First Norfolk Student Ministry

First Norfolk Students is a group of teenagers (Grades 6-12) and adults who are passionate about becoming fully devoted followers of Christ. It is our desire to create a relevant environment where students can be Accepted for who they are, Lead to a deeper relationship with Christ, and Sent out to their schools and neighborhoods to live out their faith. Teenagers and their families need a place to connect with each other and to God if they are going to live in the fullness of Jesus Christ. First Baptist Norfolk strives to be that place. Together we build relationships that last and reach Hampton Roads with the love of Christ. Below is a snapshot of a few ways to connect with our ministry team and a few worship and LIFEgroup opportunities that you can check out.


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! 

First Norfolk on Kempsville

Sunday Mornings at 9:30 & 11 AM

First Norfolk on Volvo

Sunday Mornings at 9:30 AM (third floor)


Sundays, 6:15 PM, Volvo Parkway Location, Third Floor
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 PM, Kempsville Road Location, Cross Roads Center, Suite 127

Every Student needs time to slow down and connect with God. Wednesday Night Worship is a time where you can connect with your Creator and worship. The entire service is geared to help you hear God. The live band, video, drama, prayer times, and the speaker are all there to help you think about how God is at work in your life. Join other teenagers who are seeking to know more about God. Come and check it out!


All dates subject to change

March 27 – CANCELLED Winter Jam at Chartway Arena
March 29 – “Good Story” Series Begins

April 4 – Walk For Life – Virginia Beach Oceanfront
April 5 – “Share Your Story” Initiative Starts
April 10–12 – Easter Weekend Gatherings
April 18 – Walk For Life – Chesapeake City Park
April 19 – “All in” Series Begins
April 25 – Walk For Life –The Virginia Zoo, Norfolk

May 3 – The Mix
May 10 – Guy’s & Mom’s Adventure Race

June 7 – Grad Sunday
June 22–24 – CRAVE (middle school)
June 28–July 2 – Middle School Mission Trip

July 6–9 – SLU 101 in Orlando
July 13–17 – SLU 201 in Washington D.C.
July 19 – Parent Meeting (Student Camp info)
July 27–31 – Student Camp REGISTER NOW

August 16 – Baptism Celebration at the Beach

September 6 – Back 2 School Bash & Open House

October 4 – Parent/Teacher Breakfast
November 8 – Parent Meeting (DNOW info)
November 13–15 – DNOW





Parent Ministry

Here you'll find parenting helps, forms, handbooks and other resources. Our Parent Ministry resources help you at each stage of your student's journey. Access Parent Ministry Resources below:


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.

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.

2019 Medical Release Form

First Norfolk Students Ministry Staff

Seth Peterson, Minister to Families with Students:
Debbie Hoffius, Ministry Assistant:
Phone: 757-802-9517

Leadership Resources

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First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226

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