Youth: Our youth are not segregated to themselves but are connected to the church through activities that engage across the generations. Our teens meet each week for Bible Study, and once a month they meet for planning on the first Sunday of the month, at 9:30 a.m. They also meet once a month during the school year, usually the first Friday for a movie and occasional lock-in (overnight) at church.
One of the things God expects us to do as Christians is to teach the next generation about God’s love and His plan for each of us. During seventh and eighth grades, our students go through a series of classes we call ‘confirmation’ where they actively work with the pastor to understand God’s plan, how to share their faith, where to find answers, what to do about fear, pressure, and competition or when friends don’t understand our faith or why we attend church services and Sunday School.
At the end of this time of study, the student presents him or herself to God, boldly declaring his/her faith and belief in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This begins their time as an adult member of our congregation, equipped to share the gospel as they go into high school, college, and beyond.
On Sunday, April 15, one person will be confirmed during our 10:45 service. It’s a moving time for the student and their family, for the pastor, and for the congregation as we see firsthand how God loves and lives in this young person.