The purpose of the youth group ministry is to work alongside parents to train teenagers on how to study and apply the Bible in their daily lives, share the Gospel, know God’s Word, and serve God with the gifts God has given to them to use for His glory.
For the protection of our young people, all of our youth workers have completed our church’s Child Protection Requirements, which involve an orientation, basic training, and background check.
- Sunday School is a Bible School approach focused on teaching Biblical essentials to teenagers such as: Bible Survey (overview of every book in the Bible, and how the Bible fits together as a whole) Theology, and Hermeneutics (how to study the Bible).
- Wednesday Night Bible Study is a time for the youth group members to share with one another what they’ve studied throughout the week. The Youth Group and youth leaders all use the same Bible study reading plan for their daily Bible reading which asks the reader to write answers to two questions for every day’s passage: “What is the writer saying?” and “How can I apply this to my life?” This is a time to get deeper into the word, and share what they’ve applied, and ask questions of the leaders, and each other, about what they didn’t understand in the passages they’ve read.
- Serving Opportunities. The Youth Group also looks for ways to assist those in need of assistance, such as yard work, service projects, etc. The youth group usually meets once/month for a service project such as these
Teens in the Youth Group are expected to bring their Bibles when attending Youth Group Sunday School and Wednesday Bible Study. For Wednesday Night Bible Study, teens are expected to have read at least some of the passages, answered the questions, and come prepared to share what they learned, how they applied it, and ask any questions they have about the passages. The Bible reading plan can be obtained from John or Jessica Cottier for any teens interested in joining the Youth Group.
The Youth Group meets for Sunday School in the old church building every Sunday morning at 10:00, has youth games following the Sunday evening service (service begins at 6:00, youth games run from 7:00-7:30) and meets on Wednesday nights at 7pm in the Family Life Center for Bible Study discussion.