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Students on mission over Spring Break

Several of our First Priority leaders were on mission with us to the Dominican over Spring Break. It was a life changing experience for everyone. Please click here to read more:  Ministry Report March 2017

REVIVE student training date has been scheduled…

Please save the date for the REVIVE student training: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 from 11am-1pm (venue to be announced soon).

All middle/high school students and youth leaders are invited to this free event.

What to expect?

  • Students will learn how to start or re-launch a First Priority club/group  
  • Students sharing their testimonies
  • Student led workshops
  • Awesome worship band
  • lunch

 

 

 

National Day of Prayer

Join the body  of Christ for the National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

7pm

Steinbrenner Field (gates open at 6pm)

Steps of City Hall: 24/7 Bible reading on April 29th, 6pm until May 4th, 11am

Prayer Rally in Lykes Gaslight Park: May 4th 11:30am-1pm

First Priority community provides for a family

Thank you to all the First Priority friends who helped us provide for a family in need this Christmas. We are grateful for the opportunity to reflect Christ’s love and compassion to families in our community.

How to Start a First Priority Group on Your School’s Campus

The following steps provide a guide for students who would like to establish a First Priority club or group on their middle or high school campuses. If the group meets on “club day” during instructional time, then it is considered a club and will follow the guidelines of the Equal Access Act. If the group meets on a non-club day and during non-instructional time, then it is considered a “group” which is afforded First Amendment rights to gather.

□ Step 1: Obtain Information
Review the First Priority website; contact First Priority for more information about starting a club or group  infofirstpriority@gmail.com

□ Step 2: Recruit a Team
Recruit Christian friends from your youth group who would like to start a new group; pray for God to guide your group through the process of bringing the message of HOPE to your school.

□ Step 3: Find a Faculty Member
Find a faculty member who is willing to host meetings. If your group meets on “club day”, you may be required to have a faculty sponsor.

□ Step 4: Complete Formal Request
Turn in any necessary paper work to the school’s administration. Request a day and time for meetings. This may require help from the faculty member (these steps are only required if your group meets on “club day”).

□ Step 5: Schedule Training
Contact First Priority to request training infofirstpriority@gmail.com.

□ Step 7: Get Organized
 agree on how students will communicate (consider using the Remind or GroupMe app)
 equip students to facilitate the HOPE cycle
 set a date and time for meetings to begin
 invite friends and promote meetings
 keep a weekly log of attendance numbers

Have questions? email infofirstpriority@gmail.com

 

Order your First Priority t-shirt today!

Order your First Priority t-shirt today for only $12 which includes shipping and handling. The T-shirt is made of 100% cotton, color is as appears, and comes in several adult sizes. There are no graphics on the back of the t-shirt. Orders will only be shipped within the United States.

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“I’m Not Ashamed” movie release is October 21st

The movie I’m Not Ashamed is opening across the country on October 21st. The movie is based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999.

To see a clip, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxramalXx4o

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How to re-launch your group

Students, the following checklist will help you re-launch your group (additional steps may apply). Email us if you need resources or in-school training: infofirstpriority@gmail.com

Checklist for re-launch:

  • Confirm faculty member is willing to host meetings
  • Confirm meeting day, time and location (for each lunch period, if applicable)
  • If needed, provide the administration with Letter of Intent (click here): Letter of Intent
  • Set a date for the first meeting
  • Meet with student leaders to plan the first meeting and first H.O.P.E. cycle
  • Be sure all leaders have access to H.O.P.E resources
  • Request help from First Priority as needed

Checklist for first HELP WEEK:

  • Meeting room is confirmed and meeting has been advertised to students; resources are printed
  • A student opens and closes in prayer; a student leads the lesson; a student reports attendance
  • Students are invited back; student leaders are prepared for OVERCOME WEEK

*First Priority equips Christian students to run First Priority student groups on campus. All meetings are student-led and student-initiated, and follow the weekly HOPE model

Student Training

Request training today!

If you would like a First Priority representative to speak to your church’s youth group, please email us: infofirstpriority@gmail.com 

 

 

Volunteer Training…

We have many ways for volunteers to get involved in with First Priority. All active volunteers MUST attend training before they will be cleared to serve

The following training dates are for youth pastors/leaders who are currently serving with us or are interested in serving (not open to the general public). Please email us at infofirstpriority@gmail.com to sign up for  one of these training datesvolunteer now.

 

Date: September 8, 2016
Location: South Bay Church
13498 Us Hwy-301, 33578

To register for one of these dates, email: infofirstprioritytampa.org 

Click here to see the diagram for faith based organizations serving on campus: Diagram for serving on campus