Welcome to FirstWave

The Church at LifePark is serious about the next generation, and one of our strategic values is reaching our students with the life-changing message of Jesus.

FirstWave is the student ministry for 6th-12th grade students. This ministry provides opportunities for students to have fun and learn about God. At LifePark students are given a place to connect with God and other people, grow in their faith, and serve others.

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– About FirstWave –

Middle School

The Middle School Ministry at The Church at LifePark is specifically designed for 6th-8th grade students to live life to the full by Knowing Christ, Growing in Relationships and Sharing the Gospel. We do this through three amazing environments designed especially for them: Middle School FirstWave Services, Decipher and Middle School Trips.

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High School

We love high school students and we strive to be a ministry where they can get connected, have a group to call their own, and go deeper in their faith. There are multiple ways students in 9th-12th grade can connect: weekly Sunday services, Wednesday nights, weekend retreats, mission trips and student leadership team.

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Featured Events

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Each fall we take the middle school students and the high school students on a fall retreat.
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Mission Trips

Each summer we take the middle school and high school students on a mission trip.
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FirstWave Staff

Tom Meara

Tom Meara

Student Ministry Director

McLeod Best

Lead Middle School Minister
Amanda Crop

Amanda Denton

Middle School Girls Minister

Lindsey Zito

High School Minister
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Stay Connected

Text Messaging

Sign up for FirstWave updates via text.

If you are in Middle School, text @FirstWaveM to 81010

If you are in High School, text @FirstWaveH to 81010.

Middle School

One of the best ways for parents to stay up to date is to sign up to receive email updates from the middle school ministry! FirstWave sends out resources, news, and reminders 1-2 times a month. Sign up, and we’ll do the rest.

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High School

Are you a FirstWave high school student? Stay connected with your friends and the church by subscribing to our email newsletter. Get event info, upcoming trip details and more delivered straight to your inbox.

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