YOUTH MINISTRY - students in 7th-12th Grade
important: Starting September 9th, all youth times will be pushed back 30 minutes, from 4:00 to 4:30 for middle schoolers and 5:00 to 5:30 for high schoolers!
You’ve probably had an experience or two that has taught you the power of a good friendship and the danger of a destructive one. This is never more true than during the teenage years, when teenagers are the most susceptible they’ll ever be to the influence of their peers. Teenagers, though, sometimes have difficulty seeing the way their friendships influence them. So, in this 4-week series, we’ll be discussing how to choose our friends wisely, exploring the qualities of a healthy friendship, encouraging students to build friendships with wise people, and helping them see Jesus as their best and truest friend.
September 9th- Influence
This week, you’ll help students see how much influence their friends have on them and why it’s important to choose good friends.
Bottom Line: Your Friends Influence You
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:33, Proverbs 12:26, 18:24
September 16th- Support
This week, you’ll help students spot the differences between real friends and fake friends as you examine what true friendship looks like.
Bottom Line: True friends stand together.
Scripture: Proverbs 17:17, 27:6, 27:17, 18:24
September 23rd- Wisdom
This week, you’ll help students see the importance of finding (and keeping) friends who are wise, and what this looks like in their everyday lives.
Bottom Line: The best friends are wise friends.
Scripture: Proverbs 13:20, 16:24, 16:28, 22:24-25
September 30th- Friendship and Jesus
This week, you’ll encourage students to consider the idea of Jesus as their best and truest friend, and what that might look like in their lives.
Bottom Line: Jesus wants to be your best friend.
Scripture: Proverbs 18:24, John 15:9-17
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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