What keeps us up at night? Finding ways to empower the next generation of disciple-makers. Our passion is to see students see themselves as sons and daughters of a loving Father who loves to give good gifts. They in turn deepen their love for God, grow together as His family, and share the good news of the gospel with others. We believe relational discipleship is the best way for students to become disciples who disciple others. Come join us on Wednesday nights for a family meal, worship, teaching, fun antics, and huddle times.

Time:  Wednesdays from 6 to 8 PM

Who: Students in Grades 6 through 12

Youth Mission Trip – Summit City Serve

Summit City Serve is an opportunity for you to live on mission for Jesus Christ right here in Fort Wayne!

Our God is a God of all nations, and this week long, overnight mission trip will give you the incredible opportunity to build authentic relationships with refugee and immigrant families who are from all over the world and yet now call Fort Wayne home.

We will serve these families through partnering with International House ( and leading a day camp for elementary through high school students. You will be leading elements of this camp, which will include crafts, games, swimming, and teaching!

Then during the evenings our team will eat around a table with these wonderful families and listen to their stories while also experiencing their incredible, authentic cuisine. Our nights will also involve serving in the streets of Fort Wayne and will conclude with worship and reflecting on how God moved in, through, and around us.

Please see the details below and note that we will have two training times to prepare for this mission trip!

Mission Trip Dates: Sunday, July 17 to Friday, July 22

Please be praying for all the youth and adults who will be participating in this. Pray against spiritual warfare and for health and safety during the trip. We want to show God’s love to those in need!

Pathway Youth Retreat – Week of Hope

During the week of July 24, Pathway Community Church will be serving the ’07 just like our youth serve next week. They will be staying here all week—sleeping on blowup mattresses, eating, and worshiping with us. They will be doing light work around our campus as well as ministering to the needs of people in our neighborhood. This is a great way to work together as churches.

We would like to provide the evening meals Monday through Thursday for the 40 youth and adults. Is there someone who would be willing to orchestrate and prepare meals for these teens? Contact Pastor Brian if you can help in any way!


Will my son or daughter feel welcomed?

Yes! We know that visiting a new group of people can bring anxiety. We work hard at making sure your son or daughter feels welcomed by adult leaders as well as other students.

What can I expect at a youth gathering?

We meet students where they are and create space for them to meet God through worship, the Bible, and each other. Because Jesus asked us to disciple others, we place a high emphasis on knowing God’s voice and responding to what He is saying. We use Jesus’ life as an example and train teens to live and lead like Him. At youth gatherings, we pattern each week to represent one of four aspects of Jesus’ life: UP (worship), IN (family), and OUT (evangelism) and APPLICATION (practices)

Will my son or daughter be safe?

Absolutely! We interview and perform background checks for all of our leaders. We always have two adults present with students and every leader is trained to take seriously the responsibility of keeping your student safe and reducing the risk of any harm. 

How can I get involved as a parent or guardian?

We realize that we only have your son or daughter for 52+ hours a year.  With that being said, we also realize that we are an important part of helping you disciple your son or daughter.  If you are sensing a call to NextGen ministry, consider hosting a small group of students at your home each week.  We call them Tables.  We’d love to talk to you about that.  It can be centered around a sports team, dance troupe, neighborhood, home-school network, or anything!  Our goal is for regular everyday students to living and lead like Jesus did. 

How do I stay up-to-date with what is going on?

We have a Facebook group for parents where we post events, pictures, and more. Check it out at: You can also follow our Instagram at:

Join Our Youth Ministry Team!

Are you interested in partnering with us in showing the love of God to our amazing youth at First Missionary Church? We would love to find a place for you to serve on our team! Click the link below to fill out an application!