(901) 682-8452 Times: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School | 10:45 a.m. Worship Service

Student Ministries

This year FEC Student Ministries will have a strong focus on building Biblical community, teaching our students how to engage scripture, and giving our students the opportunity to live out the gospel. We believe that through these three components we will strive to accomplish our mission; To glorify Jesus Christ and magnify His gospel in the lives of students until He comes.


Impact LogoMiddle School (6th–8th grade)

Meet in the Impact Room (E226) located on the second floor of the E-Building

The best way to keep in touch with us is to be on our emailing list. Just email Austin Smith or Anna Phillips to be added. Email: students@firstevan.org | Instagram: @fecimpact


Common Ground Logo High School (9th–12th grade)

Meet in the Common Ground Room (E202) located on the second floor of the E-Building

Welcome to Common Ground! We look forward to getting to know you and have several weekly opportunities to meet. We would love to meet with you personally or get you connected with a Bible study. The best way to keep in touch with us is to be on our emailing list. Just email Jake Ferwerda or Anna Phillips to be added. We want to be as available to you all as we possibly can. Email: students@firstevan.org | Instagram:@fecommonground




Student Sunday School

Sundays, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Impact Room (E226), Common Ground Room (E202)

Each Sunday we meet together for food, games and worship. Join us for a great time of fellowship. Come early starting at 9:15 a.m. for food!

IRL Weekend

Friday–Sunday, March 3–5, Pinecrest Camp & Retreat Center, Moscow, TN Cost: $135

This In Real Life (IRL) retreat is a time where middle and high school students get to enjoy camp life for a few days while focusing on the application of faith in our daily lives as we strive to live out the truth that those who follow Jesus have been adopted into His family. This weekend will surely be an enriching time for our students learning how God grows us and being in community with one another. On Saturday, the high school will be taking a hiking trip for the day. 

Student Life Camp

Monday–Friday, June 26–30, Wilderness at the Smokies Resort, Sevierville, TN | Cost: $475 ($75 deposit with fundraising opportunities)

Students will be attending a week long conference-style camp where we will be led in worship by Vertical Worship and will hear from session speakers Kris Dolberry and David Platt. We will be staying at the Wilderness at the Smokies Resort. During this week, students will focus on growing in understanding of the trinity and building our community together. Learn more about Student Life Camp here. Contact Jake Ferwerda with questions.


Wednesday, August 10–May 4, 6:15–8:00 p.m.
Impact (6th–8th grade), E226 | Common Ground (9th–12th grade), E202

Midweek is a place for students to meet together and have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with Jesus, their friends, and their adult small group leaders. Each week we meet to connect with one another through food, worship, teaching, and small group time. We are in our series called, “Four Chair,” all about the Four Chair Discipleship method.


Romania Mission Trip

Friday–Sunday, July 14–23

We have committed to sending a team of high school students and adults to Romania to serve with Dan and Emma Onu this summer. This team will be serving in a children’s camp by sharing the gospel with those who have not yet heard the good news of Jesus. We are grateful for this opportunity and hope that through being faithful to the Lord that lives will be saved. Students will be able to apply to attend this trip.

The best way to keep in touch with us is to be on our emailing list. Email us to be added.

Student Ministries, 682-8452, ext. 1200
Jake Ferwerda, Pastor of Student Ministries, 682-8452, ext. 1210
Austin Smith, Middle School Director, 682-8452, ext. 1201
Anna Phillips, Impact Girls Discipleship Coordinator and Student Ministries Administrative Assistant, 682-8452, ext. 1200
Meg Burgess, Common Ground Girls Coordinator, 682-8452, ext. 1200
Instagram: @fecimpact | @fecommonground
Textedly: Text "fecimpact" or "commonground" to 22999 for reminders about weekly activities and all the most up-to-date information!