First Norfolk Students


Our Location

312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502

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We believe that students can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our world TODAY!

1 Timothy 4:12 says, “Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”



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Student LIFEgroup

9 and 10:30 AM Sundays, 3rd Floor

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! 

Please enter the building at the East entrance or from the lobby. A Red banner will indicate the student entrance.

Student LIFEgroup


Current Teaching

What would you do if you knew that the world as you know it was coming to an end in a few months, weeks, or days? How would your priorities change? How would you spend your time? This is something we all have probably thought about at one point or another, and believe it or not, a subject that comes up in 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

In these letters, Paul reminds his readers that Jesus is coming back, but His return isn’t something we can put a timeline on. Nor is it something followers of Jesus should fear. The reality of Jesus’s future return secures a bright eternal future for all who trust Him. In this study, students will learn how to live a life pleasing to God and how to stay strong in their hope, no matter what comes.




JUNE 26-28, 6PM - 8PM
ROOM 300

Begin the summer getting off the survival train and learn to thrive. God wants you to thrive. God wants your friends to thrive. The best part is you can thrive. THRIVE is 3 evenings of worship, relevant teaching, fun, games, and of course, food. Bring your friends. It's free and no registration needed.



If you've been to camp then you know that it really is the best week of the year! Camp registration is open! For only $50 you can secure your spot. We don't want any student to miss out on camp because of fiscal reasons, so scholarships are available by application.

Student Camp Cost

  • $335 Through June 30
  • $360 after June 30
This summer, all current 6th through 12th graders are invited to join us for First Norfolk's Student Camp at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland! Enjoy powerful times of worship, crazy fun activities, and the opportunity to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus and fellow believers. Bring your friends for an unforgettable experience!


HIGHLIGHTS FROM STUDENT CAMP 2019 at Washington College


6-7:30 PM | Room 300

Sunday Night Studentz is our weekly student gathering.

You will notice that there is a “Z” in the name. This is not a typo - The “Z” is for Generation “Z”. We fully believe that THIS GENERATION is rising up to make a difference in the 7-cities of Hampton Roads, our nation and world!



Current series

Life in 6 Words is a one-of-a-kind video series that unpacks the gospel message visually and viscerally, practically, and powerfully, focusing on one thing – the gospel. The GOSPEL in our Sunday Nights series is not the kiddie pool, it’s the deep end. Don’t get me wrong, any teen can understand the gospel, but the transformational truths of this series are designed to engage the soul of your teenagers and capture their hearts for Christ and His Cause, THE Cause.



An app to help you share the Gospel

Based on the popular YouTube video Life in 6 Words, this interactive, engaging, faith-sharing tool provides you with a bridge for naturally initiating spiritual conversations. Use it to walk someone through a clear, visually compelling explanation of the gospel and invite them to put their trust in Jesus.

With the all-new app, not only can you use the conversation slides to walk someone through the gospel, you can now create an account to:

  • Add friends to your Cause Circle
  • Schedule Prayer Reminders
  • Create and Join Groups (see activity and stats on gospel sharing)
  • Watch videos on the G.O.S.P.E.L.
  • Send your Friend their Six Words
  • Create an Audio Story, record and send to a friend
  • Get notifications and reminders
Share the six words of the GOSPEL—God, Our, Sins, Paying, Everyone, Life—with your friends and family to help them clearly understand Jesus’ invitation to trust in Him.


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.

Make sure you stay up to date with our monthly student ministry newsletter. To receive the newsletter, email:

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.

2022 Medical Release Form

First Norfolk Students Ministry Staff

Seth Peterson, Minister to Families with Students:
Phone: 757-802-9517

Austin Theis, Ministry Associate:
Phone: 757-802-9517

Leadership Resources


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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