Jr. High is for all those in grades 6-8, meeting on Friday nights from 7:00 – 9:30pm. As the COVID pandemic season changed how we approached Youth Ministry out of necessity, it, like many other situations, was a season of reflection and learning. Coming out of this time, one of the values we wanted to be in the forefront of our minds as a youth ministry team was the value we saw in families having time to spend together. This value led us to a new, slightly different youth ministry schedule. This year, we will be doing a 3 weeks on, 1 week off model, allowing for families to have at least one Friday a month together without having to chose between family or youth ministry.
In addition to this, on the months where there is a bonus 5th Friday and at other strategic weeks of the year, we will be having a Special Event Friday. More information about each Special Event will be provided closer to the event date.
In addition to a slight schedule model reworking, we also saw incredible things happen with the youth that were involved in the Worship Band last year. Because we were limited as to what we were actually able to do last year, the Worship Band was the only thing that we were able to make happen consistently. This year, we will be creating other ministry teams for our youth to participate and serve within, all led by a member of our youth leadership team. We will have a:
- Hospitality Team
- Games and Hosting team
- Care team
- Snack team
- Tech team
- Worship team
We will also be restarting our small groups as a part of our Friday Night programming to ensure that we continue to grow in our relationships with Jesus and with one another. We are very much looking forward to this season of Youth Ministry and very excited about what the Lord is going to do in the lives of the youth in this area!