First Norfolk Students


Our Location

312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502

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We believe that students can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our world TODAY!

1 Timothy 4:12 says, “Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”



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Student LIFEgroup

9 and 10:30 AM Sundays, 3rd Floor

We believe that the Bible has something to say to us today. Each week 6th-12th grade students gather together to discover God's plan for their life. As students come in they break into LIFEgroups by their grade. Each age group is led by adult Student Ministry leaders who are passionate about God and His power to guide us in life. You never know what will happen in LIFEgroup so don't miss it! Studies are presented in a relaxed atmosphere and coupled with church-wide worship services. Join us this Sunday! 

Please enter the building at the East entrance or from the lobby. A Red banner will indicate the student entrance.

Student LIFEgroup

Amos, Jonah, Hosea, and Micah

Current Teaching

We utilize "Explore the Bible" curriculum on Sunday mornings because we want students to do just that - explore The Bible! Our LIFEgroup time is dynamic and purposeful in helping your student make their faith their own. During the Fall, we will be studying some of the minor prophets: Hosea, Amos, Jonah, and Micah. Each student who comes to LIFEgroup is equipped with a daily discipleship guide, and trained how to to use it. If your student faithfully attends LIFEGroup & Sunday Night Studentz from 6th - 12th grade, they will be able to say they have READ THROUGH THE ENTIRE BIBLE by the time they graduate! .


Rising 8th and 9th grade party
October 16
Room 300

Bring your appetite and your friends to hear our guest speaker Pastor Mack, President & CEO of 1Died4All. Born out of Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, 1Died4All uses the platform of sports to reach kids that might never walk through the doors of a church, but they will come to a sports camp. At the camp, they hear the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.

Dare to Share
Dare to Share
November 12, 9 AM
Room 300

This year at Dare 2 Share LIVE, teens will hear the powerful call from Acts 1:8 to be Christ’s witnesses across the street, across the tracks and around the world. To answer that call, students must first understand where that power and anointing comes from, that when they are drenched with the Spirit of God, in the power of God, for the mission of God, they will change the world. Free lunch, sign up below.


6-7:45 PM | Room 300

Sunday Night Studentz is our weekly student gathering.

You will notice that there is a “Z” in the name. This is not a typo - The “Z” is for Generation “Z”. We fully believe that THIS GENERATION is rising up to make a difference in the 7-cities of Hampton Roads, our nation and world!



Current series

Anxiety can be debilitating, crippling, and stifling. How do we get victory over it? What does the Bible have to say about how to practically combat and overcome its power over us in the day to day? In this series, students will learn that they are not alone when it comes to facing anxiety and many great people of faith in the Bible struggled with this too. Thankfully, fear & anxiety doesn't have to write your story - God can, if you let Him! In this 4 week series - see how real people, had real problems, and overcame the power of anxiety through hearing the voice of God, Jesus calming their seas, recieving wise counsel from a friend, and by choosing what is better.




An app to help you share the Gospel

Based on the popular YouTube video Life in 6 Words, this interactive, engaging, faith-sharing tool provides you with a bridge for naturally initiating spiritual conversations. Use it to walk someone through a clear, visually compelling explanation of the gospel and invite them to put their trust in Jesus.

With the all-new app, not only can you use the conversation slides to walk someone through the gospel, you can now create an account to:

  • Add friends to your Cause Circle
  • Schedule Prayer Reminders
  • Create and Join Groups (see activity and stats on gospel sharing)
  • Watch videos on the G.O.S.P.E.L.
  • Send your Friend their Six Words
  • Create an Audio Story, record and send to a friend
  • Get notifications and reminders
Share the six words of the GOSPEL—God, Our, Sins, Paying, Everyone, Life—with your friends and family to help them clearly understand Jesus’ invitation to trust in Him.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM STUDENT CAMP 2022 at Washington College


Student Camp 22

Camp Videos


Parents, if you would like to receive texts from our student pastor, Seth Peterson, please text the word PARENT to 757-742-5558. This will allow you to opt in to text messages about our student ministry.

Make sure you stay up to date with our monthly student ministry newsletter. To receive the newsletter, email:

Medical Release Form

All students are required to have a medical release form on file in order to attend any Student Ministry Event.  The medical release form only needs to be filled out once every calendar year and will need to be notarized.  The church has several notaries on staff if you need that assistance.

2022 Medical Release Form

First Norfolk Students Ministry Staff

Seth Peterson, Minister to Families with Students:
Phone: 757-802-9517

Austin Theis, Ministry Associate:
Phone: 757-802-9517

Leadership Resources


why am I here? why do I need God?


First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226

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