Student Ministry 


Youth Ministries at First Pres exist to equip and give our youth a safe place to take ownership of their faith. We do this by connecting with them in five ways: Family Worship, Pray for Me, Youth Group, Sunday School and our special events throughout the year.

We hope families at First Pres. seek to know God, are transformed by his word, and live missionally for the glory of God and the good of our city.



Family Worship

The majority of our spiritual formation takes place at home, in the context of our relationships with one another, as we work and play and rest together.  Because of this, we are intentional about offering resources, training and events to help parents and families think about, plan, and implement strategies and rhythms of discipleship and mission in the home that foster a love for God and his word and provide space for teens to own their faith in Jesus Christ through spiritual disciplines.  


Pray for Me Campaign

We value intentional, intergenerational relationships as a part of our ministry to families here at First Pres.  Because of this, we encourage families in our church to join the Pray for Me Campaign, which connects families with Prayer Champions of different generations who are committed to praying faithfully for the children of the families within their church.  This ministry also hosts occasional trainings and events for participants.

For more resources, check out Pray for Me's website here


Youth Group


New City Youth Group meets Sunday nights from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for fun, fellowship, food, and our small group study.

We are studying the Explore God series alongside our church body. Topics include: Why does God allow pain and suffering? Is Jesus Really God? Is the Bible Reliable?

We meet at the Harkness Center across the street from our main building. 

Address: 60 S. Fourth St. Aurora IL 60505.   
6:00 - 8:00 pm       
6th Grade- 12th Grade                                                                      



Jr. and Sr. High Sunday School

On Sunday mornings we have Sunday School classes for both Jr and Sr High students. We gather on Sunday morning to gain a better understanding of our faith through teaching about the Word and preparing our hearts for worship.

Time:  9:15 - 10:15 Sunday mornings
Jr High Location:  2nd Floor of Main Building
Sr High Location:  2nd Floor of Main Building



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Jr. and Sr. High retreat


Youth group students in Jr. and Sr. High may join us on February 15 - 17 for our Annual Winter retreat. Students and leaders will enjoy all the great winter camp activities that we have to offer at Covenant Harbor. Those activities include the high ropes course, indoor rock climbing wall, the giant swing, broomball, snow tubing, ice skating and much more! The cost is $120 per student. Transportation to the camp is included. Please fill out the form below or sign up on Realm. There will be a couple of forms from Covenant Harbor that you will be required to fill out as well. For any question, contact Anne Miller at