Two growing First Priority movements bring in new leadership!

Justin Theriot is a dad of three, husband to one great lady, and friend to a bunch of us! To our benefit, he is also our FPGN Rutherford County Director in the FP Greater Nashville chapter. He has been mostly volunteer up until the turn of the calendar year. Today, Justin is serving part-time, overseeing the [...]

March 13th, 2019|Local FP Communities|


We pray for missionaries all over the world; why not pray for our students? A majority of all who believe in Christ as Savior believe before the age of 18. That makes our middle and high schools the largest mission fields in our country. Our Christian students in our churches are therefore the link, the [...]

March 4th, 2019|Church Leaders, FP Tools|

God is moving in North Alabama

The other day I went and visited a club @Elkmont HS. It was Prepare week for this club and instead of 2-3 students sharing their testimony, they decided to use the "Faith Story"guide in the HOPE manual. They split up into small groups; girls with girls and guys with guys. As I listened, I heard [...]

February 27th, 2019|Local FP Communities, Student Leaders|

Christian adults can’t share Jesus at a public school, but Students can!

You know this! I have nothing new to tell you. But it is an excellent reminder that our job as youth pastors, leaders, ministers, etc. is to equip the saints. Check out Eph. 4:11-12: 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the [...]

February 21st, 2019|Church Leaders, Leadership Development, Student Leaders|

The Benefit of Being Faithful

Do you often wonder if faithfulness really pays off? In a culture built on immediate satisfaction and the pursuit of comfort, it seems to be a value that has fallen by the wayside. But, among God's people, it is a virtue worth guarding and worth displaying. Many students come to mind when considering this, but one in particular [...]

February 14th, 2019|FP Success Story, Local FP Communities, Student Leaders|

The Best Day Ever

Last week we talked about letting students lead. Sometimes, leading can be something simple. It doesn't always have to be someone standing up in front speaking. Students can lead by being a good example to those around them or simply sharing something with someone just like this middle school student did in Birmingham, AL. Read [...]

February 7th, 2019|FP Success Story, Local FP Communities, Student Leaders|

Letting Students Lead

I'm sitting at home on a sunny but very cold January day with my kids who are home from school due to the NO snow we got here. Life in Tennessee for you. I told my kids I had to work still even though they were home for the day and I am battling a [...]

January 31st, 2019|Nehemiah, Student Leaders|

The Perfect Job

You got into student ministry because you loved students and you wanted to make a difference in their lives. Thoughts of making disciples who you could build into student leaders were at the top of your priority list. If you are anything like me, you thought this was going to be the most awesome job [...]

January 24th, 2019|Church Leaders, First Priority Of America, Nehemiah|


I don’t mean to start with the obvious or to be too simple, but the way we think affects the way that we see the world and ultimately how we act each and every day. So, we begin here. We hear people say that culture is ‘so bad’, and we agree with that sentiment. But [...]

January 17th, 2019|Church Leaders, Community Leaders, Local FP Communities|

We Want to Help

I have been working in youth ministry for over 30 years. After all of those years, I think I have a little bit more of an understanding of how the devil messes with youth pastors. The devil wants you to be stuck in the youth pastor hamster wheel, doing the same thing over and over [...]

January 10th, 2019|Nehemiah|