What’s coming up…
We love youth and families! But here is the truth: traditional youth ministry isn’t working great . Research shows around the United States nearly 50% of students walk away from the church after they graduate from High School. (read more)
As part of our church relaunch we have charted a new course, that is both true to the Bible and research-based. It is based on 4 key principles:
- Partnership with Families – Parents are the #1 influencers when it comes to spirituality in young people, even teenagers. We want to empower parents to nurture faith in their families.
- Intergenerational Relationships – Youth also need to be engaged with other adults (who are not their parents). We believe this happens best in church when youth have opportunity to serve alongside and ministry with other adults and youth. This is less “youth group” and more “all church”.
- Whole Gospel – We want to clearly communicate the whole truth about the gift of grace from Jesus Christ, not just a fragmented list of Bible stories.
- A Safe Place for Doubt – We want to dive in deep to the worldview and foundational topics and ask the hard questions and give our youth (and adults) an opportunity to honestly wrestle with claims of the Bible.
Our plan for youth in Middle and High School
We want to invite you to bring your youth to church with you, in the actual regular service. Wait, before you go… please read on…
We know it is not the easy button! Trust us, we know, you just need a break. One hour of kid-free time on Sunday sounds great. Youth in church isn’t always easy. But trust us, invest that time into your kid’s spiritual life and you’ll be thankful in the end. Don’t miss the spiritual conversations that come from a family discussing the Bible message they heard together.
Every 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6:00PM
In addition to your youth coming to church, STARTING APRIL 15th, we will be offering evening events every 1st and 3rd Thursdays tailored to their specific needs and interests.
We also invite our youth to find places to serve in the local body, examples include: on the stage with the worship team, handing out bulletins in the lobby, or working with young ones in the nursery. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to help.