First Students Youth Ministry

First Students is the student ministry of First Methodist Houston. Our ministry, designed for grades 7-12, is a place for students to connect and grow with each other and with God through relevant and engaging worship, small groups, missions, and fun special events. Find your campus and meeting time below, and get connected today. You belong here!


Not only are we called to fellowship together but through the great commission, we are called to serve the world near and far. First Students provides mission opportunities both locally and globally! We encourage all of our students to get involved in our mission projects as we learn what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Contact your campus youth director to hear about our upcoming mission opportunities!


Join us each Sunday morning for food, games, fellowship, and a lesson centered around our key objectives laid out in our ministry road map. We would love to have you connect with us as we learn together what it means to be a follower of Jesus and grow into a deeper personal relationship with Him.

Masks and social distancing will be required for all.

West Campus – First Students Sunday School 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
7th – 12th  graders are invited to join us on Zoom.

Downtown – First Students Sunday School 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
7th – 12th graders are invited to join us on Zoom.

For First Students Sunday School Zoom details, please e-mail Timb Vasquez at [email protected](West) or Sarah Saldana at [email protected] (Downtown)

Small Groups

A small group is a fun and safe place to meet with new and old friends. As time goes by, and your group grows closer together, it is amazing to see the transformation that happens through honest and vulnerable conversations about God, life and everything in between. Our small groups are led by both youth staff and youth volunteers. We supply our leaders with curriculum to guide conversations related to the current message series but we also aim to stay sensitive to the Holy Spirit and give Jesus room to take us where our students need to go. If you are having a hard time, would like to meet new people or are just looking to grow your relationship with the Lord, please contact your campus youth director for information on how to join one of our small groups.

COVID 19 Small Group Schedule
Downtown Campus – Zoom Meeting
Girls Small Group |
Tuesday, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Boys Small Group |
Thursday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
West Campus – Zoom Meeting
Girls Small Group |
Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Boys Small Group |
Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Contact Us

We would love to chat with you! For any questions or more information, please feel free to email us or give us a call.

Sarah Saldana
Director, Downtown Campus
Email or 832-668-1862

Timb Vasquez
Director, West Campus

Katie Calhoun
Administrative Assistant
Email or 832-668-1894

Special Events

First Students regularly host or attend special events such as: camps and retreats, themed parties, lock-ins, recreational activities, mission trips, fundraisers and more.