The Christian Education Committee is responsible for overseeing and directing all church education programs, Christian growth, camps, conferences, gospel ministry candidates, and CRE programs. The mission of Christian Education is to help people know and experience God through Jesus Christ; claim and live God’s promises; grow and serve as Christian disciples; and help individuals increase their Bible knowledge. Christian Education is led by Kay Emmons, Chair, and Judy Nielsen, Vice Chair.

Children’s Education

Children are a very important part of our church family. Our goal is to nurture growth in Christian spirituality, faith and community. The mission of Children’s Education is to promote, organize and staff Christ-centered, scripturally-based children’s education. Click here for info about our Sunday morning programs for children.
If you have any questions, or would like to get involved in Children’s Ministry, contact Jenifer Rabenaldt, our Children’s Education Director, at (805) 543-5451 ext. 205 or by email.
Register for VBS 2017!

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Allergies (if any)

Release of Liability: In consideration of First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo allowing the Participant to participate in Vacation Bible School, I do hereby release, forever discharge and agree to hold harmless First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, its pastors, directors, employees, volunteers and teachers (collectively herein the “Church”) from any and all liability, claims or demands for accidental personal injury, sickness or death, as well as property damage and expenses, of any nature whatsoever which may be incurred by myself and the Participant while involved in Vacation Bible School. I the parent or legal guardian of this Participant hereby grant my permission for the Participant to participate fully in Vacation Bible School activities and child care. Furthermore, I, on behalf of my minor Participant, hereby assume all risk of accidental personal injury, sickness, death, damage and expense as a result of participation in recreation and work activities involved therein. The undersigned further hereby agrees to hold harmless and indemnify said Church for any liability sustained by said Church as the result of the negligent, willful or intentional acts of said Participant, including expenses incurred attendant thereto.

Medical Treatment Permission: I authorize an adult, in whose care the minor has been entrusted, to consent to any emergency x-ray examination, anesthetic, medical, surgical or dental diagnosis or treatment and hospital care, to be rendered to the minor under the general or special supervision and on the advice of any physician or dentist licensed under the provisions of the Medical Practice Act on the medical staff of a licensed hospital or emergency care facility. The undersigned shall be liable and agrees to pay all costs and expenses incurred in connection with such medical and dental services rendered to the aforementioned child or youth pursuant to this authorization.

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Youth Ministries

A Safe Community for Students to Encounter the Resurrected Lord6

Our core purpose as Youth at First Pres is to encounter Jesus Christ and share that encounter with others through:

  • Building a safe space to be known and loved
  • Worshiping God through singing, studying, and discussion
  • Engaging in fun activities
  • Gathering for community meals
  • Finding ways to serve others
Regardless of who you are or where you come from, this community welcomes you.
Click HERE to download the emergency medical form.
Click HERE to download the permission slip.
Click HERE to download the permission to contact form.

Summer Schedule

Sunday Mornings
During the summer, we meet for worship in the Sanctuary at 10 am. We split off for Power Hour after praise and worship, and continue our meeting through the Education Hour at 11 am.
Open Office Hours For Staff
Throughout the summer, staff will have open office hours here at the church for students to come by and hang out! All you have to do is let us know. When we get back from camp we will have a more solidified hours for each specific staff member for all of you to have.

Adult Education

Our mission is to provide for the discipleship of our congregation so that they can live the mission of First Presbyterian Church to the glory Of God. We do this by:
  • growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible study and education on Sunday mornings and Wednesday Nights.
  • deepening our connection with one another through sharing, classes, and fellowship.
  • living what we have learned in our families, at work, at school, and in our service to the world as members of First Pres.
We offer enriching Adult Education classes throughout the year. During the summer, the Education Hour is at 11:00 am, immediately following worship. If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office.


Learn. Connect. Play. meets at First Presbyterian Church. You can visit their website here.