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Youth

Youth

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Welcome to the Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church, we are glad you are here!  We are a welcoming, loving, and fun place to serve others and learn more about Jesus!  We have so much going on and we would love to have you join us. Please know that everyone is invited.  We hope that you will join us for a Bible study, retreat, service project, youth group event, or any of the other great things that are going on right now.

For up-to-date information, please visit our social media pages.

Questions?  Contact: Kyle Bowden, kyleb@fpcsat.org, Kerri Napoli, kerrin@fpcsat.org, or Preston Miller, prestonm@fpcsat.org
Instagram: fpcsayouth
Facebook: First Presbyterian San Antonio Youth


 

Kyle Bowden : Ministry Director to Youth and Their Families

Kyle Bowden

Ministry Director to Youth and Their Families

Kyle was born in San Antonio and grew up in the hill country of south Texas. He was raised in the church and there developed a deep love for the word and learning. During the summers he would serve at local summer camps where he would first experience the joy of serving others. After high school he attended a Torchbearers Bible School for a brief time but found his true mission in the “normal workplace”. Kyle worked in the property restoration industry for nearly a decade learning how to minister there. All the while he never stopped serving in a ministry context. During his time in the property restoration business he was a leader with Young Life. Through Young Life he learned the power of incarnational ministry and the value of faithful/long haul relationships. During this time he also worked part time as the youth pastor at Presbyterian church in San Antonio.

Kyle has always lived with one foot in the “real world” and one in the ministry. He feels a strong call to chase after students and share with them the sweet relief of the gospel and the tremendous purpose God has for each of them.

You can find Kyle around the city sipping a cappuccino at a coffee, shooting one of his film cameras on the streets, or running through neighborhoods training for his next race.

Email: kyleb@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-226-0215 ext 292
Kerri Napoli : Assistant Director to Youth and Their Families

Kerri Napoli

Assistant Director to Youth and Their Families

Kerri is a native to Northern New Jersey, but moved to Holland, Michigan, to attend Hope College where she earned a Bachelors degree in Religion with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University. She began her career in children’s and family ministry in Colorado, but being a military spouse took her to various locations to live and work, and the Lord called her to serve in higher education. At a Christian university Kerri served as academic and career counselors and director of graduate admissions. She has a passion for working with students of all ages and helping them to discover the Lord’s beautiful creation in them and how they may be called to serve in their communities. Kerri married Drew in 2010 and have three awesome boys. Together they enjoy discovering new foods and restaurants, movie nights, and tossing around the football.

Email: kerrin@fpcsat.org
Phone:
Preston Miller : Interim Youth Associate

Preston Miller

Interim Youth Associate

Email: prestonm@fpcsat.org
Phone: (210) 226-0215
Heather Beltrame : Administrative Assistant to Christian Education

Heather Beltrame

Administrative Assistant to Christian Education

Email: heatherb@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2721

FPC Annual Release Form 2022-2023

Youth Annual Release Form 2022-2023

Youth Classes – Sundays at 9:30 AM

Location: Student Center
Contact: Kyle Bowden, kyleb@fpcsat.org, Kerri Napoli, kerrin@fpcsat.org, or Preston Miller, prestonm@fpcsat.org

Middle School

Description: All 6th and 7th-grade students are invited to join our Sunday School class that applies our faith in real, practical ways. Come play games and learn about Jesus together in the Student Center!

Confirmation

Description: Any students in grade 8 and above are encouraged to begin the process of becoming a Covenant Partner by participating in Confirmation. Come learn what it means to be a Presbyterian Christian at FPC, as well as our faith heritage and how it applies to our lives today. Confirmation meets weekly.

High School

Description: Do you have a high school student looking for a community and weekly study of God’s word? Come join us each Sunday to discuss our faith and how it shapes our lives.


Youth Bible Studies

Sunday Evening

Middle School Small Group (6th-8th)

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Offsite
Contact: Kyle Bowden, kyleb@fpcsat.org, Kerri Napoli, kerrin@fpcsat.org, or Preston Miller, prestonm@fpcsat.org

Description: Do you know a 6th – 8th grade student looking for a Biblical community to grow in God’s Word? Join us Sunday nights for snacks, community, and Scripture.

High School Girls Small Group

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Offsite
Contact: Kerri Napoli, kerrin@fpcsat.org

Description: Do you know a 9th-12th grade girl looking for a Biblical community to grow in God’s Word? Join us on Sunday nights for snacks, community, and Scripture.


Wednesday Evening

High School Guys Small Group

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Off-Campus
Contact: Kyle Bowden, kyleb@fpcsat.org or Preston Miller, prestonm@fpcsat.org

Description: Do you know a 9th-12th grade guy looking for a Biblical community to grow in God’s word? Come join us each Wednesday for snacks and community as we read through Scripture together!


First Presbyterian Church is partnering with World Vision to help children in desperate need of resources and love.

The church is focusing on Malawi. The youth ministry is sponsoring a young boy named Matthews. We will be collecting money to support him each Sunday morning. We will also be writing him cards and emails, as well as praying for him continually. We would love for you to partner with us in any way you want.

Please contact Kyle Bowden, kyleb@fpcsat.org, Kerri Napoli, kerrin@fpcsat.org, or Preston Miller, prestonm@fpcsat.org for information on making donations or personally sponsoring a child through World Vision.

Youth Events

For All Youth Events – Contact: Kyle Bowden, kyleb@fpcsat.org, Kerri Napoli, kerrin@fpcsat.org, or Preston Miller, prestonm@fpcsat.org


Middle School Youth Spy-Themed 7-11

Friday, May 17 | 7 – 11 PM | FPC Student Center

Calling all agents in 5th grade and middle school! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join us for a top-secret 7-11 event on May 17th! Get ready to don your spy gear, devour some pizza, decode an intriguing message, and engage in brain-busting games! The ultimate undercover adventure awaits. Will you crack the case?


Youth June Mission Day

Wednesday, June 12 | 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM 

Hey Youth! Get ready to make a difference and show some love for our city! Stay tuned for more details coming soon. Keep an eye on the weekly email for updates.


Youth! Volunteer at Vacation Bible School

Monday – Friday | June 17- 21 | 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM 

Volunteer with VBS

Dive into an ocean of fun and faith at this year’s Scuba-Themed Vacation Bible School! Middle School and High School students, we need YOU to make a splash as volunteers! Whether you’re leading exciting activities in Recreation, creating underwater masterpieces in Crafts, or guiding young explorers as a Shepherd, there’s a spot for you on our VBS crew. Join us and let’s make waves together!

VBS Youth Volunteer Appreciation Events:

  • Tuesday, June 18 –  Youth Volunteer Lunch – 12:30 PM, location TBD, van traveling from the church after VBS and parents pickup from lunch location.
  • Thursday, June 20 – Youth Volunteer Bowling – 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Bowlero (13307 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216), van traveling from the church after VBS and parents pickup from lunch location.

High School Youth San Volleyball

Thursday, June 27 | 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM | CBC Emmit Park San Volleyball Courts (SW 27th St, San Antonio, TX 78207)

Hey High Schoolers! Ready to dive into some fun? Join us at CBC for sand volleyball and feel the thrill of summer under your toes! Grab your friends, hit the sand, and let’s spike up some great times together. Don’t miss out!


Youth July Mission Day

Wednesday, July 10 | 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM 

Hey Youth! Get ready to make a difference and show some love for our city! Stay tuned for more details coming soon. Keep an eye on the weekly email for updates.


Pray for the High School Youth Mission Trip To Mexico

July 13 – 20 

Please join us in prayer for our high school students serving with The Yucatan Peninsula Mission (YPM) and Armor Ministries in Quintana Roo, Leona Vicario, Mexico. May they be blessed with strength, compassion, and safety as they share love and make a difference in the community. May their efforts bring hope and transformation to all they encounter.


Middle School Youth at Armadillo Boulders

Thursday, July 25 | 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM | Armadillo Boulders (1119 Camden St, San Antonio, TX 78215)

Hey, incoming 6th graders and middle schoolers! Get ready for a rockin’ adventure at Armadillo Boulders! Whether you’re scaling walls or cheering from the sidelines, you’ll need to sign a liability waiver to join the fun. Fill out your waiver form HERE. We’ll kick things off with check-in, followed by a quick bouldering orientation covering rules, safety tips, downclimbing, proper falling techniques, and how to navigate the grading system. Once that’s done, it’s time to climb to new heights!


High School Youth River Tubing

Thursday, August 1 | 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM | Off Campus (TBD)

Hey High Schoolers! Get ready to chill and thrill—you’re invited to join us for an epic river tubing trip! Stay tuned for details, coming your way soon. Make sure to mark your calendars and prepare for a day of fun in the sun!


Middle School Youth at Andretti’s

Thursday, August 8 | 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM | Andretti Indoor Karting & Games (5527 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249)

Hey Middle Schoolers! Buckle up for a thrilling day at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games! You’re invited to race go-karts and hang out with friends for an unforgettable adventure. Get ready to put the pedal to the metal and have a blast!


FPC Annual Release Form 2022-2023

Youth annual release form 2022-2023