Who we are
We believe you shouldn't have to do life on your own. In a broken world filled with pain, sorrow, and darkness we’re all looking for a place where we are both known and loved. Our youth ministry offers opportunities for students to have that place of belonging.
As a place of belonging, our purpose is to show youth they are made in God's image, give them a place to live in authentic community, and together become people who love like Jesus.
One of the most important things we do is small groups. For the last 30-40 minutes of each youth group, we gather students (7th-12th grade) in age and gender specific small groups with an adult leader(s). It's a time for real conversation, being yourself, sharing life's highs/ lows, encouraging each other, asking tough questions, and discussing together what it means to love like Jesus. There's nothing else like it.
Check out the current youth ministry calendar at the bottom of the page for opportunities to find that place of belonging while growing a faith that loves like Jesus.
Sunday Night Life (SNL)
SNL meets every Sunday evening during the school year from 6pm (5:30 if there's a meal) to 8pm in the Youth Room (201) for food, hanging out, music, games, teaching, and small groups. We also have special events (see below) for serving our community and connecting with other youth. All students are welcome!
During the Summer, we take a break from Sunday evenings and instead have Summer Wednesdays for youth group. Summer Wednesday gatherings will sometimes be in the mornings (Crepes & Chill) and sometimes in the evening with dinner (Pool Parties and Game Nights). Summer gatherings include a short time for prayer and/or discussion about following Jesus, but they're also very laid back and fun! Friends are always welcome. See page 2 of the Summer calendar for details.
We have a number of annual special events throughout the year designed for developing deeper connection and opportunities to tangibly love like Jesus. Some highlights include the Trunk or Treat community event during the Halloween parade, the Zeteo retreat in January, a Lock-In overnight at the church in March, the NYC mission trip in April, the Red Bird mission trip to Kentucky in July, and the Impact camping retreat in July.
Check out the current youth ministry calendar
Complete the youth ministry release form
If you have any questions or wish to participate, please contact Stephen Haverstick.