This group is a place where youth can explore and live into their authentic selfhood, being the person that God created them to be, while also growing in their faith.
We have a lot of fun and lots of fellowship! We play games that help them work as a team and laugh and experience the joy of Christian life! We all need community that deeply knows and cares for us. Some events in this category are: movie night, working together to get through a night corn maze, and Halloween and Christmas parties. We just want them to create the safe space where they can be their teenage selves.
Service is another important aspect of youth group. They are hungry to give back to their communities and to make a difference in the world. We are going to do another mission trip this summer (2020). There will be some fundraising to go along with that.
We will also work on growing in our faith during our time at youth group. We will talk about the issues that they are facing at their age and what our faith has to say about it. Our goal is also to help them own their faith story and know and experience the love and presence of God in their lives.
Last, youth group is a place where they can develop their leadership skills. As they are preparing for college, they need opportunities to reflect leadership in all areas of their life. The youth are a part of the planning process and leading the events.