We would like to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for your prayers, support and involvement in First Priority throughout 2020! During such an unprecedented time, you truly helped make a difference in the lives of children and teens and we are very grateful.
Your Impact In Spring 2020
During the 2019-2020 school year, nearly 1,000 salvation decisions were reported from our more than 150 campus clubs across Greater Birmingham.
During the 2019-2020 school year, over 10,000 students attended First Priority and FPKids clubs every week.
During the 2019-2020 school year, 103 active First Priority middle and high school clubs met weekly.
During the 2019-2020 school year, 53 active FPKids clubs in elementary and intermediate schools met weekly.
Your Impact In Fall 2020
Your prayer and support helped sustain the work of First Priority as we navigated the beginning of a school year like we have never seen in our 30 years of school ministry.
Because of your prayer and support:
- We were able to promote and coordinate not one but two See You at the Pole dates for students to gather at their school flagpoles for community prayer. The second date was needed because many schools were not yet having in-person school on campus.
- We have been able to represent Christian students to the local school boards of education ensuring that COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines do not deny first amendment rights of our youth.
- We have been able to pivot to online training for our middle and high school student leaders and adult volunteers. We have seen First Priority clubs meet off campus and virtually thus reaching some students that would have likely never attended an on-campus meeting. Clubs are recently starting to meet on campus again.
- We produced 14 video lessons for thousands of parents to use at home with their elementary school children whose clubs have not been able to meet on campus this school year. We also developed an online training portal for the adults who will continue to lead these elementary clubs when they are able to once again meet in person.
None of this would be possible without you! We appreciate your continuous support during these uncertain times. Students need hope; they’re hurting and starving for community. Together, we can reach more students with the hope of Christ in 2021! Thank you for an amazing 2020 and we look forward to all God has in store for this new year!