OUR MISSION STATEMENT

We at Wildfire Youth Group aim to be a community of teens who are committed to growing through relationships with God and each other. 
 
A Wednesday Night Study
Back by popular demand, we will be studying the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis every Wednesday this semester! Join us after a great church supper and learn about the ways in which the devil tries to make us trip up on our walk with God.
 
 
A School Year Program
 
Every Sunday during the school year, we meet as a family to play, worship, learn, serve, and grow closer to God and each other. Through lessons, community service and outreach our youth (grades 6th-12th) are given the opportunity to not only see Jesus in an academic-like setting, but also in the world. They are able to witness people who have been called to serve God in the community on a monthly basis and they are able to just be real with each other. They are even able to kids! They have thirty minutes of play before we do anything–and we all play (adults included!). Sunday nights are a cellphone free zone which allows students a chance to disconnect from the stressors of life and be wholly present with their church family.
 
It’s a great time to come together in community.
 
 
PERMISSION FORMS
 
These permission slips are good for the year and allow the youth to participate in activities through FPJ. You can download the form here and turn it into Karissa. 
 
 
 
Contact our Youth Director Karissa: karissa.fleming@firstpresjoliet.org
 
Karissa is a woman of faith who lives her life by the mantra of “being who you needed as a teen.” She puts her heart into her work and makes it a personal mission to know each child and their family. 
 
She is playful and does not mind being silly if it guarantees a laugh. In the same breath, she has enough experience to know what’s what with teens. 
COMING UP:
JANUARY 3:All youth are invited to be locked into FPJ for a night of food, games, movies, and more! We’ll keep you up all night and bring in 2020 the right way–with a whole lot of fun!
 
 

JANUARY 12:

We have spent a whole semester learning about the characteristics of the Holy Spirit. Join us for the first of two review sessions to get caught up/remember all we’ve learned!
 
 

JANUARY 19:

The way the Bible talks about the Holy Spirit is important. Join us as we review the way in which God instructed us on the Holy Spirit.
 

JANUARY 26:

 
Children’s Pastor Bo is joining us on January 26 to share his story of how the Holy Spirit influenced his life!