What is your 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 promotes a self-centered feel-good view on life. Our goal as volunteers and parents is to engage and emphasize the following belief:

  • We help teenagers discover God
  • We help teenagers learn that God has a plan and purpose for their lives
  • We 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 Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Youth Room, from September thru May. 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?

Confirmation classes usually happen while students are in 7th or 8th grade, beginning in the fall and then completing in the spring with a Confirmation Sunday. Please contact Pastor Jeffrey for further details.

When does the Senior High Youth Group meet?

The Senior High Youth Group meets Sundays from 7:30 – 8:30 PM in the Youth Room, from September thru May. The Senior High Youth Group participates in a variety of social outings, fellowship events, and missional engagements.