Our students, as well as all Christians, are called to Diverge, to be different, from the pattern of this world or the standard set by today’s culture. It is the goal of this ministry help students from 6th – 12th grades engage this culture with the courage to deny themselves with the compassion of Jesus Christ to serving others. Seeing students get to know Christ on a personally and walking with them to own their faith is the passion of what we do.
“let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:22-25
Youth Sunday School meets Sunday mornings at 9:20. This is a time of Bible Study where we open up the truths of Scripture as they apply directly to the student’s lives. We gauge the needs of our students and teach accordingly through groups of either age or gender based.
Ignite meets Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:00 for a time of youth worship. Worship style is contemporary followed by relevant messages meant to “Ignite” a flame within each student and challenging them to diverge.
The Walk meets Sunday nights from 5:00-5:45 for Middle School and 6:10-7:00 for High School. Students will put into play what they learn through other ministry times. There will be less teaching and more students working through their faith by sharing and walking together with one another.
Diverge Winter Retreat
Where: River Oaks Retreat in Honea Path
2nd child same family: $50
3rd child same family: $40
Cost covers room and board for 2 nights as well as dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Due: Signup/Medical Release forms and payments are due by Friday, Jan 8th. Please download those here. All signups after the 8th will pay a late penalty of $10 per student, as well as possibly not be able to choose tshirt size. Leaving: We will meet and leave at 4:30 on Friday the 15th from the church parking lot.
Late Bus: If there are basketball players or cheerleaders who have a game Friday, we will have transportation for you late on Friday night. Let me know if this applies to you and a possible time you can be at church to leave for Retreat. Only those playing or cheering are allowed to leave on the late bus.
9:20 Sunday School in Family Life Center
10:30 Worship in Sanctuary
4:15 All Youth Handbells
5:00 Middle School Youth: FLC
High School Choir in Choir Room
5:45 Light snacks and fellowship time
6:10 Middle School Choir in Choir Room
7:15 High School Breakfast at Bojangles
5:00 Youth Room Open in FLC
6:00 Youth Worship in FLC
7:15 Middle School Breakfast at Whiteford’s