Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry at GFBC is focused on students who are in 6th-12th grade.  Our staff is comprised 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 (not on Easter-April 21st, brunch instead) and Tuesdays  from 6:30pm-8:30pm for Youth Group (not on March 26th during Spring Break) at Gladstone First Baptist Church!  Download a Youth release form 

Click on November 2018-January 2019 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:  February-March 2018   April-May 2018   June-August 2018    September-October 2018

Contact Information:

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

Upcoming Events for 6th-12th grade youth  (Click on the Calendar Link above to print, or I can mail you a copy if you would like)

Updates and church-wide opportunities.  Youth event details are listed below along with links for fliers.

“Mission Connexion” at Rolling Hills Community Church-January 18th and 19th.  Register for this free event at

“AWANA Grand Prix” at GFBC-Saturday, March 9th (8am car check-in).


We are in desperate need for youth to serve in the coffee shop who have been trained.  If you have not been trained and would like to serve, please talk to Pastor Michael or Lynae Calquhoun.  Sign-up here to serve:

All 6th-12th Grade Youth “Dinner at Youth Group” Tuesday, January 22nd 6:30pm.  Please bring a dessert!  Here’s the flier: Dinner at Youth Group Tuesday Jan. 22 2019

High School “4th Sunday Hangout Time” Sunday, January 27th, 2019 6-8:30pm at the Calquhoun’s.  Please bring a snack and a favorite game…and invite your friends who are in High School!  Here’s the flier: High School 4th Sunday January 27 2019 6-830pm

6th-12th Grade Youth “Game Night” Sunday, February 24th 6-8:30pm at GFBC in the Chapel.  Please bring your favorite game and a snack to share.  We’ll provide Italian Sodas!

*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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