Youth Program Information
Sunday School (9:00am)
All 6-12th graders are invited to the Youth Lounge for a time of Bible study and engaging discussion. During Sunday School we take a look at Biblical stories and work to figure out how they apply to our lives and what these stories might be saying to us today.
Youth Group (Wednesdays at 6pm)
Our youth group is composed of 6-12th graders pulling from numerous school districts. We enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where we can build meaningful friendships, play games, explore our faith together, and talk about how God is showing up and working in our lives. We hope to be a community where all feel welcome to come and be themselves. We begin with dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 6pm and then move to a time of games and discussion.
Transitions Small Group (Confirmation Class – Alternating Mondays at 6:45pm)
Our Transitions class is led by Rev. Ben Robbins and Steph Martin. In Transitions we explore God in Scripture, God in Church, and God in each of us. We learn about what it means to be a part of the body of Christ through Scripture reading, discussions, and actual experience getting to try out different leadership roles in the church. This small group is an important part of the faith formation and exploration of any young person.
Special Event Information
Weekend-long retreats allow students to immerse themselves in Christian fellowship away from the hustle and bustle of their normal lives. Retreats give youth a chance to unplug from life and plug into their faith through worship, keynote speakers, small group discussion, and interactive learning. We participate in a variety of retreats throughout the year. Whether it involves high ropes adventures, color wars, playing in the snow, or late night discussions, each retreat offers a unique and meaningful experience for the students.
Our Middle and High School students serve in a variety of urban and rural settings. Weeklong mission trips provide students with the opportunity to go outside of their comfort zones and serve others in an unfamiliar context. They have helped with a wide scope of mission work including building, painting, home repairs, and leading VBS. This summer our youth served the communities in Gatlinburg, TN. In the past our students have served the communities of New Jersey (2015), Chicago, IL (2014), and Raleigh, NC (2013).