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 (none August 12th during Family Camp or August 19th for Church Has Left The Building-meet 8am at Gladstone HS parking lot to serve) and Tuesdays  from 6:30pm-8:30pm for Youth Group (not during the month of June-See calendar for what’s going on instead, Tuesday, July 3rd or Tuesday, August 7th) at Gladstone First Baptist Church!  Download a Youth release form 

Click on  June-August 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:   September-October 2017 November 2017-January 2018 February-March 2018 April-May 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 as it’s on 11×17 paper)

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

***Soccer Camp: Monday-Friday, July 25th-29th 5:30-8:30pm (4:30pm dinner for those who are serving).  ***

***GFBC Family Camp at Ft. Stevens State Park: August 8th-12th (no Youth Group August 7th and no Sunday School August 12th).***

***Church Has Left the Building: 8:00am Sunday, August 19th at the Gladstone High School Parking Lot.  11:00am worship service at GFBC (No Sunday School).***


Girls (6th-12th grade) Bible Study meets at Lisa Howard’s house and is led by her on Thursday’s from 3:30-5:30pm (not June 28th during Soccer Camp, or on July 5th).  Contact Lisa Howard or Pastor Michael if you have questions.

“Summer of Service” for all 6th-12th graders!  Click here (Summer of Service) to fill out the short application and turn it in ASAP to become part of the team!  Here’s a description:  “This summer we are looking to meet the needs of those in our church and our community!  We will do this by giving up what we selfishly want to do and going and serving others as we hear of needs. Maybe it will be yard work, cleaning, cooking etc.?”

Soccer Camp Youth Workers ONLY “Trip to Pietro’s” Thursday, June 28th 10am-3pm.  Click the flier: Pietro’s For Youth Soccer Camp Workers Thur. June 28 2018 for all the details and to get a flier.  You will need this signed and turned in along with your 2018/19 Youth release form by Wednesday evening, June 27th.

All 6th-12th Grade Youth “Lunch, Swimming, and Zip-Lining” Sunday, July 15th 12-4:30pm at the home of Jack and Kathy Fox.  Click the flier: All 6th-12th Grade-Lunch, Swim, Zip Line at Fox’s 12-4 30 July 15th for all the details of what to bring and make sure you have your signed flier, and Youth release form on file before we leave.

Ages 14+ “Serving at the Oregon Food Bank” Tuesday, July 17th 12:30-6pm.  Be sure to be signed up by the deadline of Tuesday, July 10th and note there are only 7 student spots available.  Read the flier: Food Bank Serving Day July 17 2018 and have it signed, along with the Oregon Food Bank Release Form and Youth release form all turned in by the deadline.

All 6th-12th Grade Youth “Scavenger Hunt” Wednesday, July 25th 4:30-7:30pm.  Be sure to be signed up by the deadline of Tuesday, July 24th.  You will need your flier signed: All 6th-12th Grade Scavenger Hunt 4 30-7 30pm Wed. July 25th along with your Youth release form on file.


*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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