First Students Youth Ministry


First Students, 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. It is our prayer that each child here at First Methodist:

  • Loves God and is empowered to share the love of Christ with others;
  • Grows in their understanding of the Christian faith and Scripture;
  • Serves as the hands and feet of Christ in the church, in their home, and in the world.

Virtual Sunday Morning Programming

West Campus

7th – 12th graders are invited to join us on Zoom. For your class Zoom link, contact
Timb Vasquez .

Downtown Campus

7th – 12th graders are invited to join us on Zoom. For your class Zoom link, contact Sarah Saldana.

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.

Family Ministries Roadmap

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Family Road Map

Volunteer with First Students!

Click here to download our Volunteer application and complete Safe Sanctuary Training

Contact Information

Timb Vasquez
Director of Youth Ministry West Campus
[email protected]
Sarah Saldana
Director of Youth Ministry Downtown Campus
[email protected]
Katie Calhoun
Administrative Assistant for Children and Youth Ministries
[email protected]

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