Youth Ministries

                                    


    "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
    Matthew 4:19


    OUR MISSION


    Our Youth Ministry exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father.

    A disciple, as defined by Jesus in Matthew 4:19, is one who (1) knows and follows Jesus,
    (2) is being changed by Jesus, and (3) is committed to the mission of Jesus.

    The goal of every Christian is Christ-like maturity evidenced by a life that is bearing fruit in others.
    Our goal in youth ministry is to begin this process with students, or pick them up wherever they are in their
    faith-journey, and push them forward in spiritual growth.

    We want to WIN teenagers to Christ,
    we want to BUILD teenagers in Christ,
    and we want to SEND teenagers for Christ.

    Join our mission. You belong here.



    Youth Group

    Youth Group is our weekly program where teens gather to learn about Jesus Christ from the Bible.  It's a place to make friends and be a part of a community. It's a safe place to ask questions, grow and serve. It's also a place to have a lot of fun.

    No cost or pre-registration necessary, just show up and get involved.



    High School Youth Group - for students grade 9-12
     Meets Sunday nights, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Begins Sept. 9th and runs through till June

    Jr. High Youth Group - for students grade 6-8
     Meets Tuesday nights, 6:30-8:30 pm
    Begins Sept 11th and runs through till June


    Sunday Morning Bible Study

    11:00 am Sunday mornings. Teens are dismissed during the service. We do not have a youth class on the first Sunday of each month to allow students to sit under the preaching of their lead pastor and to participate in communion.

    For the past two years, we have been traveling through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. We currently find ourselves studying through The Prophets.




    Upcoming Events

    Rock Glen Conservation Hike
    September 16 @ 1 pm
      For: High Schoolers
      Cost: $5

    After church, we will have lunch together, then head to Arkona for a hike at the Rock Glen Conservation area. Bring $5 to get into the park and dress appropriately. We should be back to the church for pick-up around 6 pm.


    Church Corn Roast
    September 23 @ 3 pm
      For: All youth and their families
      Cost: $0

    Join us for our annual church corn roast at the Brand's home. This will be in lieu of high school youth group. All youth and their families are welcome to come. Bring a lawn chair and any outdoor games you may have.


    Parents Night BBQ
    September 25 @ 6:30 pm
      For: Jr. Highers and their parents
      Cost: $0



    This is our annual Parents Night for Jr. High Youth Group. Food will be served at 6:30 pm, so come hungry. This is a chance for you to meet other parents and your child youth leaders for the year. After dinner, you can play a game of soccer-baseball with us or just hang out with other parents. Please bring a lawn chair.


    Anchor Youth Retreat

    October 12-14
      For: High Schoolers
      Cost: $75



    New this year, Anchor Youth Retreat at Countryside Camp in Cambridge. Cost is only $75 for the whole weekend. Sessions will include engaging worship, gospel-centered messages, and small group discussions. Our hope is that this will be a relationship building weekend that will produce unity for the year ahead in youth group. Anchor is a cell-phone free weekend.

    Departure: 6:00 pm from the church on Friday
    Return: 2:30 pm at the church on Sunday

    Bring:
    Bible, pen, journal
    Pillow, bedding, towel, toiletries
    Weather appropriate clothes
    $$ for dinner on Friday

    Registration deadline: Thursday, Oct. 4th

    2 Registrations forms need to be submitted for this event:
      (1) Youth Ministry Authorization & Medical Consent Form
      (2) Anchor Registration Form

    For more information about the retreat, CLICK HERE


    Over[K]nighter

    October 19-20
      For: Jr. Highers
      Cost: $TBA

    Save the date. More info coming soon.




    Bible Reading Plans

    We want every teenager to spend daily, quality time reading God's word; developing the skills of personal Bible study. To that end, we encourage you to use this year-long Bible reading plan which is supplemented with creative videos explaining the context of each book of the Bible. Download the READ SCRIPTURE app in the app store, or print out the reading plan right here. Follow the links below. You can also visit The Bible Project website for the latest topical videos or find the entire library on Youtube.

    Links:



    Questions?

    I would love to hear from you

     
      
    Aaron Johnson
      Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries
      p. (519)-235-2661 ext. 2
      e. aaron@myebc.ca
     











    Resources For Parents:

    The Source For Parents
    Free resources for parents raising teens

    Focus On The Family
    Helping families thrive

    Creation Ministries International
    Answers to the most asked questions in the area of creation/evolution

    CARM
    Christian apologetics and research ministry

    Fight The New Drug
    Get informed about the dangerous affects of pornography

    Wimp
    Best videos on the web suitable for all ages


    Events Calendar 2018/19:
    • Sept 05: Youth Leaders Meeting
    • Sept 07: MT pre-trip information meeting
    • Sept 09: HS Youth Group kick-off
    • Sept 11: Jr High Youth Group kick-off
    • Sept 16: Hike to Rock Glen
    • Sept 23: All church Corn Roast
    • Sept 25: Parents Night BBQ
    • Oct 07: No HS youth  group
    • Oct 12-14: Anchor Youth Retreat
    • Oct 26-27: Jr High Over[K]nighter
    • Oct 23: No Jr High youth group
    • Oct 23: Colombia MT Meeting #1
    • Nov 09: Colombia MT Meeting #2
    • Nov 17: How Can You Know Conference
    • Nov TBA: JR Service Project -
    • Dec 08: Colombia MT Meeting #3
    • Dec 09: HS Christmas Party
    • Dec 11: Jr High Christmas Party
    • Dec 16, 23, 30: No HS youth group
    • Dec 18, 25, Jan 01: No Jr High youth group
    • Jan 05: Colombia MT Meeting #4
    • Jan 19: Colombia MT Meeting #5
    • Jan 27: HS Service Project - home visits
    • Feb 1-3: Jr High Snow Camp
    • Feb 03: No HS youth group
    • Feb 09: Colombia MT Meeting #6
    • Feb 17: Annual Youth Service
    • Feb 22-24: HS Snow Camp @ MW
    • March 01: Colombia MT Meeting #7
    • March 10: No HS Youth Group
    • March 12: No Jr Youth Group
    • March 20: Colombia MT Meeting #8
    • April TBD: Jr High Dodgeball Tournament
    • April TBD: High School Spring Event
    • April TBD: Youth Leaders Meeting
    • May 31: Year End Celebration