Youth Ministry
We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ by connecting students with God, each other, and ministry.
  • Weekly Youth Groups:
    • High School meets every Wednesday 7-9pm for 9-12 grade
  • Opportunities Every Sunday - CONNECT Youth from 9:45 - 10:30am
    Middle Schoolers - Join us in the CE building for The Living Room
    High Schoolers - Join us in the CE building for The Breakfast Club
  • Yearly Retreats:
    • Middle School Summer Camp – every July
    • High School Winter Retreat – every February
  • Fun Nights and Events:
    • Laser Tag, Christmas Parties, Mini Golf, etc.,
  • Mexico Mission Trip: every June
Jered Gritters
Interim Youth Director
We believe that Middle and High School represents crucial and formative years for our students. Therefore, we offer many events and programs in order to give students opportunities to grow in their faith and in their relationships with each other and key mentors.
A key way that students grow in their faith is being involved not only in the Youth Ministry but also in the life of Jacksonville Presbyterian Church. In fact, studies are showing that one of the most influential factors in whether our students stick with their faith beyond high school is if they felt meaningfully connected and involved with the whole church. Therefore, we encourage our students to attend one of our two morning services. We also offer some fun and engaging programs for students on Sunday morning.