“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” —Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
About Our Ministry
We are a welcoming community for students where they can develop in their relationships with God and with each other. We strive to develop students who love God and seek to serve—who do not graduate from their faith when they graduate from this ministry.
With this vision in mind, our youth ministry exists to:
- Provide opportunities for students to celebrate God’s presence.
- Give youth opportunities to connect with other Christians.
- Help students grow in faith by gaining an understanding of their spiritual gifts and putting them into practice through ministry and missions.
- Partner with families to strengthen students and their systems of support.
Youth Sunday School is for students in grades 6-12, and meets at 9:30am each Sunday in the FLC/Gym. Students meet for about 45 minutes in groups divided by age group and gender. Our curriculum is KNOWN, which helps students to develop spiritually by knowing God, owning their faith, and making God known.
Sunday Night Live meets each Sunday night at 6:30pm in the Gym. Through the use of high-energy games and team-building activities, students in grades 6-12 come together to learn spiritual truths each week. A snack-supper is provided.
Youth Accountability Groups meet each Wednesday night at 6:00pm in the FLC/Classroom A. Small groups of 4-9 students meet with an adult leader each week for a time of support, encouragement, and accountability. Groups are gender and grade-focused, and meet for an hour each week.
**Sunday and Wednesday evening programs do not meet during June, July, or August.
Other Annual Youth Events
Middle School Fall Retreat, High School Ski Retreat, Fifth Quarter and Lock-In Events, Local Missions Projects, and Super Bowl, Christmas, and Pre-Prom Parties! Event details will be posted by semester (Spring, Summer, Fall/Winter).
Strengthening and supporting families is a priority in our ministry. Ask one of our staff members or volunteers about upcoming family programs or the resources available for parents, students, and families.
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Spring and Summer provides many opportunities for students to grow closer to God and each other. The following is a list of upcoming events in 2014:
March 7-9 Youth Choir Festival (Need more information?)
April 26 Pre Prom Party @ The Villa at Martha Franks
May 18 Graduate Recognition Service
June 8-13 Middle School Beach Camp (Need more information? Click to download Beach-Camp-2014 pdf.)
June 15-20 High School Beach Camp (Need more information? Click to download Beach-Camp-2014 pdf.)
July 12-19 Youth Mission Trip—Savannah, GA (Need more information?)