service times?

For students in junior high/middle school, grades 6th through 8th, these students get to experience YOUTH 6.8 with a service full of fun, worship, a message from the Word that is focused on Jesus and Family Time (our small groups) all geared to their age! All 6th through 8th graders are welcomed to come when doors open at 6:00 PM.
Service begins at 6:30 PM and ends at 7:45 PM.

YOUTH 9.12 is for all high schoolers grades 9th through 12th. Students in YOUTH 9.12 will experience the same fun, worship, message from the Word that is focused on Jesus and Family Time (our small groups) like our YOUTH 6.8 service and geared to their age. Students in YOUTH 9.12 can come at 6:30 PM and enjoy games, meet up with YOUTH leaders or friends in the YOUTH hallway, do homework, etc.
Service begins at 8:00 PM and ends around 9:15 PM.

What time do special event services begin?

Here at YOUTH, we have special events a few times each year: School Kick-Off, special guest speaker, Christmas Party, and Summer Kick-off.

The service time for all YOUTH 6.8 and YOUTH 9.12 are combined and run from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM on their specific Wednesday's that are announced. Doors open at 6:00 PM.

Do you have YOUTH during the summer?

YES!

Like our special events, we have services every Wednesday of the summer (unless a cancellation is announced).

All YOUTH 6.8 and YOUTH 9.12 are combined for one service from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.