YOUTH MINISTRY - students in 6th-12th Grade
important: youth times are 5:00 to 7:30 for middle schoolers (6th-8th) and high schoolers (9th-12th)!
We all want to know who we are — what we’re good at, what we’re not-so-good at, what makes us unique, and why we matter. Unfortunately, we spend a lot of time (especially as teenagers) creating identities based on all the wrong things. In this 4-week series, we’ll help teenagers discover that they will never fully understand who they were created to be apart from the God who created them. He’s a God who knows us, who gives us a place to belong, who helps us understand ourselves, and who helps us become everything He has created us to be.
December 23rd and 30th - no youth
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
January 6th - You Are Known
This week, we’ll explore the need we all have to feel known. Because our desire to feel known can drive us to do destructive things, it’s important to see we are already deeply known by the Creator of the universe.
Bottom Line: The creator of the universe knows your name.
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-27, Psalm 139:1-6
January 13th - You Belong
This week, we’ll explore the need we all have to belong somewhere. Because our desire to belong can leave us looking for acceptance in all the wrong places, it’s important to know that God has already given us an invitation to belong.
Bottom Line: The creator has given you a place to belong.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:17-22
January 20th - No Youth
Youth Ministry Staff will be away at the High School Winter Retreat.
January 27th - You Are Made to Connect
This week, you’ll explore what Jesus meant by his “vine and branches” analogy as you help students see that, if they want to become everything they were created to be, they need to stay connected with their Creator.
Bottom Line: Connecting with your creator connects what was disconnected.
Scripture: John 15:4-5
We gather together every Sunday evening for food, fun, Biblical teaching, and friendship.
middle school and high school youth from 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Our Mission: To provide an environment of community for teenagers that will help foster their spiritual growth.
How we do this: Our mission is accomplished in two ways. Primarily in our weekly youth meetings we provide a safe, engaging environment where students are given the building blocks for a strong authentic faith. And secondarily we host frequent events outside of church. We do three differnt types of events:
Outreach Events: These events provide an opportunity for students to invite their friends to fun activity. This gives new students a feel for “the church” without feeling overwhelmed in an unfamiliar place.
Spiritual Growth Events: These events happen in the winter and summer over a weekend or week-long camp. We get away from the business of life in order to focus on God and grow deeper in our faith. We use curriculum that challenges the students to grow spiritually, examine their beliefs, and grow closer to their peers.
Service Projects: These events are for students to live out their faith by serving the community. We volunteer regularly at Manna Foodbank, the ABCCM Veterans Quarters, and with River Link.
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