First Priority of Tampa Bay launched in 2009 in Tampa as a covenant community of First Priority of America which has been in operation for 26 years. As a locally managed organization, First Priority of Tampa Bay provides resources and training to First Priority student-led campus groups in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Training for students is provided through local church youth groups, and there are no fees associated with our groups. The optional resources are provided to students for free.
First Priority campus groups follow the guidelines of the Equal Access Act and the school districts. In order for a student group to use the First Priority name, students must utilize the H.O.P.E strategy which is a four week cycle repeated throughout the school year:
1) Help: Students seeking God
2) Overcome: Students providing motivation and inspiration to others
3) Prepare: Students understanding the significance of their faith story and how to share it with others
4) Engage: Students sharing the Gospel message
All students are invited and welcome to meetings/activities, no matter their faith or background. First Priority is not a Bible study, youth group or discipleship program; and is not intended to replace church. Meetings are a safe, friendly place for students to ask questions, seek community, and find support.Our mailing address: P.O. Box 10731 Tampa, Florida 33679 As a registered non-profit, First Priority of Tampa Bay is not affiliated with any church or denomination, and welcomes the opportunity to partner with local churches to support students.