First Irving Students

Welcome to the First Irving Students Page! First Irving Students includes students from 6th-12th grade. We would love to be a part of discipling your student into greater Christ-likeness!

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Family Worship

At First Irving Students, we believe parents are designed to be the primary disciple makers of their children. Deuteronomy 6 says that parents are to teach the ways of the Lord to their children so that they may know God, and love him with all of their heart, soul, and strength. In the tab below, you will see Family Worship Reading Plans, Guides, and other resources that are meant to help in teaching the ways of the Lord in your home, to encourage your family to love Jesus Christ with everything that you have. We would love to be a part of encouraging your family in whatever ways we can.

Wednesday Gatherings

The aim of Wednesday Night Student Gathering is to worship the Lord, spend time in the Word of God, and enjoy time in community with one another. We pray that these gatherings are a breath of fresh air, and challenge and encourage every student to be formed into the image of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:28-29). We are so excited to once again start gathering all together back on the 3rd floor starting November 4th. Check in will begin at 6:00pm in the courtyard. They will then be able to walk up to the 3rd floor at 6:15pm. While students are walking around, we will require them to wear their mask. Once seated in our socially distanced seats, they will be able to remove their masks. After the gathering is over, we will return to the courtyard to hangout until students are picked up or leave to head home. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Student Minister, Kyle Backhus.

Weekly In Home Small Groups

At First Irving, we believe that gathering together in groups is crucial in the life of a believer. Small groups are designed to build strong, biblical friendships, and encourage students to grow in their walks with the Lord (Colossians 1:28-29). These groups will NOT exceed 10 people. It is very important that you register in advance. These groups will be split up exactly like they are in their normal small groups on Sunday mornings. The only exception to this would be if a group exceeds 10 people then we will have to split that group into two groups. But we will let you know in advance if that needs to happen. Once you have registered your student, we will follow up with further information on specifics for their group. For questions, email Kyle Backhus at

To register, click here!

Small Groups Times & Locations

  • Middle School Boys - Mondays at 6:30PM (Backhus Home)
  • Middle School Girls - Mondays at 6:30PM (Wise Home)
  • 9th & 10th Grade - Mondays at 6:30PM (Crites Home)
  • 11th Grade - Tuesdays at 6:30PM (Davis Home)
  • 12th Grade - Mondays at 6:30PM (Woodard Home)

Upcoming Events

December 2 Students

Wednesday Gathering

Wednesday | 6:15pm | First Irving - 3rd Floor
December 9 Students

Wednesday Gathering

Wednesday | 6:15pm | First Irving - 3rd Floor
December 11 Students

Christmas Party!

Friday | 6:00pm
December 16 Students

Wednesday Gathering

Wednesday | 6:15pm | First Irving - 3rd FLoor

Meet the Student Team

Kyle Backhus

Kyle Backhus

Student Minister
Email Kyle
Lauren Wise

Lauren Wise

Girl's Minister
Email Lauren
Janelle Hartsfield

Janelle Hartsfield

Email Janelle