First Priority student-led groups meet weekly on middle and high school campuses.

First Priority of Tampa Bay (FPTB) is a locally operated, independent nonprofit that launched in Tampa in 2009 as a covenant community of First Priority of America. FPTB provides meeting resources and training to middle and high school students who want to lead a First Priority Christian campus club in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk Counties . 

As an equipping organization, here is what we provide to students:

  1. Training to launch and run a First Priority campus group/club
  2. Guidance and support for navigating the First Amendment right to gather on campus
  3. Meeting resources to ensure that groups are successful and sustainable
  4. Ongoing training to equip students to be strong, confidant, and effective leaders

The H.O.P.E Strategy:                                          

All First Priority campus meetings follow a 4 week H.O.P.E. cycle, which is repeated throughout the school year for approximately 10 cycles.  This is a proven strategy for connecting students to the Bible and a local church:

Week 1 is Help Week: Students seeking God
Week 2 is Overcome Week: Students overcoming obstacles in their lives and their fear of sharing God
Week 3 is Prepare Week: Students understanding the significance of their faith story and how to share it with others
Week 4 is Engage Week: Students sharing their faith stories and the Gospel message

All students are invited to meetings/activities, no matter their faith or background. First Priority is not a Bible study, youth group or discipleship program, and not intended to replace church. In the meetings, Christian students share the Word of God (Bible), their faith stories, and the good news of Jesus. 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

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