YOUTH MINISTRY - students in 7th-12th Grade
When it comes to knowing God, we have to spend with Him.
In this series, we’ll explore how important it is to spend time with God. We can get to know Him through nature, worship, life experience, and prayer.
Oct. 8th: ROMANS 1:20
We can know God by taking notice of His creation and the world around us.
Note to Parents: The concept of knowing God can be overwhelming. Where do you even start to comprehend the Creator of the universe? But when we look at the Bible, we see that God does want us to know Him. Talk to your high schooler about this idea. Share one thing you’ve done recently—gone for a hike, read a book, grabbed coffee with a friend—that’s helped you get to know God better.
Oct. 15th: PSALM 145:18
God wants you to know Him—so much so that He will help you know Him.
Note to Parents: One way to know God better is to talk to Him. Prayer doesn’t have to be a formal, impersonal, one-way conversation. Share with your teenager some of your best practices in creating a healthy prayer-life. If you feel like you’re lacking in this area, talk about ways both of you can improve.
Oct. 22nd: 1 PETER 3:15
If someone asks what you believe and why, you should be ready to give an answer.
Note to Parents: The Bible encourages us to talk about our faith (peacefully) with others. Ask your high schooler how comfortable they feel discussing their faith. Help them come up with a few go-to phrases they can share if they’re asked about their beliefs.
Oct. 29th: ROMANS 12:1
There are lots of ways to worship God—worship is more about the Who than the how.
Note to Parents: Spend some time with your student talking about the different ways someone can connect with God—through music, painting, being outdoors, talking over coffee, prayer, sports, etc. If your high schooler isn’t sure which form of worship they’re wired for, encourage them to try out a couple of different ways this week. They may be surprised how they get know God best.
We gather together every Sunday evening from 5-7pm for food, fun, Biblical teaching, and friendship.
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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