Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry at GFBC is focused on students who are in 6th-12th grade.  Our staff is made up of myself, my wife, and other volunteer leaders approved by church leadership.  It is my desire as the Youth Pastor to see life-changing growth in our students and their families.  I believe this happens through providing an atmosphere where Christ is our primary example, where we learn and grow together.  Our goal is to build Christ centered relationships with youth and their families, accepting them where they are, serving them with love, and encouraging them to walk with Jesus!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Youth Pastor, Michael Calquhoun

We meet Sundays from 9:00am-10:00am for Sunday School  and Tuesdays  from 6:30pm-8:30pm for Youth Group (We will be meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27th instead of Tuesday the 26th as we will gather with other Youth Group after See You At The Pole.  None Nov. 21, or Dec. 19 or 26). at Gladstone First Baptist Church!  Download a Youth release form *See details below the upcoming events for a weekly girls Bible study (Thursdays 3:30-5:30) and a class for parents on Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:00am through December 3rd.

Click on September-October 2017 to see our current youth calendar!  Check out our Facebook Page ”GFBC Youth” to see pictures and other updates!  You can also follow us on Instagram @ “gfbc_youth”

See what took place in previous months:   November 2016-January 2017 February-March 2017 April-May 2017 June-August 2017

Contact Information:
Youth Pastor-Michael Calquhoun
503-654-7728 Office
971-271-2345 Cell
*Sunday, October 1 6:00pm is the CBNW Mapping Report-contact the church office at 503-654-7728 if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events for 6th-12th grade youth  (Click images to see full-size or to print)

September-October 2017


All Middle School and High School “Fall Kick-Off Night” at Youth Group THIS Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:30-8:30pm at GFBC.  Come for a time of prizes, fun, and snacks!  Remember to invite your friends!

Fall Kick Off Night 2017


High School “4th Sunday Hangout Time” Sunday, September 24, 2017 6-8:30pm at the Burlingame/Gifford Home 155 E Dartmouth St. Gladstone.

High School 4th Sunday Sept. 24 2017


***”See You at The Pole”  -Pray at your school’s flagpole an hour before school starts on Wednesday, September 27th!  This is a time of prayer that takes place across the globe at schools!***

All Youth “Gathering With Other Youth Groups” Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:30-8:30pm (*note this is instead of regular Tuesday Youth Group on the 26th).  We will meet at GFBC and drive in the church vans to Good Roots Community Church!  Students riding with us in church vans will need a Youth release form on file for the 2017/2018 school year.

See You At The Pole Wednesday Sept. 27 2017

High School Juniors & Seniors (2017/18 school year) ”Frontier Focus College Preview Weekend” September 28-30, 2017.  See the details on the flier below.  The deadline to register has passed.  Please be praying for the two students and two leaders who will be attending!

Frontier Focus Sept. 28-30 2017

High School “4th Sunday Hangout Time” Sunday, October 22, 2017 6-8:30pm at the Calquhoun’s new house (address on flier)!  Please bring a game and a snack to share…we’ll provide beverage options!

High School 4th Sunday Oct. 22 2017

EVERYONE is invited to a “Youth Group Open House” Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm at GFBC.  Come and enjoy this evening together, meet the youth staff, and hear about the Youth Ministry!  Please bring your favorite ice cream topping!

Youth Group Open House Tue. Oct. 24 630-830

“Fall Family Festival” Friday, October 27th, 2017 from 6:00-8:30pm at GFBC.  A fun time to celebrate the fall season with games, prizes, candy, food, and entertainment!  *Youth will be serving with setup, running the games, and cleanup from 5-9pm.

Middle School “Growth Getaway Retreat” November 3rd-5th, 2017 at Camp Tadmor.  We will leave at 3:30pm on Friday and return at 3:30pm on Sunday.  The cost is $60 and is due by Tuesday, October 17th.

Middle School Growth Getaway Nov. 3-5 2017

All Youth “Winter Jam Concert” Friday, November 17th, 2017 at the Moda Center-leaving GFBC at 4:30pm and returning around 11:30pm.  The cost is $15 and will be due on Tuesday, November 14th.

All Church “Family Forum Lunch and High School Winter Youth Dessert Auction Fundraiser” Sunday, November 19th 12pm.  Come for lunch and and an entertaining time of bidding on desserts to help send High School students to their Winter Youth Conference December 27th-30th.  Each student attending Winter Youth will make a nice home-made dessert and will contribute their own $50 deposit by Tuesday, November 14th.

Girls (6th-12th grade) Bible Study began Thursday, September 14th from 3:30-5:30pm at Lisa Howard’s house (meets every Thursday, except for September 28th).  Contact Lisa or the church office if you need her address.  You will be going through the book “Knowing & Loving The Bible” by Catherine Martin.

All Parents with children of any age! You’re invited to an “Adult Faith Development Parenting Class” that began Sunday, September 17th at 9am. We are going through the book The Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp along with a time of prayer, sharing, and dialogue together in the challenging task of parenting. See the flier and please invite other parents who might enjoy connecting and being equipped in this important area!  Copies of the flier are available at the info. booth if you would like to take some to invite friends, neighbors, co-workers, parents you know from your kids’ sports and extracurricular activities etc.  Please contact Pastor Michael if you have any questions!  It’s not too late to join us this next week as you can jump in at any point.  Come by the church office to pickup a book and class schedule!

Age Of Opportunity Class Sept. 2017

*Fliers for upcoming events will be passed out at Youth Group and in Sunday School, are available at the info. booth, and will be uploaded above with the details for each event when they are made.  Pastor Michael will also email them to parents and youth who are on his email group list.  Please let him know at if you don’t receive regular email updates and reminders and he will add you!

If you are interested serving with the Heavenly Grounds Coffee Shop, please sign-up here if you’ve been trained: Those who completed the training and have not yet served will need to schedule 2-3 weeks in a row to get the hang of things!  You can also click on the schedule link above to be reminded of when you signed up to serve.  All who serve need to be here at 8:15am on their scheduled mornings!


Core Values

  • Inspire worship of God in every aspect of life. (God-Centered)
  • Teach God’s Word and make disciples who will make disciples. (Bible)
  • Build relationships by living life together/being present. (Community)
  • Challenge students to mature in their faith and become more like Christ. (Life-Change)
  • Equipping students for ministry and having a heart for the lost. (Mission)

See the GFBC Youth Ministry Vision for our plan to live out these Core Values.

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