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 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 (No Sunday School August 13th-Family Camp or August 20th-Church Has Left The Building) and Tuesdays  from 6:30pm-8:30pm for Youth Group (NO Youth Group July 25th-7pm Soccer Camp Training.  There’s also no Youth Group August 1st during Soccer Camp and August 8th which is the week of Family Camp) at Gladstone First Baptist Church!  Download a Youth release form

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

June-August 2017

***No Youth Group Tuesday, July 25th (7pm Soccer Camp Training instead), August 1st (during Soccer Camp), and August 8th (during Family Camp).***

Soccer Camp Workers Mandatory Meeting/Training Tuesday, July 25th 7pm.  This is mandatory for anyone serving with Soccer Camp July 31st-August 4th 5:30-8:30pm and dinner beforehand for workers.  Camp preparation and kit assembly will be Friday, July 28th at 3pm, with a time of passing out fliers again at 6pm.  A Church Cleanup Day to spruce up the grounds is scheduled for Saturday, July 29th from 9am-11am.  For youth who serve the week of soccer camp we will be going to the Beaverton Pietro’s on Thursday, August 3rd from 10:30am-3:30pm.  The flier to sign for this will be given out during soccer camp and each youth attending will need the Youth release form.

All 7th-12th Grade Youth ”Pool Party” Sunday, July 30th 12:45pm-4pm at Jack and Kathy Fox’s house.  We will be eating lunch together at the church after a combined English and Spanish Worship Service and then we’ll ride to the Fox’s home in the church vans.  Bring your Youth release form if you don’t have a current one on file, the tear-off portion from the flier (below), towel, modest swimming suit, and sunscreen.

All Youth Pool Party July 30 2017

“Church Has Left the Building” Sunday, August 20th 8am At Gladstone High SchoolWe will gather together with other Gladstone churches for a time of worship and then will head to various areas to serve in our community!  Please make sure you sign up as a family or with your friends to serve in a specific area (link emailed, or contact Pastor Michael).  There is NO Sunday School this morning, but we will have an 11am worship service followed by lunch.

All 7th-12th Grade Youth ”Serving at the Oregon Food Bank” Tuesday, August 22nd 4:45-9pm.  Bring a sack dinner to eat on the way, have your Youth release form on file, the Oregon Food Bank Youth Consent & Photo Release signed, as well as the tear-off portion from the GFBC flier (picture below).  You must be signed-up by Tuesday, August 15th.

Food Bank Serving August 22 2017

High School “Hang Out” at the Megrath’s Sunday, August 27th 6-8:30pm.  Bring a friend and your favorite game!  We won’t be providing transportation from the church for this.  Their address will be emailed out, but you can contact Pastor Michael if you need it.

Youth & Family BBQ and Pool Party at the Gallaway/Calquhoun home Tuesday, August 29th 6:30-8:30pmWe’ll provide all the food!  Come with a modest swimsuit, towel, lawn chair, and sunscreen!  *Flier with address will be uploaded here and emailed out at lease a couple of weeks before.

High School Juniors & Seniors (2017/18 school year) “Frontier Focus College Preview Weekend” September 28-30, 2017.  See the details on the flier and note that you need to be signed up with your $150 in by Tuesday, August 29th.

Frontier Focus Sept. 28-30 2017

*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 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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