Church Leaders

20 03, 2019

5 Ways to serve your school!

March 20th, 2019|Church Leaders, FP Tools|

School Ministry needs to be a well-rounded strategy, not just a box to check off each week. Not only do we need to be ministering to the students, but we need to be ministering to teachers, staff, administrators, and parents. In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus lays out the Great Commission in this way, “All authority in [...]

4 03, 2019

PRAYING FOR OUR STUDENTS AS MISSIONARIES TO THEIR SCHOOL

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

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 [...]

21 02, 2019

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

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

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 [...]

24 01, 2019

The Perfect Job

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

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 [...]

17 01, 2019

#gamechanger

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

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 [...]

20 09, 2018

Your Story

September 20th, 2018|Church Leaders, Community Leaders, Faculty Sponsors, Priority Parents, Student Leaders|

Have you ever thought about the role that stories play in your everyday life? Stories help us understand things that other forms of communication cannot. Stories sometimes become the way we understand ourselves and the world around us. Did you go to a theater to see any movies this summer? Obviously, the movie was itself [...]

14 09, 2018

Campus Coach Spotlight: Casey from FP Great Plains

September 14th, 2018|Church Leaders, Community Leaders, Local FP Communities|

First Priority clubs are a great way for youth pastors to be able to step into the lives of their students on campus and meet them in a place where they spend most of their time. Being a campus coach provides this opportunity, and not only does it help youth pastors connect with their students, [...]

11 07, 2018

Summer Prayer Challenge: Week 6 – GOODNESS

July 11th, 2018|Church Leaders, Community Leaders, First Priority Of America, FP Tools, Leadership Development, Local FP Communities|

The act of saying “yes” to Jesus causes the “fruit of the Spirit" to come through us! The sixth fruit we are focusing on is GOODNESS. In the same way that the Goodness of God moves Him to act, the Goodness He imparts to us is what causes us to be world changers. Goodness is [...]

10 07, 2018

Thank you for your Partnership

July 10th, 2018|Church Leaders, Community Leaders, Faculty Sponsors, Priority Parents, Student Leaders|

Thank you for your partnership in the ministry of First Priority!  We are always encouraged by people who are passionate about reaching students, our future generations. We see the despair of middle and high school students brought on by abuse, addiction, depression, and suicide. Our goal is to bring the HOPE of Christ to every [...]

13 06, 2018

Summer Prayer Challenge: Week 2- JOY

June 13th, 2018|Church Leaders, Community Leaders, Local FP Communities, Priority Parents, Student Leaders|

The act of saying “yes” to Jesus causes the “fruit of the Spirit” to come through us! And the second fruit we are focusing on is JOY. As we hold onto God we can have gladness that overflows into our friends, family, and the world.  Challenge: Let’s pray that this week we would pursue the [...]