The mission of our programs for youth is to provide a community which encourages growth in our Christian faith. Adult teams lead these ministries centered on prayer, worship, service, and fellowship. Youth are encouraged to be involved in the church at large as well as in activities planned specifically for them. We try to keep activity costs to a minimum; financial assistance is available if needed.
Koinonia/180 meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday night of every month from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM. During these nights students will come together and share a meal as a student body, have a praise and worship time with a Bible message, engage in small groups, have an application led by a student and spend time in fellowship and games. Our theme for the year is “Tough Questions/Going Deeper.” We will also be teaching from and abaout the Heidelberg Catechism, the Apostles Creed, Lord’s Prayer, and other Reformed Doctrines.
Breakfast with Jesus
Every Friday morning from 6:30-7:30a.m. at Wolfgang’s. Students gather for a short devotional, sharing concerns, building friendships, and prayer – and, oh yes – good food! Rides are available to your high schools
An adult mentor meets with a student to share experiences, be a prayer partner, offer encouragement, and a listening ear. Twice a month for at least 2 hours.
Reel to Real
One Saturday a month from 7:30-10:00p.m. Students gather in the youth room to enjoy a free movie, popcorn, and drinks. A fun way to relax and hang out with friends!
Cafe Ubuntu (Sunday Mornings)
The high school students meet during the 10 hour on Sunday mornings for a special time of sharing faith stories through art, poetry, music or song. It is also a time for students to engage in conversations with various adult leaders and/or their peers. Coffee, tea, cappuccino, bagels and muffins are served. Come to refresh your spirit. (January 2006)
Every afternoon from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM the youth room is open and available for students to come hang out, study, or talk.
Mission Trips, Retreats, & Opportunities for Service
Summer Mission Trip – During the summer months our students may participate in any of many week-long mission projects all across the U.S. & Canada. Locations vary from year to year.
Service Projects – Include helping with various organizations with painting, lawn care, and construction; being a tutor in the Camelot Kids Tutoring program on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30p.m.
Retreats – An All High School Retreat is planned for January 13, 14 & 15, 2006 and the Senior Catechism Retreat led by Jack and Carol Roeda is planned for February.
The Minister to Youth position is currently vacant. For more information regarding our Sr. High program you may contact Darwin Glassford at 956-7611 ext. 24 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgJane Bast – High School Adult Leader
Chris & Dawn Boer – High School Adult Leaders
Jonathan & Rachel Laughlin – High School Adult Leaders
Carolyn McCarthy – High School Adult Leader
Ellen Westrate – High School Adult Leader
Dan Voetberg – Prayer Breakfast