We believe people of every age should hear and know the Good News of Jesus Christ, and young people are no exception. Youth are invited to participate in an exciting youth ministry as well as fully in the life and worship of the whole church.
Youth participate in weekly Sunday school and youth group, regular service projects, fun events, retreats, and in annual summer mission trips. There are also opportunities for small group discipleship and confirmation (every other year for the school year) for those ready to consider making an adult public profession of faith.
Youth also participate fully in the life and worship of the church, serving as worship team musicians (and sometimes in the choir), as lay assistants and ushers, and in many other ways. Truly we have the best of a dedicated youth program and an inter-generational church. Every young person is known and loved and we regularly welcome friends to youth group and other church activities.
Sunday School (4th-8th) meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am in the Admin area of the main building. We hope to create a safe place for youth to open up and share as well as provide a group to offer encouragement, advice, and prayer. The class also studies scripture to learn the wisdom God has to share about the issues discussed. We will be discussing selections from the Gospels this Fall of 2021. (High school students are welcome at youth Sunday school or may elect to attend one of the adult classes.)
G-Shep Youth (4th-8th) gathers weekly on Sundays from 5-6:30pm in the youth building (separate from main building, next to playground). The time includes recreation and games, worship time, a lesson, small group discussion, and dinner together. Throughout the year there will be opportunities for service projects, fun events, retreats, and summer mission projects. (High school students are welcome at G-Shep Youth events!)
High School Discipleship: high school students are invited to meet with Christy or another adult mentor for encouragement, study, accountability, and/or conversation. Talk to Christy for more info!!
*For more info on Youth Ministry contact Christy at the church (704-364-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org).