Serving Students from 5th through 12th grade

First Reformed Church offers a thriving youth program, led by Youth Pastor Jeff Watson. He can be reached at 616-250-7148 or

There is something for each age group to participate in:

5th and 6th grade students (“Collision”) meet once a month, on Sunday, for lunch, fun activities, and learning about stories from the Bible for their life. They also spend each Sunday during Sunday School (11-11:45 AM) diving into the Bible.

Each Sunday, Middle and high school students meet in the youth lounge and gym, and participate in weekly Sunday School activities during the school year (11:00-11:45 AM). Biblical lessons are presented in relevant, engaging, and interesting ways. Donuts are always provided!

Wednesday evenings junior high students (“Elevate”) meet for a time of fun, fellowship and learning from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

On Sunday evenings, starting at 6:15 PM, the gym is full of high school students (“Verge”)  learning more about the Bible. Pizza is served and praise and worship is always awesome. High school youth group concludes at 8:00 PM.

College scholarship forms are available now for those college students that are members of First Reformed Church and going to college in Fall 2020.  They are due in the office no later than Friday, April 10 at noon.  Click here to print a form:  Scholarship Application 2020

Collision/5th & 6th graders

During the school year, 5th & 6th grade students meet from Noon to 1:30 PM, once a month, and enjoy lunch, games, and fellowship in the First Reformed Church gym.

Elevate/7th & 8th grade

Meets Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 8:00 PM (during the school year) in the Youth Lounge. Snacks provided.

Verge (Youth Group) / 9th – 12th grade

Meets every Sunday (during the school year) from 6:15 – 8:00 PM in the youth lounge. Praise and worship songs start out the gathering followed by a relevant discussion on current events with Biblical insights. Always well-attended and a night not to miss. Pizza provided.


Grandville High School Young Life

Grandville Young Life meets at 7:27 PM, every Monday, throughout the school year, alternating between meeting in family’s homes in Grandville and at First Reformed Church gym.

At Young Life, we believe that kids deserve a life to the fullest. Because we understand that life is hard, we want to walk with them. We want to share in their hopes, dreams, fun, tough times, and much more. At weekly “clubs” we enjoy just spending time together! We hope that we can build relationships and enjoy walking through life together.

Join us every Monday for an hour well worth your time! Questions? Contact Young Life Church Partner, Jeff Watson: