The Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church Gallatin has changed and evolved over the years. For the last couple of years we have been meeting in our church, homes or a local coffee house, however, we are looking forward to having our own space, which we call "OurSpace." OurSpace is a house that has been lovingly provided by the church in order to allow our junior and senior high students to have a place where they can relax, hang out together, worship, study and grow in Christ, Character and Community.
Our Jr. High is made up of 6th-8th grade students and our Sr. High group is made up of 9th-12th grade students. Most of the time, we meet together, but we break into small groups for Bible Study and Hot Topic Discussions.
Our programs combine a mixture of food, fellowship, fun and worship of different types. Our youth are encouraged to participate in special events, service projects, fun activities, mission projects and a variety of worship experiences. This is an ecumenical group with youth from several denominations joining in our worship and activities.
Cross Connection meets on Sunday night from 6:00-7:30 at OurSpace. The evening begins with some hang-time and then we have announcements and snack dinner. From 6:45 - 7:30 we have Share and Prayer, Praise and Worship and God's Word for the Week. Cross Connection is led by our youth director and a team of youth advisors.
T4J (Teens for Jesus) meets on Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30 at OurSpace. The evening begins with some hang-time then announcements and snack dinner. From 6:45-7:30 we have Bible study and Hot Topics, discussing issues that our students face on a regular basis that can challenge their faith. These Bible studies are led by our student leaders, along with a youth advisor and/or the youth director. Depending on the Hot Topic of the night, the group may be broken into small groups by age and/or gender.