Taking the Gospel into Public Schools

 “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” –  Matthew 9:37-38 NLT

First Priority Campus ClubsFirst Priority clubs exist on over 165 campuses in southern Florida seeking to share the Gospel in public schools. This is done through student-led campus clubs meeting once a week. Many are shocked to hear that First Priority only has 12 paid staff members. A team of twelve staff members network an unpaid volunteer staff of 165 faculty sponsors and well over 125 youth pastors and leaders, who serve as campus coaches for clubs in five counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie.

Monthly network meetings are held to provide training and resources for coaches. These coaches equip greater than a thousand student leaders to impact well over 3,500 public school students on a weekly basis. These students become missionaries to their campus by using T.E.A.M., a 4-week evangelism strategy for students. These activities are guaranteed by the 1984 Equal Access Act which allows Christian clubs the right to meet on secondary campuses under the supervision of a faculty sponsor, as long as they are student-led and initiated. There are still many kids who have never known the goodness of Jesus Christ.

Here’s how you can get involved

Middle and high school students
Get involved at a First Priority club on your public school campus. Visit firstpriority.cc for a complete listing of clubs. Don’t have a club on your campus? First Priority will give you the steps to get one started!

Teachers
First Priority clubs cannot legally meet without the presence of a school faculty member. Volunteer to sponsor a club or support one that is already meeting.

Youth leaders
A student’s world is the school campus – what better place to connect with them and their friends! First Priority trains youth leaders and provides the resources you need to go on campus and coach a club.

Parents
Pray for your students and support the club at your child’s school. Let the school administration know you appreciate the club. You can offer to supply refreshments for a club or even support the ministry of First Priority financially.

Priority partners
To reach every student on every public middle and high school campus in South Florida and the Treasure Coast with the Gospel is their First Priority. You can also get involved by supporting First Priority financially.

Church Partners
First Priority only exists through partnerships with the local churches. The following list includes several evangelical churches who are excited to partner with us to extend their youth ministry’s influence beyond the walls of the church to the public school campus

Abundant Life Christian

Abundant Life Ministries

Acts 2 Worship Center

Atlantic Baptist Church

Belvedere Baptist Church

Bethel Assembly of God

Calvary Chapel Boynton Beach

Calvary Chapel Coral Springs

Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale

Calvary Chapel Sandalfoot

Calvary Chapel Vero Beach

Christ Fellowship Miami

Christ Fellowship Miami

Downtown Campus

Christ Fellowship

Palm Beach Gardens

Christ Journey Church

Christ the Rock

Christian Life Center

Church by the Glades

Church in the Farms

Church in the Gardens

Church in the Palms

Church of All Nations

Coastal Life Church

Community Bible Church of Dania

Community Christian Church

Community Christian of

West Palm Beach

Covenant Fellowship Baptist

Cross Community Church

Estrella de Belen

Faith Presbyterian

First Baptist Church at Weston

First Baptist Coconut Creek

First Baptist Deerfield Beach

First Baptist of Fort Lauderdale

First Baptist of Jensen Beach

First Baptist of Pompano Beach

First Baptist of Wellington

First Baptist Southwest Broward

First United Methodist of Stuart

Florida Bible Church

Florida Gardens Baptist

Frontline Christian Center

Grace Baptist Church

Grace Family Church

Hollywood Community Church

Jesus Christ is King

The Lighthouse Church

Maranatha Church of God

Memorial Presbyterian

New Life Baptist Church

New Life Romanian Baptist

New Testament Baptist Church

Northstar Community Church

Oasis Church

Palm City Presbyterian

Parkridge Baptist

Pentecoastals of Palm Beach

Plantation Baptist Church

Plantation Community Church

Plantation United Methodist

Potential Church

Riverside Church

Save the Nations

Segadores da Vida

Soncoast Community

South Palm Community

Spanish River Church

TC3

Temple Aron Hakodesh

Trinity Church

Trinity Church International

Trinity West

Victory Life Church

West Pines Community

Words of Life

World Deliverance

For more information, visit: www.firstpriority.cc or call 954-315-2222. They can also be found at Facebook.com/firstpriorityFL or on Twitter and Instragram @FirstPrioritySF.

 

 

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