Youth \ Youth Group

Youth Group or “YG” is our powerful ministry for high school students. We invite all 9th through 12th graders to join YG regardless of church or school affiliation. YG usually meets each Sunday evening during the school year from 7:00pm-8:30pm for engaging community, fellowship, spirituality, service and fun. Activities range from teambuilding, to vespers, to service projects, to games, to worship. As they become more involved, many YG “fish” may also choose to participate in Quest for the Spirit, Quest for Truth, Worship Team, YG Pictures, Junior Advisor Team, or serve as Senior Leaders.

Many YG fish view our winter mission trip as a highlight of their YG year. Perhaps the mission trip is better understood simply as an extraordinary, life-changing pilgrimage. Five months of weekly YG experiences of love, covenant and participation lay the foundation for an intense, ten-day pilgrimage during the public school’s winter vacation. The trip is rooted in love and service to work with a partner community and learn about and explore our faith. This pilgrimage then sets the stage for continued relationship building and growth through the end of the program year.

We believe our youth are blessed with a God given desire to seek and pursue a relationship with God that is meaningful to them. If we faithfully build a community where youth have an opportunity to engage our God, made known in and through Jesus the Christ, they will come. For the past 18 years, they have come – in ever growing numbers. Last year, over 200 young people participated in YG and over 160 traveled with us on our mission trip. This year, we have again recruited a staff of caring young adults to be team advisors. We are committed to affording every YG fish an opportunity for meaningful, small group experiences on one of our ten teams. Our calling remains to minister to each and every young person, recognizing him or her for the infinitely valuable child of God that they are.

Register now for YG! The registration form is available here.  Please print it out and mail it to the church or bring it with you to your first YG event.

YG kicks off on Sunday, September 7 at 3:00pm with Beach Day.  See you then!

Click the green button on the left to check out what’s happening this week in YG on our Youth Ministries website!

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