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