Youth

 YOUTH

What is your church’s mission statement for youth ministry?

There are lots of great activities that provide middle and senior high youth many opportunities to get connected! Our primary goal for our youth ministry programs is to invite teenagers to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. We recognize that our current culture emphasizes a lifestyle known as moral therapeutic deism, promoting a self-centered feel-good view on life.

Our goal as volunteers and parents is to engage and emphasize the following belief:

  • We will help teenagers discover God (who we know as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
  • We will help teenagers learn that God has a plan and purpose for their lives.
  • We will equip our teenagers to grow in their faith journey by helping them understand the six practices of a disciple: daily prayer, Bible reading, weekly worship, generous giving, selfless serving, and spiritual friendships.
  • We will emphasize that discipleship includes serving and will stress the equal importance of faith (personal spiritual growth) and deeds (acts of giving and service).

We recognize that these goals cannot be fulfilled solely by the efforts of the church. We affirm that one of our greatest duties is to help parents become leaders in this development process. It takes several committed adults to mentor and support each teenager in our program, so we will strive to build a youth ministry that creates a network of dedicated leaders who embrace this vision for building up the next generation of believers.

When does the Middle High Youth Group meet?

The Middle High Youth Group meets Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. downstairs in the Youth Room. The Middle High Youth Group also participates in Winter Retreat, a weekend event at a local Christian camp, as well as social activities throughout the year.

How can my student grow in their faith?

We believe the best way to encourage spiritual growth in our youth is to connect them with meaningful adult relationships. Through this mentoring program we hope that the adolescent will develop a strong and trustworthy relationship with another adult in the faith community for the purpose of encouragement, support, edification, and growth.

When can my student be confirmed?

Stay tuned for the next round of confirmation, open to all students in 7th and 8th grades.

Where is this year’s high school mission trip?

The High School Mission Trip 2017 will be held July 23-28. All students who are entering 9th grade are eligible to attend this week of selfless serving and fun. For more information, please contact our youth director, Michael Milnickel.