Young Adults

Diverse, curious, adventurous … and centered in our faith.


NEXT Ministries is FAPC's group of 20- and 30-somethings who put Jesus at the center of our lives as young New Yorkers. Whenever we gather, we aim to support one another on that journey, whether it's through prayer, canoeing on the lake, or fellowship over happy hour.

Through our discussions after worship on Sundays—aka Focus of NEXT—we acknowledge that even though our jobs, hometowns and ethnicities are very different, we share a strong desire to live our daily lives in Christian faith. Focus of NEXT meets every Sunday, from September through May, after the 11 am worship service. To receive our weekly e-newsletter, with information on upcoming programs and events, email nextministries@fapc.org. And join our Facebook group here

If you are a young New Yorker looking for community, friendship and a spiritual home, we invite you to Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. From there, we'll show you what comes NEXT.

Community Groups

Our variety of young adult community groups allows you to explore your faith through different lenses as you connect with others and with God. Our groups meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, so you can choose the time that works for you. Learn more and sign up here.

Focus of NEXT

At our Sunday afternoon discussion group, we talk about everything from sex and salvation to God and politics. Focus meets most Sundays (from September through May) at 12:30 pm in the church house. (Check the monitor in the 55th Street lobby for the specific location on a given Sunday).

Service & Mission

Great opportunities to serve God by helping others—locally and around the world—while forming meaningful bonds with one another.

Social Events

Everything from happy hours to baseball games to museum visits helps us grow together as a community beyond the church walls.

NEXT Fall Kickoff

Saturday, Sept. 16. 7 pm, The Delancey (168 Delancey Street).
Join us as we celebrate the new season of NEXT! Everyone is welcome, so invite friends!

Focus of NEXT

Sundays, starting Sept. 17. 12:30 pm, locations to be announced.
Following the 11 am service, we head upstairs to catch up, share some snacks, and talk about issues of life and faith.

Fall Retreat

Friday to Sunday, Oct. 20-22. Details to be announced.
Mark your calendars! We’re heading upstate for a weekend of retreat and renewal. We’ll leave Friday after work and return Sunday afternoon. Contact us for details and to save your spot!

NEXT Thanksgiving Dinner

Wednesday, Nov. 22. Details to be announced.
Whether you are traveling for the holiday or staying in the city, you’re invited to this night-before Thanksgiving celebration with your fellow NEXTers!

NEXT Christmas Party

Saturday, Dec. 9. Details to be announced.
Come ring in the holidays with us -- it’s always a great night!

To get the details on all of our upcoming events, subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter. Email nextministries@fapc.org. And join our Facebook group here