Youth Ministry | Grades 7-12

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6


There was a young boy named Tommy. He grew up being taken to church with his parents, where he learned about God and His love for him. He was taught Scripture. He watched how his parents and other people that went to church followed Jesus, even when it was difficult. He was directed onto the right path. There came a time when Tommy had to decide for himself, not because his parents or friends desiring him to, but for himself, that he wanted to follow Jesus.


There comes a time when every individual needs to choose on his or her own to follow Jesus. At First Christian, 
we want to partner with parents to help direct young people like Tommy, so that when they are older, 
they will continue to walk with Jesus on the right path.


The goal for Youth Ministry is for Middle & High School students to

Experience Jesus and to Extend the Message of Truth to others.


Questions? Contact Tyler Tolbert, Youth Minister, at 812.379.4491 or here.


  • EngageAM & EngagePM

    EngageAM - 9:05 in the Youth Center

    Fellowship, Small Groups and Bible Truths


    EngagePM - 5:00 in the Youth Center

    Dinner and fellowship once a month, usually the last Sunday of the month. The other weeks, students are encouraged to meet with a small group. Most small groups meet on Sunday nights, but there are other options too. Make sure you subscribe to youth ministry texts to know when EngagePM meets and about other youth events/activities. 


    Text @fccocsm to 81010.

  • A Very Coffee Christmas | December 29

    Additional details coming soon.

  • Survivor Style Lock-in | January 4, 7:00p - January 5, 7:30a

    Join us for a time of fun and fellowship. Invite your friends to attend with you. Additional details coming soon. 

  • Big Creek Mission Trip | March 17-22

    Big Creek is a perfect way to introduce your teens to missions in a safe environment. Our students get to interact with folks in the Appalachian Mountains area - sorting clothes, building ramps, visiting seniors. For more information contact Tyler Tolbert, Youth Minister, here or 812.379.4491. 

  • CIY Believe | April 5-6 | Grades 7-8

    You aren't random. You were created as a masterpiece. Even when you don't feel like it, you're still unique. And you, as a masterpiece, were made by an incredible Master.


    The idea of identity is a universal struggle. Every generation wrestles with it. Jr. high students sit at a pivotal moment in their lives where they are constantly asking the question "Who am I?" A student can't truly know who they are until they know who God is. And this year CIY's Believe tour will help Jr. high students understand what it means to find their identity in God.


    Check back for registration details.

  • Summer Camp

    It is not too early to be thinking of the fun you will have a summer camp! The week we are planning for is June 16-21. Registration opens on February 16. Check back for information about registration. 

  • CIY Move | July 1-6 | Grades 9-12

    Move is a 5-day High School event held all over the country designed to amplify the call of Christ on students' lives to become Kingdom workers. 


    Check back for details and registration.