SPIRITUAL FORMATION FOR OUR Youth
Youth has its glory and its challenges. So many changes are happening in this stage of their development: physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Our goal is to equip our students to move their life of faith beyond the church walls and into their daily context. Through connecting biblical teaching with day to day living, our hope is that our students become 24/7 Disciples of Christ.
These are some of the ways we strive to foster their Spiritual Formation and build lasting relationship with both God and others.
Youth Group Activities - Throughout the year, a variety of activities are offered for students in 6th grade through 12th grade These are occasions for interacting with each other in safe, creative venues. In addition, we enjoy gathering for a meal and conversation about faith, life, and God's love for them and calling on their lives. From wrestling with scripture to wrestling with practical 'real life' questions, God has something to say to each of us.
Confirmation - Confirmation is a two year course that starts when students are in 7th grade. In this class we move through the whole Bible from the Old Testament to the New Testament as well as the history and theology of the Christian faith. This is a great foundation for students to begin going through the Bible, and making the faith their own. We meet every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:15 am.
Retreats - Throughout the year several weekend retreats are offered for both our Jr. and Sr. High students. These trips are planned by the denominations regional youth pastors; all the New England Covenant churches bring their youth groups. There are always great speakers, music, and tons of games. With 300-400 students in attendance, there are plenty of new people to meet as well.
Missions Trips - In some years, our youth take trips to serve a community outside of their own. It's important to serve your own community, but it's just as important to have a perspective beyond one's immediate surroundings. Through these trips our students not only get to serve in places that are vastly different than their own, but we also partner with local churches and get to see the different ways that the church body worships. Past trips have been to Chicago and Philadelphia and the New England Seafarers Mission.
A completed Parent Consent & Release Form for children (under 18 years) is required to participate in events off-site.
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