Teen Growth: Discipleship

Teen Growth: Discipleship

How are we growing?  It starts with pushing ourselves to mature in our knowledge and love for God. Sounds simple right?  Yes, but this takes a conscious effort. We encourage teens to be regulars at Sunday Morning Youth Group and active in their Small Groups....
Small Group Success

Small Group Success

Why do Small Groups work? For many reasons, but let’s start with two: First, it all starts with community. People love people, and especially people to whom they relate. There are many activities going on in students’ lives at this point in the school...
What has God been teaching you?

What has God been teaching you?

“What has God been teaching you, Nate?” As a Youth Pastor, one of the greatest things I get to see is when a student makes the connection of their spiritual need for God. But what happens when time snuffs out that fiery and full-hearted...
Student Teachers at Sunday Morning Youth Group [Fall 2014]

Student Teachers at Sunday Morning Youth Group [Fall 2014]

This fall semester at SMYG, students will have the opportunity to teach the Bible study to the  Jr High or High School group.  We have chosen to do this because: Student teachers will be accountable to study their Bible throughout the month. As...
Every Teenager Needs (These Three Things)

Every Teenager Needs (These Three Things)

I have had the opportunity to serve with teenagers in this church for almost ten years now. I love teenagers! From my adolescence and college experiences to my time serving in this community, I am convinced, more and more every day, that there are three things that...
What is the (youth) Student Internship?

What is the (youth) Student Internship?

“The Lord (Jesus) appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers...