YOUTH GROUP//grades 8 to 12
What is Youth Group?
Youth group is all about figuring out what it means to follow Jesus.
Look at this this way: a little over 2000 years ago, this man walked around in a place called Galilee. He taught some revolutionary things that would forever change our world. Even the years on the calendar are based on when he was born (well, mostly): that’s a PRETTY BIG DEAL. As Shane Claiborne would say, Jesus ruined our lives (don’t worry, it’s a good thing…mostly) and we, the youth team, are here to help him ruin yours. Ha!
Ok but really. Youth Group is what happens when young people like yourself want to figure out what the big deal about Jesus really is. And maybe even have your life completely transformed in the process?
What happens at Youth Group?
We meet at 6pm on Thursday nights to share dinner together: sushi, pizza, burritos, and our favorite – “breakfast for dinner”. Mmm. At 7pm, we switch gears and do stuff together to help us understand what the big deal is about Jesus, and what it means for you, a teenager, to live out what Jesus taught: how do you love those who are hard to love? did Jesus say anything about booze? or sex? do I really have to ride a donkey to school (the answer on that one is no). Anyway – that kind of stuff.
“But I’m busy Thursdays…sad face”
That’s alright, because we get that not everyone will connect with us through Youth Group. Come chat with us, we’re always available. Come volunteer, we have tons of ways for you to explore your faith and for you to leave your mark on this world. And hey, if you kick butt at it, we even have scholarships so you can drop out of school and focus on being a disciple (that’s a joke…don’t drop out of school…but we do offer scholarships).