UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec
16
Sat
Body and Soul
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Dec
17
Sun
Sunday School for all ages
Dec 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Youth Group Sunday School
Dec 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Dec
19
Tue
Worship Rehearsal
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
20
Wed
Youth Group Christmas Party
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Dec
22
Fri
Dads Praying for Kids
Dec 22 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

YOUTH MINISTRIES

Our Vision

To glorify God by coming alongside families as a compassionate community consistently being transformed into true disciples of Christ through genuine relationships, shared experiences, and God-centered teaching. We will joyfully reach out to the physically and spiritually poor, broken, and lost with the love and grace of Jesus Christ, through prayer, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our Core Values

  • Each student is created in the image of God and is deeply loved by their Creator.
  • Effective ministry attempts to address each student’s spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs.
  • Effective student ministry comes alongside godly parenting and fills in the gaps.  Essentially, student ministry is ministry to families.
  • Student ministry is built on teamwork, not individualism.
  • Evangelism and discipleship are God-centered processes.
  • Passionate, open and loving adults have the most impact, through relationships, in the lives of students.
  • Ministry is to be done with excellence and order.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

YOUTH GROUP

Wednesday night is our weekly meeting time for our youth. We have been creating a culture that is worshipful, prayerful, welcoming, relevant, and led by the Holy Spirit.  We laugh a lot, drink coffee, use YouTube clips in our lessons, and ask thought-provoking questions in small groups for the sake of discussion. Our hope is that our students love God more, while following Christ and allowing themselves to be guided by the Spirit.

Meets from 7:30–9:30 PM in the Fireside Room, September through early June with breaks for holidays.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School meets from 9:15–10:15 AM on Sundays during the Church calendar year (which generally follows the school year). This is our weekly time for Middle School and High School students to meet and explore some of the deeper aspects of the Christian faith through scripture, group discussion, and multi-media.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Monthly activities are planned for the purpose of providing students and their friends an opportunity to have fun in a positive setting and to get to know others in our group.

Winter Retreat: We have a great time together hearing God’s Word from a special speaker, and worshiping together.  There are also many other special events and surprises during the weekend.

Summer Trip: Each Summer we pack up and hit the road for week long trip, ie. working at a children’s camp, attending great youth conferences, and a special mission trip are some of the trips taken.

Alive: Alive is an annual middle school youth mega-conference held at The Ocean City Convention Center and sponsored by Youth for Christ.  The Middle School group has been attending this annual conference for many years and it is a staple event in our Middle School Ministries.  Each year the conference is packed with top-notch speakers and musical groups.  Alive normally takes place in late November, so keep an eye out for more information on this great event.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

YOUTH GROUP

Wednesday night is our weekly meeting time for our youth. We have been creating a culture that is worshipful, prayerful, welcoming, relevant, and led by the Holy Spirit.  We laugh a lot, drink coffee, use YouTube clips in our lessons, and ask thought-provoking questions in small groups for the sake of discussion. Our hope is that our students love God more, while following Christ and allowing themselves to be guided by the Spirit.

We meet from 7:30–9:30 PM in the Fireside Room, from September through early June with breaks for holidays.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School meets from 9:15–10:15 AM on Sundays during the Church calendar year (which generally follows the school year). This is our weekly time for Middle School and High School students to meet and explore some of the deeper aspects of the Christian faith through scripture, group discussion, and multimedia.

WORSHIP

The worship team is open to those in grades 9–12. Students who have a desire to serve God through music are given many different opportunities to use these gifts for God’s glory.

The team meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:30 PM in our Fireside Room.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Winter Retreat: Every January we take advantage of the longer Martin Luther King Weekend, and go up to Camp of the Woods, in Speculator, NY, or someplace similar. We have a great time together skiing, hearing God’s Word from a special speaker, and worshiping together. There are also many other special events and surprises during the weekend.

Summer Trip: Each Summer we pack up and hit the road for week long trip, ie. working at a children’s camp, attending great youth conferences, and/or going on a special mission trip are some of the trips taken.

Turkey Tackle: This takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving for Senior High students. Football and pizza!!!  Our alumni come back from college and participate as well!

Random Stuff: Through out the year we take trips to Dorney Park, Great Adventure, Mountain Creek, New York City and who knows where. Check out the youth calendar to see where we are going next.

Upcoming Events

Dec
17
Sun
Youth Group Sunday School
Dec 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Dec
20
Wed
Youth Group Christmas Party
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Dec
27
Wed
No Youth Group
Dec 27 all-day
Jan
3
Wed
Youth Group
Jan 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Jan
9
Tue
Youth Commission Meeting
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
10
Wed
Youth Group
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm