First Christian Church
The College and Careers Ministry of First Christian Church of Valdosta exists to help college students connect to the person of Jesus. We seek to enable young adults, whether in college or beginning a career, to develop, enhance, and explore their relationship to our Lord and Savior. Through fellowship, classes and activities that nurture and grow that lifelong relationship, along with the support of the church and their peers, this ministry strives to strengthen each individual's personal journey of faith.
Meet our College & Career Ministry leaders. Each member is dedicated to developing and implementing a Christian program designed for college students and recent college graduates.
Director of Christian Education
College & Career Ministry Leader
Jason Davenport is a Christian, husband and father. Hailing from all over, but mainly Remerton lately (he moved a few times growing up). He is a Valdosta State University (VSU) Alumni - Go Blazers!. He enjoys soccer, volleyball, and skipping rocks. He is blessed with a wonderful wife, son and a puppy that is way bigger than they though he would be.
Jason is the Director of Christian Education for First Christian Church and has been instrumental in developing the College & Careers Ministry. He serves as an Elder of the church and member of the sound team.
In today's world, we recognize the struggle our college students and young adults face in their everyday and spiritual lives. As Christians, we understand how difficult it is to go through life with out Jesus at the wheel. While we can not imagine "not" having God in our lives, there are many who do not know the feeling of God's presence working wonders in their lives. Some have never had the opportunity to learn about the Lord and his promises for those who believe in him and have a relationship with him. For others, they have a firm belief, but find it increasingly difficult to grow and share that faith in the worldly atmosphere of college or during the beginning a new career. Our College & Careers Ministry began in January of 2021 with the goal of helping those college & graduate students, no matter where they are on their faith journey...the beginning, middle or end...to have the opportunity to have Jesus in their life.
So what does the College & Careers Ministry do?
First, the program is designed to reach out to those college & graduate students who may have not witnessed God's undying love and blessings in their life. The program seeks to introduce Jesus through teaching of the gospel, help guide the individual as they develop a personal and healthy relationship with our Lord by providing the tools and knowledge to grow, and most importantly, to provide support and encouragement in a Christian atmosphere through fellowship with other college students, activities, classes and individualized guidance.
Secondly, for those college & graduate students that have a relationship with God already, we strive to provide a place where they can continue to fellowship with other Christians, share their journey of faith with others and grow in their own faith, knowledge and relationship with the Lord.
Our College & Careers Ministry team strives to:
plan activities that are fun and have a meaningful message.
provide a safe and relaxing atmosphere in which students can get to know one another, fellowship together and share in their journey of faith.
offer classes and learning opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
We are excited about this ministry and we welcome everyone to attend. Whether you are "just curious" or actively looking for a place to practice your faith, this is the place for you. If you have any questions about the program, please don't hesitate to contact Jason Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
Check out some of the classes & learning opportunities being offered now.
Every Third Thursday
at 10:00 p.m.
ARE YOU A HUNGRY STUDENT?
Midnight Pizza is a monthly fellowship opportunity with free pizza, music, games and a short program. We invite you to join us for an evening of fun & fellowship.
Are you ready to be challenged?
Do you have the steady hands for GIANT Jenga?
Are you a Ping Pong novice or champion?
Is listening to good music and having a great conversation more your style?
is for you!!
Check out our website for more information.