Rooted High School Ministry

Welcome to Rooted High School Ministry 









Our mission is for high school students to know Jesus, and through community to grow deeply rooted in faith in order to engage in the Gospel in their everyday life.                                                         

 “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   

      Beth Paz


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!                                                     


Sunday Mornings

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.

Wednesday Evenings

Rooted Youth Group meets every Wednesday night from 6:30-8pm in “The Commons” 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. 


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 ask that you tangibly support our ministry (food/host/pray/drive) once a semester for a more effective ministry!



Check out our Facebook group, “Rooted” There will be up to date information, pictures, and videos posted from the different events, camps, and trips. If you aren’t in the group please join!
Up Coming Events

March 16 & 17: For Parents: Love and Logic Workshop, for more info, click here.

March 25-29: Breakaway Plus - Rooted's Spring Break Service, hosted @People's Church.  High Schoolers, you're invited to STOP - Breakaway from the daily routine focused around YOU and serve OTHERS! Teen Night and First Pres is headed for an epic short spring break week that includes biblical speakers, inspiring worship, fellowship with other Fresno church youth groups, our own service project, and fun activities etc.  Early bird registration just $99 until March 1. Price increases to $140 after, so don't delay, register today!  To register, CLICK HERE (or go to your MyFPC page)