Our youth group age is from grades 7 to 12 and our events are Friday nights. We start at 7 pm and we go until 10 pm.
Our mission at Core Youth is focus on our Up – In – Out.
- Up – Our relationship with God
- In – Our relationship with other believers
- Out – Our relationship with those who don’t share our faith and our community
Up (First week of every month) – Deeper – We meet for a time of hanging out at the beginning of the night whether it be in the gym playing different games or in the café where we let the youth enjoy a cup of tea/hot chocolate and spend time talking and playing cards or games. Then we spend most of the night focusing on a Bible teaching and breaking off into small groups. We divide the groups based on grade and gender. The goal is to create a safe environment where the youth can talk about themessage and deal with the heavy topics they deal with throughout the week
In (Second week of the month) – (Event Changes) – These nights we focus on the event part of the night. Sometimes we turn the church into a giant cook off with the youth creating dishes to be judged by a panel of leaders, or we put harnesses with glow sticks on them and the youth run around in the dark trying to steal each other’s glow sticks. We always finish these nights with a time of teaching and breaking off into small groups. Our goal is to always have a teaching for the youth and breaking off into small groups.
Out (Third week of the month) – Service Night/Out Event – Our out events focus on impacting our community through a service project one month, and then the next month is an event where we usually leave the church and have an opportunity to invite friends who don’t go to church and share our faith. Usually a more fun event like lazer tag or the corn maze.
Family Friday (Fourth week every month) – We take our fourth Friday of every month off so that we can do leadership training for the leaders as well as every other month we give the leaders a week off to catch their breath. We also do a Senior High Bible Study almost every week on Wednesday in the youth room (upstairs by the gym) from 6 to 7:30 pm. We usually go through a video series and talk about it after! This is for grade 10-12.