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Our Philosophy

OKC First Youth is always seeking ways to tie positive experiences to Gospel living. 


Our community of students strives to live the mission of Christ that embraces God, one another, and the world with liberation, redemption, reconciliation and recovery. 


There is no “them”, just us.

Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. 
















Stay Connected

We want to update you on a few things administratively as it deals with calendar, events, and ways to be/stay connected to all that is happening in OKC First Youth.

  • Church Community Builder

    Please be sure to update all contact information or create a profile at www.myokcfirst.com

  • Email List

    We send periodic emails with detailed information about all that is happening. Follow the link to sign up for our email list: eepurl.com/g-yMVL

  • 'remind' texts

    We send text messages to students & parents that contain important announcements and information. If you do anything, THIS is the important one. To receive these text messages, follow this link: https://www.remind.com/join/okcfirstym

  • instagram

    Follow us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/okcfirstyouth/

  • Online Payments

    Need to pay for a trip or event online? Head to our youth online payment form here: youth.okcfirst.com


    Connected to your simple give account.


















Regular Meeting Schedule

Sundays

Sunday School | 9:30 - 10:15am

Middle School | CCC Room 1

High School | CCC Room 2


Wednesdays

Pre Service | 6:00 - 6:30pm

Students are welcome to come play in the gym, hang out in the bistro, or help set up for service


Youth Programing | 6:30 - 8:00pm

There are three elements that go into a Wednesday Night:


Worship: Students will worship together in a service format by grade level. They come together, pass peace, sing, and hear the word preached. 


Discipleship: Our Life Together groups (LT) are where your student will meet by gender and grade level. Middle Schoolers will participate in an opening discussion or activity which will prepare them for the evening. High School will have discussion, at the end of the night, meant to apply the word preached to real life.


Play: This brings the grade levels together in the gym to participate in group games led by parent volunteers. We believe that some of the best friendship building happens when we come together and have fun! We are always looking to connect positive experiences to the gospel.

LOADING PLAYER…

FALLRETREAT21

Nov. 19 -21, 2021

Come with us this fall to New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK for a weekend of rest, worship, and tons of fun!

Year at a Glance

We understand that your life is packed full of things that all deserve your attention. That's why we work hard to take our communication with you seriously by letting you know in advance when events are going to take place. Obviously, it's difficult to predict all that will happen between now and a year from now, but we want to provide a quick look at everything that we know for sure will be happening!


August 2021:

22nd - Promotion Sunday


September 2021:

1st - LT groups back in session

12th - Back To School Block Party (all church)


October 2021: 

2nd - Memorial Marathon

11th - 15th - Fall Break

27th - Fall Fest


November 2021:

19th - 21st - Fall Retreat at New Life Ranch

24th - No Wednesday Night Activities


December 2021: 

8th - Search for Santa

22nd - No Wednesday Night Activities

29th - No Wednesday Night Activities


January 2022:

9th - All Department Parent Meeting

17th - MLK Day: Silent March & Parade Outpost


February 2022:

Pretty quiet month.


March 2022: 

2nd - Ash Wednesday

14th - 18th – Spring Break (No Wednesday Night Activities)

24th - 26th - Extravaganza at SNU


April 2022:  

10th - Palm Sunday

13th - No Wednesday Night Activities

14th - Maundy Thursday Service

15th - Tenbrae service

16th - All church cleaning day

       17th - Easter


May 2022:  

6th - Senior Dinner

8th - Senior Sunday


June 2022:  

           6th - 10th - Middle School Camp

13th 17th - High School Camp

           25th - 30th - Middle School Mission Trip


July 2022:

          15th - 24th - High School Mission Trip to Toronto Canada


Final Thoughts

Your student is no longer in Children's ministry. Students are expected to have some level of care for themselves. We no longer "hand hold" them through the steps of ministry. That is not to say that we won't be walking next to them, but we do expect them to have and take an age appropriate level of responsibility for themselves and those around them. 


Our purpose/goal is not simply to entertain your student. We strive to challenge students and place them in areas of ministry that not only give them opportunities to change the planet but also be shaped into the very image of Christ. 


[but don't worry - we're going to have the most fun along the way]


If they can give themselves over to this journey with Christ, they can always expect to be challenged, shaped, and spent for the Kingdom. 


Please do not hesitate to contact your youth pastors with questions concerning youth. We can't wait to make this journey with your student! 

  • Zach Lucero

    LEAD/High School


    (913) 744-1313

    ZACH@OKCFIRST.COM

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  • Avarilla Flemming

    Middle School


    (405) 625-1363

    AVARILLA@OKCFIRST.COM

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  • Cambra Strawn

    board NYI President

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