Rooted High School Ministry
WELCOME to ROOTED - Where high school students experience loving community and grow deeply rooted in a relationship with Jesus, in order to bear Gospel fruitfulness for a lifetime.
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
Rooted youth group welcomes you to join us at any event or activity! Our team exists to come alongside high schoolers and provide a safe space for their development in a positive community. We focus on building a fun and safe community in which to dive into Bible Study and its practical application to our lives (including diving into the hard stuff!), service and love for others, and moving our whole lives towards alignment with the heart of God. Our prayer is for every student to feel God’s love and find a place to belong at Rooted!
Our H-3 discipleship strategy consistently asks students to apply biblical teaching to their whole life.
Head- what truth did I discover?
Heart- what attitude needs adjustment?
Hands- what action will I take?
Equipping and supporting High School parents is important to us. We know that parents are the primary influence on their youth and we are here to partner with you! Monthly newsletters are sent out to encourage parents, and inform them of upcoming events and activities.
We invite you to tangibly support our ministry (food/host/pray/drive) once a semester for a more effective ministry!
Rooted D-Groups (Discipleship Group) are a small group of 8-10 students that meets weekly on Sunday morning during Ed Hour (9:40-10:45am). Every student who visits or attends our ministry are placed in an (inter-class, same gender) D-group, led by a Youth leader. These groups are designed for students to have deeper relationships within the youth group, and cultivate a space that invites belonging, sharing, prayer, accountability and deeper relationship with God. The goal is to create a passion for Jesus in the students beyond casual participation and invite them to actively share Christ’s love and redemption with others. We hope to equip them with the tools to succeed and grow into rooted Christ followers.
Rooted Youth Group meets every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:15pm in “The Underground” at FPC. Our theme of “Rooted” will carry over into specific topics integrated into our “H-3 Strategy.” Moving from head to heart to hands, we cover topics that address: apologetics, sexuality and relationships, decision-making, the life and teachings of Jesus, mental health, leadership, evangelism, culture, purpose and identity. We connect through games, laughter, snacks, celebrating birthdays, worship and singing, Bible Study and discussion. Our prayer is that every student leaves encouraged, oriented towards Jesus and feeling a deep sense of belonging in Christ.
Annually Complete Registration & Medical Release Form
Click the above link to complete our annual permission slip form. This form is required for students to participate in all CE (Children & Youth) events during the year (June 2018 to May 2019). We need one per student. It automatically submits to our office.
Camps & Events Scholarship Application
Click the above to apply for a Scholarship to assist in attending one of our Christian Education activities. First Presbyterian Church is committed to the spiritual growth and support of those who desire to participate. Please use this form to request financial assistance for your student(s) to participate in activities that incur costs such as camps or retreats. It automatically submits to our office.
*Camp Sibling Discounts: We offer a multi-sibling discount to families with multiple students who plan to attend FPC sponsored camps.
The discount goes as follows:
2 Students ($50 per family off the total cost)
Each additional Student ($50 off the total cost)
Example: A family has a 4th grade student and a 7th grade student both going to summer camp the family will receive $50 off the total cost.
Student Leadership ROOTED student Leadership Application
Use this form to apply for a student leader position within the High School ministry. We believe that students are the next generation of leaders, who have gifts that can be used today! Student leaders will be invested into for one school year, with the expectation that they will assume a deeper ownership of the youth group culture and ministry.
Youth Leaders Application
Use this form to begin the process of becoming a volunteer ministry leader with the Rooted youth group in any capacity. Once received, we will be in touch with you for next steps.
It is our annual tradition to take a weekend to celebrate Christ’s love and faithfulness to us in fellowship and community. Camp Santa Cruz has been the ideal place for us to grow in community and mature in our faith. This year we will combine Junior & Senior High Schoolers for what promises to be a wonderful weekend.
We will meet in the church parking lot for a 5:30pm departure and will return on Sunday at 4pm. Register via MyFPC here.