The vision of our youth programs is to assist youth to become deeply committed followers of Jesus Christ who love God, care for each other, and serve in the world.
Our purpose is to bring young people together in a life of faith, fellowship, and action and to address spiritual, emotional, and social needs unique to youth. We create a safe space for our young people to gather and share their lives with each other and caring adult mentors.
We bring youth and adults together to build meaningful relationships with each other and with God. Our ministry provides opportunity to encounter Christ and serve God through mission trips and service projects while growing better disciples of Christ. Through worship, activities, and conversation, we explore our faith, grow in fellowship, and develop Christ-like lives.
Helping the next generation explore and exercise their faith
- Students from middle and high school meet regularly during the school year.
- Typically, we meet on Sunday nights at 6:30 PM.
- For deeper discussions, the group is often split into age-appropriate dialog.
- We also engage in mission and events. Check our event calendar for the next opportunity!
Camp, Serving, and Missions
Opportunities to BE the church
- High School students can participate in Appalachia Service Project.
- Youth can be junior counselors for elementary camp at Lake Lucerne.
- Youth summer camp at Green Lake offers growth opportunities for kids entering 6-12 grades.
- Youth can serve in elementary Sunday School, worship and technology, hospitality, and mission projects.
Confirmation for the 7th and 8th grade students
Confirmation is a Christian tradition for bringing our youngest members into the church
- Confirmation is celebrated every two years with classes alternating between a Bible survey and church membership.
- During confirmation, we study the bible, probe our faith, and go on overnight retreats.
- Confirmation is a principle path to membership in the church.
- Talk to the pastoral staff if you would like to be part of the next class.
Youth ASP 2022
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