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 their lives as young New Yorkers. Whenever we gather, we aim to support one other 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. This fall we'll zero in on how God wants us to behave in the main worlds we inhabit as young adults: work, dating and relationships, even church (because, ironically enough, that last one is sometimes the trickiest). We'll also dig into why we pray and read Scripture, and possibly form a one-Sunday-only, impromptu band to remind ourselves how music fits into the Christian tradition.

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 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).


We pair up newbies with veterans to provide valuable insider information on all things NYC & FAPC.

NEXT Couples

For committed couples who want to grow closer as a couple, closer to other couples, and closer to God through socializing and study.

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.

Wednesday, April 20

Midweek Worship Service
7 pm, Kirkland Chapel
Need a little Jesus in the midst of your work week? Seminarian David Black leads a contemplative, midweek service that will get your heart and soul back on track.

Sunday, May 22

Celebrating Amanda Ashcraft
12:30 pm, Bonnell Hall
NEXTers join the rest of the FAPC community to say goodbye and thank you to our departing director of Outreach Ministries.