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

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!


meant to be


Sundays, 5:45 PM
Volvo Parkway Location, 3rd Floor

Students and parents!

We are in an INCREDIBLE SERIES on dating and the Gospel - Meant to Be. Doors open at 5:45pm! Kicks off at 6:15. All students - both high school and middle school - are invited to come!;

And parents - don't feel left out! While your students go worship on the third floor, kick back on the first floor with a cup of coffee, some sweet treats, and a time to just breathe or connect with other parents. We've got your kids. You get just you! At Parent Cafe, we have your caffeine needs and sanity in mind!



March 1, 6 PM
Volvo Parkway Location

March 1 – MIX Event & Launch of Camp Registration at Volvo
March 8 – “Sincerely God” Series Begins
“Spend Time w/God” initiative starts w/6 Week Bible Reading Texting Plan
March 15 – “Bring A Friend” Breakfast
March 27 – Winter Jam
March 28 – Walk For Life in Chesapeake
March 29 – “Good Story” Series Begins

April 5 – “Share your story” initiative Starts
April 10 - 12 Easter
April 19 - “All in” Series Begins

May 4 – MIX Event
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 Camp Meeting
July 27 – 31 Summer Camp

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
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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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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