Just a walk across our parking lot.
Our Youth Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8 PM. The doors at the youth house open at 6. There's free time from 6-6:30 and then we have some sort of organized game. There's an hour long lesson which may include a video, a Bible discussion, breaking into smaller groups, a worship time, or a talk. Then we gather for prayer.
We know that students need to have fun and they need God. We try to make sure every youth meeting is helping them to see that following Christ with their life can be interesting and helpful.
Our youth house has a gaga pit, a foosball table, an air hockey table, an arcade style basketball hoop, an outside basketball hoop, a fire pit, and a swimming pool. And we use all of them! Stop by for a visit on Wednesday night.
Just like for adults, a person's relationship with God is the foundation for the rest of life. When we get to know God for ourselves, he helps guide us through every challenge we experience. Our first goal for every student is to help them develop this relationship with God for themselves. We then teach them how to grow in their faith through prayer and by reading the Bible.
Being a part of a church youth group is so important for teaching students that there are other students like them who want to honor God with their lives. By having friends who share their values, students will not feel alone in their battle against the pressures of the student world. It is a safe place to grow and develop great friendships. Remember that students will struggle with developing deep friendships if we don’t encourage them to push past their beginning discomforts and start getting to know new people.
We aim to have meaningful fun events throughout the year for students to connect and to bring their friends. Some of our typical events include going Tubing at Perfect North, going to the Winter Jam concert, pool parties, Movie nights, hiking trips, and an in-the-dark event called Underground Church.
Each year in the summer we take students on an in-the-states Missions Trip. We strongly encourage students to come along for these week long trips, especially high school students. It's an opportunity to spend a week away together and get to know one another in a way that can only happen when you are away from home. Students serve local ministries and experience places and cultures that they've often never seen. They will see that God can work through them and experience how serving others is life transforming for us and for those we serve.
Each week we send out Remind notifications through the Remind app that the school systems use. You don't even need to download the app to get the messages! Just CLICK HERE. Enter a phone number or an email address and you'll get the latest messages.
If you have questions about how our youth ministry operates, our Youth Ministry Manual probably answers it. This document explains our rules for youth leaders, how we select them, and even answers questions about whether or not you should force your student to come to youth meetings. You can find it here: CLICK HERE
We have a yearlong release form that covers all of our activities for a school year so that you don't have to fill a new one out for every event. It is available here: CLICK HERE
Brandi Smith - 812-216-4965 (Youth Director)
Wil Smith - 812-216-5058
Brent Goben - 812-521-3600
Linda Higginbotham - 812-523-1965
Jason Woods - Call the church office