Small Groups

Middle school and high school students meet on Sunday mornings to share their highs and lows from the past week and look forward to following Jesus in the week ahead. Bible study and discussion begins at 10 a.m. Students also have the opportunity to study God’s Word on Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


At First Church, young people are welcomed and encouraged to participate in, and sometimes lead, worship. From leading music to prayer and liturgy, students are an active part of all of our worship experiences.


Midweek Message

On Wednesday evenings during the school year, students gather for dinner, Bible study, worship and fun. Dinner with the First Church family starts at 5 p.m. The youth praise band leads student worship followed by a message or Bible study. Midweek Message events wrap up at 7:30.


Students at First Church have the opportunity to experience outdoor camps at Camp Egan Retreat Center in Tahlequah and Camp Walk On Water (WOW) in Stuart.

Campers can climb a rock wall, ride a zip line, swim in lakes, and more. Times of worship provide connection with God through great music and messages. Another focus is time spent in small groups to discuss and grow in faith with others. >> Learn more


Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to God’s grace as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. United Methodists view confirmation an important marker in one’s spiritual journey. >> >> Learn more

Cyndi Chamberlin

Director of Student Ministries

Cyndi joined the First Church family February 2016. She has served in youth ministry for over 17 years. She and her wonderful husband Jerry have two little boys Jonah, and Elijah.  Cyndi’s passion for ministry is rooted in her years as a student growing up in the United Methodist Church. Cyndi studied Biology at OSU-OKC. Prior to moving to Bartlesville, she served as a Pharmacy Technician, Bank Teller, and Secretary in the Oklahoma City area.