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)!
Do you want to be dateable? All of us want to know that we are desirable to some other person. We all want to be prime dating material, not just for someone, but for the right someone. But how does that happen? How does a person become more or less dateable? And, how do you practice being dateable when you’re 100%, unquestionably single? While the Bible doesn’t offer very specific advice on what to wear or which movie to see on a date, it does have some real, practical, and honest advice that is helpful whether you’re currently dating or just hope to in the future. As we take a closer look at what the Bible says about our relationships and what Jesus said was most important, we may just discover that the best thing that could happen to our love life is love itself.
February 2nd—How to date and break up well
Treat one another well. And if the time comes, be able to break up well. Let's look to scripture for some guidelines on boundaries, respect, and honoring God through our relationships.
February 9th—Marriage and Sex
We live in culture that says sex is just physical and a normal act for any loving couple. We will look at the fact that God made sex, but He gave us rules about how to enjoy it. Primarily we will learn about the importance of waiting for marriage to have sex.
February 16th—Guard against Pornography
We will be separating by gender and talking honestly about pornographic addiction. Pornography is not healthy for anyone, and it does hurt our relationships, our families, and our community. This is a sensitive subject that we believe is important to discuss, but we understand if you prefer your student to not attend.
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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