First Irving Students

Welcome to the First Irving Students Page! First Irving Students includes students from 6th-12th grade, and information on weekly small groups and our midweek gathering can be found in the paragraphs below. We would love to be a part of discipling your student into greater Christ-likeness!

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Zoom 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). Gatherings are online via Zoom in this season. The zoom link for the gathering can be found on our weekly Parent Email, or by emailing Kyle Backhus at

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). We are so excited to start our summer small groups in person! Small groups start on June 1st & June 2nd. 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

  • 6th Grade Girls - Mondays at 6:30PM (Wise Home)
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls - Mondays at 6:30PM (Hartsfield Home)
  • 6th - 8th Grade Boys - Mondays at 6:30PM (Backhus Home)
  • 9th Grade - Tuesdays at 6:00PM (Crites Home)
  • 10th Grade - Tuesdays at 6:30PM (Davis Home)
  • 11th Grade - Mondays at 6:30PM (Woodards Home)
  • 12th Grade - Mondays at 6:30PM (Jones Home)

Upcoming Events

July 11 Students

Mission Equip Days

Saturday | All Day
July 22 Students

Mission Equip Days

Wednesday | All Day

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