Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry at GFBC is focused on students who are in 7th-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 main goal is building 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 (No Sunday School April 16th-9:30am Easter Brunch instead) and Tuesdays  from 6:30pm-8:30pm for Youth Group (No Youth Group March 28th-Spring Break) at Gladstone First Baptist Church!  Download a Youth release form


Click on April-May 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:  June-August 2016 September-October 2016 November 2016-January 2017 February-March 2017

Contact Information:
Youth Pastor-Michael Calquhoun
503-654-7728 Office
971-271-2345 Cell

Upcoming Events (Click images to see full-size or to print)

April-May 2017

THIS COMING TUESDAY, March 28th there is no regularly scheduled Youth Group during Spring Break.  Enjoy time with your family or get together with friends instead!

Tuesday, March 28th 9am-4pm 7th & 8th Grade “Day Retreat”  The cost for this event is $15 and will cover fun at Bullwinkle’s and lunch!  Students will need their 2016/17 release form on file and the postcard signed.  *EVERYONE-there is no Youth Group Tue. March 28th during Spring Break.

Middle School Day Retreat March 28 2017

Tuesday, April 11th 6:30-8:30pm 7th-12th Grade Youth/Prime Timer’s “Dinner, Dessert, Games, and Prayer!”  Students, please bring a dessert item each/per family.  The Prime Timer’s group will bring dinner.  Come join in this evening of fun as we get to know each other!

Primetimers DinnerApril 2017

Wednesday, April 19th 7-8:30pm @ Imago Dei Community Church 7th-12th Grade Youth “A Kingdom Call-Hope For Multi Ethnic Unity & Healing.”  WE WILL NOT BE GOING TO THIS EVENING AS A GROUP, but endorse this event and are encouraging students to go with other students, by themselves, or with their parent(s).

A Kingdom Call Night 4.19.17

Friday-Sunday, April 21st-23rd GFBC Men’s Retreat @ Camp Tadmor!  Young men are encouraged to come!


*Fliers for upcoming events and calendars will be passed out at Youth Group and are available on Sunday mornings.


If you are interested serving with the Heavenly Grounds Coffee Shop, please sign-up here on the 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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