You want to grow in your relationship with Jesus.  That's why you're here.  Below are some of the additional ways we grow at First Church.

At different stages of life, growth will look differently.  Scroll down to see what we have for every age group.

First Church Kids

(Preschool - 5th Grades)

As we strive to leave a spiritual legacy for the next generation of Christ-followers we intentionally build fun, healthy environments for our children to grow spiritually. Children are welcome in worship and below are the additional ministries we offer specifically for kids.

  • Join us every Wednesday night during the school year for a fun evening of learning, laughing, and living out our mission. Preschool - 5th grade students are welcome. First Church Kids meets from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. Don't forget to come early for Wednesday Night Supper served from 5:15 to 6:00. 

  • One week every summer we pull out all the stops for an amazing Vacation Bible School. Click here for more information on this summer's VBS!

  • All third and fourth graders are invited to become an Acolyte (Candle-lighter). Each fall we take these students through a four week class. There they will learn about the Sacraments, Christian symbols, how to assist in worship, and, of course, how to light the candles.

  • At the beginning of each school year we give a new Bible to all Kindergartners and Third Graders in worship. Kindergartners receive an illustrated Bible that helps them begin reading the Bible. Third Graders receive a student Bible that they can use for the rest of their life. If you would like your child to receive a Bible in  worship email us at

First Church Students

(6th-12th Grades)

First Church Students meet Sundays from 6:30 to 8:00 at the church during the school year. Each gathering has a moment of reflection, some conversation, lots of fun, and a meaningful message. 

Students are welcome to serve in the church in many ways.  Participating in worship by singing, reading scripture, or even running part of the tech booth.  This age group may also participate in almost every other ministry of First Church, too.

Occasionally we will go out for a fun night or to serve locally.  Also, about once a year we will take a student mission trip to serve and expand our understanding of Jesus' love.

Student Mission Trip

Students take a trip serving, inviting, and learning about different ministries outside of North Platte.  In recent years we've gone to Loveland, CO and Oklahoma City, OK. This year we're headed to Nashville, TN!

If you're interested in your student attending our next mission trip or if you would like to go as an adult sponsor, then contact Denise Gomez, our Student Director.


Every year our we host an 8 month Confirmation Class for students around the age of 13 or 14. Confirmation is a class taught by our Pastor. This class is for students wanting to confirm their faith in Jesus and learn more about it. This class runs on Wednesday nights parallel with the school year. Please email for more information on Confirmation.

As you consider Christ and His role in your life we invite you to join the Small Group journey. Our goal in Small Groups is to build authentic, Christ-centered relationships that can grow into transformative, lifelong connections.

Small Groups meet at various times and locations. Some even meet online. Most small groups consist of 6 to 12 people. Contact to connect to a small group or to ask any questions you may have about our Small Groups ministry at First Church.