Adolescence is an exciting time and opportunity for youth and parents alike. Children begin to embrace the faith
as their own and to express it in their own unique way as independence grows. We believe that adolescence is not a
waiting period but a time for youth to glorify God and to serve him in their own
way, even as they grow in their faith.
Our youth ministry, as is true of the rest of our ministries, is integrated into the life of the church. That means that
the primary way our youth grow in their faith and knowldege is through corporate worship and as part of the larger church body
as we minister to one another and together to the community and the world. They grow by participating in our life together. We desire
for our youth to learn and to develop the conviction that it is through the ordinary means of grace -- the Word, the sacraments, and prayer -- that
they will grow and mature as disciples of Christ. We desire that they learn that corporate worship is a priority over youth meetings or campus ministries
or any other ministry.
Our youth ministry, as with our other family and children's ministries, is an extension of the ministry of parents in the home.
Our goal as a church is to assist parents in the nurture and discipleship of their youth, and to assist them in the transition from
childhood to adulthood. As such, our youth ministry is primarily for the youth of our church and is centered around Bible and applied doctrinal studies and
appropriate activities and fellowship together. It is not intended as an outreach to the youth of our community, and it is not primarily to provide safe and
"Christian" alternative activities for bored youth. It is to assist parents in the discipleship of their children, and is part of our larger overall ministry
to families in our church.
The goal of our youth ministries is to provide teaching and instruction
for youth and their parents in the unique issues and opportunities they face,
fellowship and service opportunities for youth, integration into the overall
life and ministry of the church, and preparation for living independently as
disciples of Christ, all in partnership with parents.
There is currently a youth Bible study that meets Wednesday nights as part of our Midweek ministry.
A variety of other youth activities are planned throughout the year. Please see our calendar for more information.