Spring 2019 Youth Ministry (6th through 12th grade)
The vision for the youth at Grace is that they, along with the church body, would grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Students in our youth ministry are given opportunities to lead, learn, and grow in love for Jesus and others.
There are three regular meetings a week: Sunday School, Wednesday Discipleship, and Youth Worship. In each we focus on God and our relationship to him through different perspectives. All these meetings are at the Youth House.
Email Will at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the special activities calendar or to be included on the weekly GraceYouth Newsletter.
Sunday School: Sunday, 9:00-9:45 AM
In Sunday school we simply dive deep into the biblical text. Our Fall series "1 Samuel" has us reading, learning, and discussing how God’s acts in this book relate to the church today.
Wednesday Discipleship: Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 PM, concurrent with Awana and Adult studies.
Wednesday Discipleship changes every semester, with a view to meeting students where they need God’s Truth. In past semesters we have studied the Lord’s Prayer in depth, simply read books of the bible out loud together, discussed the dynamics, difficulties, and blessings of all the relationships God has put us into, and discussed apologetics issues with a view to loving unbelievers.
This semester in our study, “Kingdom, Covenant, and Christ,” we are tying the New and Old Testaments together historically and theologically. What happens historically, and how is God faithful to his people between the establishing of the monarchy with David and the first advent of our Lord Jesus? Who were these kings? These prophets? These foreign nations? What’s the story line? What’s going on?
This study is designed so that new students of the bible as well as those acquainted with the scriptures can all dive deeper together in understanding God’s Word.
Youth Worship: Sunday, 5:30-8:00 PM, with Dinner
At Youth Worship we specifically utilize theology to apply Scripture to every area of our life. The Sr High (9th-12th grade) leads in music, prayer, and games, and there is a message with discussion led by the Youth Director or special guests. Adult volunteers bring a meal.
This Spring, we are tackling the big issues in our series, “Questions for the Curious.” Does Jesus really claim to be God? When are the last days? Is speaking in tongues for today? Are Adam and Eve historical persons? Is Hell real? Are there mistakes in the Bible? How can I know God’s will?
Questions such as these will be presented from a Reformed perspective. Besides pointing students to how the Bible addresses all the important questions of life, one main goal will be demonstrating and teaching what it looks like engaging those with different viewpoints from a stance of humility, deference, and winsomeness.