College & Young Adults

Priority is Birchman's ministry to college students and young adults!

Getting involved in Priority is easy! Join us for Bible Study and church-wide Worship on Sunday mornings, starting at 9am, or for Renown, Priority’s worship service on Wednesdays at 8:00pm in Birchman’s Ricker Conference Center.

Weekly Schedule

Renown Worship

Join us for worship at Renown every Wednesday at 8:00pm in Birchman’s Ricker Conference Center! Worship led by Priority Praise, Priority’s worship band and a study of God’s Word by Joey Tombrella, minister to Young Adults and Christian Growth. Renown is a great time of corporate worship with others your age, and delivers a challenging message from God’s Word that’s applicable to your place in life!

Sunday Mornings

Join us Sunday mornings at 9am in Birchman’s Ricker Center. Breakfast and coffee are must-haves around Birchman and we serve it every Sunday morning! So come hungry, and join us!

Priority offers two Sunday School classes:
-College Students, led by Blayne Owens
-Young Adults and Career, led by Michael Crisp

Challenge Groups

A Challenge Group is a small group that meets regularly with the purpose of growing deeper in their relationship with Christ, as well as sharing Christ with the community, and multiplying their group. Challenge groups require a commitment to be faithful, available and teachable. Group leaders guide their group through Bold Course, Birchman’s Discipleship Process, and include study of God’s Word, Scripture memorization, prayer, and missions opportunities.

Join a challenge group now! Find out more in Sunday School, at Renown, or by emailing

Meet Joey Tombrella

My name is Joey Tombrella and I am the minister to Young Adults and Christian Growth here at Birchman. I am happily married to Michelle, and have three great kids: Cate, Joshua and Grace. We have a passion for ministry and have been full time at Birchman since 2009, loving college students and young adults. Our hope is that you will fall in love with the Great Commission and the local church, as we have and join us on our mission. We want to encourage and equip you to become a passionate disciple-maker.

Perhaps that starts with visiting Sunday School or coming to Renown, our worship service on Wednesday nights. Maybe you would like to sit down and have a cup of coffee at Starbucks or meet on your campus (my treat!). We want you to feel welcome and a part of our family. We have the best teachers, the best leaders, and the best students on the planet. You should be a part. Contact me with any questions about our church and about Priority: