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 (and Tuesdays  from 6:30pm-8:30pm for Youth Group (not on Nov. 20th the week of Thanksgiving, December 18th, 25th, or January 1st) at Gladstone First Baptist Church!  Download a Youth release form 

Click on  September-October 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:   November 2017-January 2018   February-March 2018   April-May 2018   June-August 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 the calendar, along with links for fliers.

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:



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.  Contact Lisa Howard or Pastor Michael if you have questions.

High School “4th Sunday Hangout Time” Sunday, October 28th 6:00-8:30pm at the Calquhoun’s house.  Bring a favorite game and a snack to share.  Invite your friends who are in High School!  Here’s the flier with all the details:  High School 4th Sunday October 28 2018 6-830pm

“Small Group Youth Group.” Tuesday, October 30th 6:30-8:30pm.  All youth will meet at the church like normal, but small group leaders will be planning something special for the evening.  You will need your Youth release form on file and the signed flier: Small Group Youth Group October 30, 2018

Middle School (6th-8th Grade) “Growth Getaway Retreat.”  November 2, 3:30pm Friday through November 4, 3:30pm Sunday.  See the flier for all the details Middle School Growth Getaway Nov. 2-4 2018 and remember that the sign-up deadline and $60 is due by Tuesday, October 9th.  Each student going also need to have an updated Youth release form on file for 2018-2019.

High School “Winter Youth Retreat.”  December 27th-30th (4pm Thursday-1:30pm Sunday).  See the flier for all the details and make note of the fundraisers.  The sign-up deadline and $50 non-refundable deposit is due by Tuesday, November 13th.  Flier: Winter Youth Dec 27- 30, 2018

*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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