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Phone: (719) 884-6100


Mailing Address: 219 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Route 56 and I-78: Fifth through Eighth Grade Ministry

We’re here to engage fifth through eighth graders in a live-giving faith and to connect you with peers who are on the same faith journey. We teach the Bible in a relevant way and connect you with caring adults who can encourage you in your faith and guide you through life’s challenges.



Incoming 6th graders to outgoing 9th graders will head to Gunnison, CO, June 24-29. The week includes so many great skits, worship music, speakers and the majestic beauty of the Colorado Mountains. Middle school students from across the US will gather together on the campus of Western State Colorado University to grow in Jesus together. 

The cost of this camp is $499, scholarships are available. A $150 non-refundable down payment is due at the time of registration, with the balance due before we leave for camp. Just ask any student that went last year—they will tell you this camp is not to be missed.


If you have any questions about camps please don’t hesitate to contact our Student Ministries office at 719-884-6220


Serving Springs is for income 5th graders to outgoing 9th graders to have a week of impact, fellowship, fun and service. The students are a vital part of VBS, leading younger kids to know Jesus better. After VBS finishes each morning, we fill the rest of the day with food, fun and service to various mission partners around the City. Come find out how amazing it can be to pour yourself out on behalf of others. The cost of serving springs this year is $100.00, please bring your own lunch Monday - Thursday. The cost of the trip will include a t-shirt, lunch and activity on Friday afternoon, and supplies for ministry partnerships. If you have any questions please contact Allen Hunter at  or Elizabeth Roth at .




Regular Route 56 and I-78 Gatherings

We meet in the Weber Street Center, across Weber Street from the main First Pres building.

Sunday Mornings from 10:05 to 10:50 a.m. Leaders will be in the Weber Street lobby beginning at 9:45 to greet students. Feel free to leave at 10:50 if you're attending 11:00 a.m. Worship. 

Wednesday nights from 6:15 to 8 p.m starting again on January 10, 2018.

Do I need to sign up?

The first time you attend, we’ll ask you to fill out a short information card and a leader will give you a phone call a few days later. After that, you can simply sign in on the computers at Weber Street Center. 

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