YOUTH MINISTRY - students in 6th-12th Grade
important: youth times are 4:30 - 7:00 for middle schoolers (6th-8th) and 5:30 to 7:30 for high schoolers (9th-12th)!
When you were a kid, you probably had to be reminded to share some things. Your toys. Your cookies. Your video games. But learning to share isn’t just for kids. Jesus had to remind His followers to share a few things, too. In this 2-week series, we’ll explore passages from the Gospels and the Book of Acts through the lens of community. Each week, we’ll look at one passage about Jesus and one story about how some of His first followers put His teachings into practice in the days of the early Church. This will help our students learn to better love and care for each other by sharing what they have: their stuff, their ideas, their lives, and their stories.
November 4th– Share Your Life
This week, we’ll help students discover how to love others by sharing their lives with others. Like Jesus modeled with His disciples, and Philip practiced with the Ethiopian eunuch, we need people and people need us.
Bottom Line: Share your life, because your life can change other peoples lives.
Scripture: John 13:1-5, Acts 8:26-40
November 11th– High School Only
Middle School will be finishing up the Fall Retreat. There will only be High School Youth from 5:30-7:30.
November 18th– Share Your Story
This week we’ll help students discover how to love others by sharing their stories—even the painful parts. Like Jesus and the apostle Paul demonstrated, God can work through even our most painful stories, if we’re willing to share them.
Bottom Line: Share your stories, because stories remind us that we are not alone.
Scripture: Luke 24:36-42, Acts 28:1-10
November 25th- No Youth for Thanksgiving weekend
We gather together every Sunday evening for food, fun, Biblical teaching, and friendship.
Middle school youth from 4:30 - 7:00 pm
High school youth from 5:30 - 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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