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). This fall we are excited about our weekly Wednesday gatherings. The 3rd Wednesday of every month, we will have a Drive In gathering at 6:15pm in the parking lot connected to the church bus barn. The other Wednesdays of the month, we will gather at the home of our Student Minister, Kyle Backhus. You must register each week so we make sure to the keep the groups 10 or less. The time slots you can register for our 4:00pm, 5:30pm or 7:00pm. You can register by clicking on the dates below in Upcoming Events.

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

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

Upcoming Events

September 30 Students
October 7 Students

Prayer Gathering

Wednesday | 6:30pm | First Irving - Worship Center

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