Mission & Philosophy
The Youth Ministry exists as a ministry of the church in her endeavor to make kingdom disciples (Matt. 28:19), providing opportunities for ministry and fellowship for the young people in our midst. Our over-arching objective is to help young Christians to think biblically—to build a Christian worldview—and encourage them to live out that knowledge in the world. We are seeking to be distinctly Reformed in our approach to youth ministry—that is, we are dedicated to the ordinary means of grace, i.e., prayer, Bible study, as the God-ordained means of spiritual formation. That does not mean we do not participate in fun activities together. It simply means that our first order of business is getting into the Word of God that we may be equipped to uplift the Name of Christ in every area of life.
We strive to be family friendly. As with our Children’s Ministry, the Youth Ministry is simply one more way that we as a church can fulfill our vows that we take at a covenant child’s baptism. We do not seek to supplant the role of parents in the spiritual formation of their children. We are here to come alongside parents as they raise their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord by providing them with resources and opportunities.
We meet regularly on Wednesday evenings in the church fellowship hall. Students begin to arrive at 5:45 pm and pizza is served at 6:00 pm with music, Bible study, and breakout discussions to follow. The music, study, and discussion ends at 7:30 pm though many youth remain for fellowship, or a game on our ping pong and foosball tables. Any student in 6th – 12th grade (or corresponding ages) are welcome to join us each Wednesday evening. You can find more information on our Twitter or Facebook pages. Please see the Youth Calendar and Church Bulletin to remain informed about upcoming events.