STUDENTS at First Melissa

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. - 1 Timothy 4:12

In Paul's first letter to Timothy, we see the importance of youth. Timothy joined Paul in world-changing ministry only a few years after being saved as a teenager! After years of learning from Paul, ministering to many people in various cities, and growing in his faith, Timothy would become a pastor at the church in Ephesus. We see the same monumental potential in the teenagers of today. 

First Melissa Students is where students (grades 6 through 12) can hear the true Gospel of Jesus told in a real and exciting way. We offer times every week for students to gather in community, have some fun, eat some food, join in worship, hear the Word, and discuss what God's Word means for their lives. Our team of selfless volunteers help make our events the best they can be by engaging students in discussion, leading by example, and keeping our students safe. 

We know the world is loud and full of opinions, half-truths, and outright lies. We want to be a calm in the storm, a lighthouse in the darkness, and a place where students hear the truth of Jesus' love for them. We look forward to seeing your students as we seek to disciple the leaders of tomorrow! 

Guest Information

First Melissa is open for in-person student small groups at 11:30am on Sundays and student worship at 5:30pm on Wednesdays!  For maps, parking protocols and other great information, visit our PLAN YOUR VISIT page.  If you are a first time guest, CLICK HERE [student information form] to register your student before your arrival.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:

GRLS WKND 2024

GRLS WKND has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in our student ministry. All girls grade 6-12 are invited to this special weekend. The schedule will be packed full of insanely fun activities, challenging lessons from special guest speakers, and opportunities for sincere fellowship with others. Our team of female leaders look forward to and pour so much into making this one of the best weekends of the year! Price of admission is $50 per student and covers activities, food, curriculum, t-shirts, and more. Please contact Tyler Normand ( or 469.983.4446) if you have any questions. REGISTER HERE!

 

SUMMER CAMP

Dates: June 9-13
Location: Camp Eagle
Cost: $50 deposit to lock in spot, $450 total price per student

Summer Camp is the highlight of the year for many of our students and with good reason! Summer Camp takes them out of the normal routines and places and tasks of their lives, and throws them into a beautiful location isolated from technology and society with other students seeking deeper connection with one another and with God. There will be activities that engage our students' mentally, physically, and spiritually, building them up in confidence, community, and character. A deposit of $50 locks in your spot immediately and allows you to make incremental payments toward the $450 total until the date of the event. If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Normand at 469.983.4446 or

 CAMP REGISTRATION

Resources

Student Resources

Student Resources

      • Monthly Newsletter: learn what's going on in First Melissa Students this month.
      • Social Media: follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @firstmelissastudents. 
      • Our Minister to Students: Tyler Normand is here for you - (972) 838-2277 x105 or . Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 am-4 pm.

      YouTube Channels: 

      TikTok accounts: 

        • @mattmoseley - don't let his giant teddy bear costume confuse you - this guy proclaims the Gospel!
        • @dustinjrauser - known for his green screen work, Dustin produces hilarious Christian memes
        • @abby_was_bored - Abby creates hilarious videos any teen or Bible character could relate to
        • @joshbensontherapper - Josh doesn't rap much, but he does do a ton of satire about Christian life
        • @mattcl - Matt brings the heat and spills the tea when it comes to defending Christian faith
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Parent Resources

Parent Resources

  • Monthly Newsletter: learn what's going on in First Melissa Students this month.
  • Social Media: follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @firstmelissastudents. 
  • Our Minister to Students: Tyler Normand is here for you - (972) 838-2277 x105 or . Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 am-4 pm. 

Baptism

Baptism is a symbolic portrayal of us burying our old selves and being raised to new life in Christ. Just as little children can come to a saving knowledge of Jesus, they can also understand baptism. What would a child understand from reading the story of the baptism of Jesus? Luke 3:22 tells us that Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. The Holy Spirit descended upon Him “in bodily form like a dove,” and a voice came from heaven saying, “This is my Son with whom I am well pleased.” A child can understand from this story that God was pleased with the baptism of Jesus and make the decision that they want to do the same.  

We explain to children that baptism is an opportunity to express to others the faith they have placed in Jesus and that it is a symbol of that faith but not a requirement for salvation.

Just as each child as unique, each time a person comes to faith in Jesus is unique. If a child can communicate the simple truths about salvation and baptism, then we praise God for His work in their young lives. First Melissa does not set a pre-determined age to which a child can be baptized because we do not presume to tell God at what age He can begin His work in the hearts of his children.

Student Baptism

Serve

There are so many ways you can use your giftedness to make a difference in our church! From helping guests find their way on our campus to sharing about Jesus with our littlest worshipers, to discipling kids and students, serving others through prayer and support ministries – even behind the scenes on our production team – you are valued and needed in the body of Christ.

Tell us how you’d like to regularly serve at church below and we will connect with you.

Interest in Serving

Events