Refuge is a weekly experience that helps our students from 7th -12th grade not to just exist and survive at school or home but thrive and be part of something that is greater than any oneself. On Wednesday evenings, we worship, listen to practical teaching, and challenge students to apply what they’re learning. Wednesday nights from 7-8pm we worship and have fellowship. Sunday mornings we worship together at 9am and break into smaller age based discipleship groups at 10:30am.


    Refuge is defined as “a condition of being safe or sheltered from trouble or danger.” Refuge is who we are. It’s not just a place or a building but it is a state of being. Refuge in its name implies that there is an expectation to those who enter in to it. We are called to be refuge to others. Scripture refers often to God being our refuge. For those who know Him find safety and comfort in His presence. For those who do not, He has called us to be that for them. Refuge is a place of help, encouragement, restoration, and unconditional love. God has called us to be REFUGE!

Refuge Worship Times: 

* 9:00 AM
Worship in the Sanctuary
* 10:30 AM Sunday School Refuge Room 303

* 7:00 PM
Worship in the Refuge Room



Hi! Welcome to Refuge, 

    I would like to be one of the first people to welcome you to our youth ministry. I am Pastor Josh Parker and I have the privilege of being the youth pastor here at Pekin First Nazarene. I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2014 and am a native of Colorado Springs. One of my greatest passions is loving on and investing in students 7th-12th grade. I am looking forward to meeting you soon. 

God Bless,
Pastor Josh Parker

Cell Phone : (719) 439-0001
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  • Please feel free to contact me at anytime with questions or concerns
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