Youth Programs

Youth ministry is a vital part of First Presbyterian Church of Dutch Neck. The fundamental goal of Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Dutch Neck is to bring our students into an intimate relationship with God.

We pray that students will come to know the passionate love of Christ and will desire to follow Christ’s example of service and ministry. We believe it is our call to equip teens to share this unique love with all of God’s people. We desire to prepare our students to be faithful and devoted followers of Christ, leaders of the Church, and advocates of justice and peace in our society and world. We aim to develop mature disciples of Christ who hunger for the Word of God and who share this Good News not only by their mouths but by their lifestyles, their thoughts, and their faithfulness, so that all whom they encounter may see and know Christ through them.

There are three major programs in the DNPC Youth Program: Youth Council, Friday “Fun Nights,” and the Homework Program.

DNPC Youth Council

The DNPC Youth Council meets several Sunday nights every month. At 5:30pm we get together and cook dinner, have a little fun, and plan upcoming youth events and activities. This is where all the great decisions for our youth program are made, so if you want to be inolved, make sure to be here!

Homework Program

Every Wednesday night, we open up the youth room for students in the church and local community to have a safe, comfortable and quiet place to come work on school work away from parental pressures, meddling siblings, or any of the other distractions that can come up at home. (Also, snacks and dinner.) Volunteers will also be available to help the youth with particularly difficult work, and the Youth Minster will be available to help older youth with college prep work, applications, essays, and things of that nature. We need lots of volunteers, and we’re hoping to see lots of youth take advantage of this program too! Watch the website, FB group and twitter for timing and updates as this program gets ready to start!

Friday Fun Nights

Two or three times per month, we have “Friday Fun Nights,” where we open up the youth room for food, fun, and games. So far we’ve had bowling nights, Mario Kart tournaments, and even a lie-action game of “Clue.” People of all ages are welcome, from 0 years to 150 years old. (NOTE: If you are more than 150 years old, please come anyways, because we would love to meet you!) Other events, such as board game nights, fun trips, and other things, will happen in the future, so if you miss one, make sure you make the next. Join us for some really fun evenings!


If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 609.799.0712, or email the Youth Minister at You can also check us out on Facebook at “Dutch Neck Presbyterian Youth,” or follow us on twitter @DNPCYouth. We hope that you will make Dutch Neck home!


Upcoming Youth Events (More added regularly, so keep checking back!)

Wednesday, 4/12

No Homework Program, because Easter Week. Spend time with your families, or with God. Or both!

Wednesday, 4/19

Homework Program resumes! We’re looking for volunteers to teach us to cook something interesting while we work on homework!

Sunday, 4/23

FINAL DEADLINE FOR MISSION TRIP SIGNUP! If you want to go on the 2017 Intergenerational Summer Mission Trip, this is the last day to sign up. You can find the full details and sign-up sheet here: DNPC 2017 Intergenerational Summer Mission Trip.



Check out some photos from our most recent outings here:

11/6/2016 Youth/Adult Education Guest Speaker


Potato Harvesting


Media-Release-form (PDF)