Reasons to be a First Priority leader include:

  1. Sharing the HOPE and truth of Jesus with friends at school
  2. Developing your leadership and public speaking skills
  3. Working with and serve other students
  4. Mentoring younger students to become leaders
  5. Including your leadership position on college and employment applications
  6. Working with First Priority students from other schools

 

The requirements of a First Priority leader:

  1. A follower of Jesus and a faithful member of a local church/youth group
  2. Others’ minded and service oriented
  3. A team builder and inclusive
  4. Faithful and reliable
  5. A leader interested in seeing others reach their potential in Christ
  6. Able to attend and lead the weekly meetings
  7. Able to work with Administrators in a God-honoring way

REVIVE Student Training

All middle and high school students are invited to one of the annual REVIVE training- youth pastors/leaders and teachers are also invited. Click the image to register for one of the training events. 

 

First Priority Watch Party

You are invited to the Leadership Live: Improving Faith Based Leadership event on August 3, 2021 from 7pm-8pm EST via Facebook Live- First Priority of Tampa. The simulcasted training will feature five of the best Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) in the country who are Christians and actively involved in their churches. Students will gain valuable information on leadership, communication, and the value of community (please be aware that the Facebook page is Tampa-not Tampa Bay). 

How to launch your club (2021-2022):

  1. Confirm faculty member is available to host meetings
  2. Confirm meeting day, time and location (for each lunch period, if applicable)
  3. If needed, provide the administration with  Letter of Intent to Meet
  4. Set a date for the first meeting
  5. Notify First Priority with meeting information (can be done on the website, app or by email)
  6. Meet with student leaders to plan the first EPIC cycle; have all resources needed
  7. Use the first meeting to train students on the purpose of First Priority
  8. Request help from First Priority as needed Contact US

Understanding the Equal Access Act:

These resources help students to understand their rights for meeting on campus, regardless of the meeting’s content (religious, political or otherwise):

  1. Understanding the First Amendment (109 downloads)
  2. Understanding the Equal Access Act (105 downloads)
  3. Bill of Rights for Students (98 downloads)
  4. Religious rights on school campuses (97 downloads)

Apologetics for students:

Want tips on how to defend your faith? Click here: http://www.bethinking.org/apologetics

To find incredible videos that answer questions about Christianity: The John 10:10 Project

Questions and answers for students:

Have questions about you rights? Click here: Questions and answers for students (95 downloads)

Do student-led clubs/groups have the right to put parameters on who is able to lead? Yes. Click here to read the Supreme Court decision: https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-2nd-circuit/1265184.html

Tips for sharing the gospel:

At Dare 2 Share, they train teens how to share their faith because a lot of teens and adults know how to bring up the gospel, but don’t always know how to share the gospel. Sometimes the gospel is hindered because of fear or uncertainty. The goal at Dare 2 Share to help every teen and youth leader feel comfortable to fearlessly share the gospel with their friends, family, students and peers.

Dare 2 Share: Learn how to share the gospel with a practical, 4-minute crash course

The Bible Project is full of incredible short videos of visual explanations that show how the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus.

The Bible Project

HOPE cycle lessons and resources (2022-2022):

Response Cards for Invite Week: Student Response Cards

Lessons for the fall will be posted in August 2021

 

Get In Touch

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 10731
Tampa, Fl 33679

Office Address

97 W. Biscayne Ave
Tampa, FL 33606

Email

info@firstprioritytampa.org