Youth Sunday School Classes and News

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Middle School students meet in Room 10.  Lessons each week are about characters in the New Testament using re:form Ancestors curriculum.

High School and College students are invited to “dig deeper” into the sermon each week at 10:00 am in the Loft.  Interested adults are welcome to join in the discussion.

PULSE Youth is held on Sunday evenings at the Youth House (729 N Florida Ave).  Middle School PULSE meets at 5 pm and High School PULSE at 7 pm.



Coming up…..

Recognition of Graduating High School Seniors: Sunday, May 14th.  Graduates will be recognized during the 9:00 Daybreak service.  If you have a child who is graduating this year, please contact Cathy Campbell.

Promotion Sunday: June 4th

All students transitioning into middle school (entering 6th grade) and high school (entering 9th grade) will be recognized during the Sunday school hour.  There will be a continental breakfast for children, youth and families in the fellowship hall.  We will also be sharing the plans for summer Sunday school as this time.  Hope to see you there!



cedarkirk3Cedarkirk is the year-round camp and conference center of the Presbyteries of Tampa Bay and Peace River.  They serve church groups, community organizations, school groups, non-profits, family groups, and children of all ages.

Registration for Cedarkirk’s 2017 Summer Camps is open! Whether you are in first grade or high school, a family with young children, or a grandparent seeking time with your grandchild, Cedarkirk’s summer programs offer something for you. Cedarkirk offers camps for all ages and stages of life, emphasizing opportunities for fun, community-building, and spiritual growth in a beautiful, natural environment.

We are hoping some of our First Pres DeLand families will be interested.  It sounds like a great opportunity and not too far away. If you have any questions specific to the camp, please contact the camp office at 813.685.4224 x2 or  If you want to find out about interest from local families, please contact Cathy Campbell in the church office.





Youth Director Needed at First Presbyterian Church DeLand

First Presbyterian Church, DeLand, Florida, seeks a youth director to nurture and support relationships with middle school, high school, and college age youth and young people, as well as parents of youth.  The director will organize, plan and direct efforts for youth ministry and recruit, train and motivate volunteers to work in partnership in this important ministry.

S/he will build on a healthy foundation of programming and work with engaged, active groups at three levels: middle school, high school, and college-age        ministry. Reporting to the associate pastor, this individual will also collaborate with the Director of Family Ministries and the Youth Ministries Team of Session.

This is a part-time position (nineteen hours per week).  Among the responsibilities, this person will:

  • Oversee weekly youth group meetings on Sunday nights and Sunday School classes in the morning
  • Plan youth retreats and events, guide mission and service projects, and identify and participate in summer camps
  • Communicate youth events and ministry needs using a variety of methods including letters, articles in the church bulletin, on the church youth website, and through phoning and texting
  • Get to know and maintain appropriate relationships with the youth of First Presbyterian Church and their parents
  • Maintain and continue to organize a Bible study for college age adults that includes fellowship, worship, prayer, study and service.
  • Coordinate with the pastors and the Worship Team for participation of youth in worship services, strengthening and promoting intergenerational connectedness.


Prior experience in leadership positions with young people required.  The successful candidate will be a committed believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and  Savior, active member of a worshipping congregation with a manner of life that is a demonstration of the Christian gospel in the church and world.  Applicants must possess a strong, self-motivated work ethic, excellent communication skills and professional organizational skills.  Overall, candidates should have a love and passion for working with youth and a calling to help youth connect to God through conversation, prayer, and activity.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter describing interest in the position addressed to the Emerging Ministries Search Committee, First    Presbyterian Church,  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.