401 SE 15th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Youth Ministry
You Belong Here

Youth Ministry

The Harbor
321 SE 15th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Middle Schoolers: 6th – 8th Grade
High Schoolers: 9th – 12th Grade


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Instagram: FPC_Harbor
Facebook: TheHarborFPC

Ministry Contact: Director of Youth & College Ministries
Chandler Gelb (954) 598-9361

You Belong Here...

Breakthru is an annual trip over New Year in Missisippi. It is a wonderful time for both middle school and high school students to grow in their faith and friends.

July 24-28, 2020

The Great Escape is summer adventure for our middle school students. We go to Southwind Young Life Camp through Youth Conference Ministries. The week is filled with worship, games, small group, the yummiest food, and so much more. This is not a trip you want to miss!

Our High School small group meets Wednesdays in The Harbor from 6:30-7:30PM

Every year we have lock-ins for our students. Some of our most popular are our Halloween Lock-in and Thanksgiving Basket lock-in. Stay tuned for more lock-in updates!

Weekly gatherings of fellowship and fun for our high school students.

July 6-11, 2020

Our High School students will head to beautiful Hilton Head, SC for a faith building summer trip. Fun In The Son is organized by Youth Conference Minitries (YCM) the same phenominal organization that does The Great Escape. We’ll be staying on the beach in Hilton Head, we’ll experience phenomenal worship and speakers. We can’t wait!

Sunday School take place during the 9:30 service in The Harbor. Students are dismissed following the Children’s Sermon and will return at the end of the service.

March 27-29, 2020

Peace River is a high school favorite! We spend the weekend in Lake Placid where we have worhsip, small groups, and giant games. On Saturday we spend the day canoing 8 miles down The Peace River.

Youth Group

Middle School: 5-6PM

$5 Dinner: 6-6:30

High School: 6:30-7:30 PM

Meet Our Team!

Chandler Gelb

Director of Youth & College Ministries

Chandler, a Fort Lauderdale native, has been part of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale staff since August of 2016. Chandler has a background teaching both domestically and internationally. She is passionate about supporting our students to be servant leaders and active followers of Jesus Christ. Her favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 13:2.

Jonathan Bock

Youth & College Ministry Assistant

Jon was born and raised in New Jersey. He moved to Florida in 2013. He has actively served our church in various capacities and areas of our church. Jon found freedom and purpose at First Pres and is proud to call FPC his church home. His passions include sports, traveling, his grandma, and impacting the lives of those around him through the grace of God. Jon’s favorite scripture is Matthew 11:28.

"Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12