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 (Serving at the Oregon Food Bank instead on March 20th-see details below, and not on March 27th during Spring Break) 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 March 4th.

Click on February-March 2018 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 2017 April-May 2017 June-August 2017 September-October 2017 November 2017-January 2018

Contact Information:

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

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

November 2017-January 2018February 2018March 2018

“AWANA Grand Prix”  THIS Saturday, February 24th at GFBC-8am car check-in begins, 9am the races start  Come and join in this fun time of food and races!


All Youth “Game Night” THIS Sunday, February 25th 6-8:30pm at the Calquhoun’s (13865 Melinda St. Oregon City, OR 97045).  Please bring $2*, a game, and a snack to share.  *Bring a 6th-12th grade guest and you’re both free.  We’ll be playing games, spending time with friends and Youth Staff, and making Italian sodas!

All Youth Game Night at Calquhouns 2-25-18


All Youth “Progressive Dinner” Sunday, March 18th 5:30-8:30pm.  Meet at the church (6125 Caldwell Rd. Gladstone OR, 97027).  Sign-Up by Tuesday, March 13th and be sure your Youth release form is on file and that you have turned in the tear-off portion from the flier.  We’ll drive to a couple of different homes of church members for appetizers and dinner, then will be back to the church by 8pm where everyone is welcome to join us for dessert!

All Youth Progressive Dinner 3-18-18

All Youth “Serving at the Oregon Food Bank” Tuesday, March 20th 4:45-9pm.  Meet at the church (6125 Caldwell Rd. Gladstone OR 97027).  Sign-Up by Tuesday, March 13th and be sure your Youth release form is on file, the Oregon Food Bank Youth Volunteer Consent and Photo Release Form, and that you have turned in the tear-off portion from the flier.  Only those who sign-up by the 13th and have their forms in will be able to serve.  *Be sure to bring a sack dinner, wear close-toed shoes, dress in layers, and no tank tops.  

Food Bank Serving Night March 20 2018

Girls (6th-12th grade) Bible Study began Thursday, September 14th from 3:30-5:30pm at Lisa Howard’s house (meets every Thursday-Not march 29th during Spring Break).  Contact Lisa or the church office if you need her address.

All Parents with children of any age! You’re invited to an “Adult Faith Development Parenting Class” happening Sundays 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 pick up a book and class schedule!

Age Of Opportunity Class Dec, 10 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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