“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”- 1 Timothy 4:12
Our Mission:To empower our teens through compassion and teachings to be mission-minded, Christ-centered, disciple-making servants for God’s Kingdom.
Our Goal:To provide a safe, welcoming place where young people who are seeking or hurting can experience God in amazing ways. We do this by offering fun and exciting weekly events to get students and friends from the community in and offer deeper learning and connecting opportunities during the week for support, care and growth. Every student matters in God’s plans for this world and we strive to enable the next generation of church leaders and Christ followers.
Check out all our ministry offerings below! We are always adding more opportunities to connect students and reach out.
Youth Worship Sunday Mornings at 10:45 AM
Sunday mornings we open up the youth worship room for an awesome time of fellowship, fun, and growth together. Each week we open with fun ice breakers or contests, breakfast foods, worship, and then have a challenging message from Jeff based off topics students face at school and home weekly and picked by our students. The messages are enhanced by movie clips, web content, slideshows, student participation, and current and popular music and media. We work hard to make sure all youth feel welcomed and comfortable so that the Holy Spirit can reach as many young people as possible. Friends and guests always welcomed.
Youth Praise Band
The band plays Sunday mornings during our youth worship and helps lead services through their gifts and talents in lifting up God’s name! If you play an instrument, love to sing, or enjoying running sound systems or graphic design we encourage you to contact Jeff Kincaid and become part of our worship team.
Sunday Mornings at 9:15 AM
Come and be part of our open group discussions on topics that YOU bring. We encourage youth to keep their eyes open during the week in the news and at school to anything that peaks their interest and bring it to church that week. We will look at the issues and see where God fits in and what the Bible might teach us about them. Always great conversations and lots of laughs. Open to all youth 7th-12th. Hope to see you there!
Youth Group Sunday Evenings
Every Sunday evening we gather again as a group for weekly youth group. These nights are broken down each month as so:
- 1 big event: i.e. ice skating, concerts, sporting events, corn mazes, scavenger hunts, etc.
- 1 on campus event: i.e. messy game night, movie night, sardines, Peace Olympics etc.
- 2 LIFEgroup Meetings- Youth LIFEgroups meet all over Pickerington for fellowship and conversation
- We also get involved in monthly service project: i.e. raking leaves for shut-ins, caroling at nursing homes, etc.
Sr. High Bible Study
Thursdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
A wide variety of topics and curriculum are used each week as we take part in open discussions on the tough topics in the world and where we can serve and lead. We use movies, songs, games, video clips, object lessons, and all kinds of stuff to drive home how important a relationship with God is and what all we can accomplish through Him. Snacks provided so bring some friends! Current curriculum is The Story.
During both Pickerington schools football season we open up the church to all high school students and their friends after the games, home or away. We will provide snacks, games, movies, a quick devotion, and a comfortable and safe place for young people to gather and have fellowship as well as providing an alternative to post-game parties and pressure situations. One of our greatest outreaches into our community. All are welcome, whether you are the home team or the visitors!
Youth Leadership Team (4th Monday of each month)
Each month all youth are welcome to attend our leadership meetings. Here we discuss our program as a whole, sermon topics, event planning, outreach opportunities, and was we can improve in everything we do.
Our summer mission trip through Jackson Area Ministries happens each year in July. We take a group of youth and adult servants to stay at a church inSouthern Ohiofor a week while working for the needs in the local community. Work sites range from wheelchair ramps, painting, yard work, roofs, food pantries, and all kinds of other needs. Youth work each day and each night are encouraged to seek God out through devotions, Scripture, and teamwork.