The College Ministry seeks to equip college and university students to embrace the church and engage the world with the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sunday School

Sundays, 9:30 a.m. January 9–April 10 | Upper Room, Table 18

Join fellow college students for an in-depth study of the book of Daniel. Participating in the Pastor’s Class allows for intergenerational connections to form; having a separate table allows you to enjoy fellowship with your peers. 

Summer Staff

The youth ministry internship is comprised of generally college-aged adults who are committed to serving God by ministering to youth (grades 6–12) or our college students within Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information and to apply, click here.

During recent academic years, we have welcomed students from American University, University of Maryland (College Park), Georgetown, Montgomery College, Catholic University, Northern Virginia Community College, and George Washington University, as well as a number of students who are pursuing online programs or even taking a break. During the summer our numbers and programs expand as we welcome back students who grew up at the church and are studying across the country and around the world.

During the academic year, we focus on connecting with and equipping you on Sundays so that you can be fully engaged in your school community throughout the week. To that end, we offer the Pastor’s Class College Table, attend the worship service, and sometimes grab lunch together. We know that college can be a tough time and have Christian counselors onsite at the church throughout the week. Each January, we have a Winter Retreat where you can grow in your faith, meet other college students, and deepen friendships. Mentoring and discipleship can also often be arranged.

During the summer, we continue to prioritize Word and sacrament ministry, while also adding a full calendar of events aimed at exploring the faith, equipping you for spiritual growth, and enabling you to thrive during college and beyond.