Youth Alpha – Week 6 Highlights

Youth Alpha – Week 6 Highlights

One of the cool things about Friday Night Coffeehouse is that you meet students that return after awhile and you can reconnect through conversations, games, or over some food. This week, Jordan J, was back and hanging out again with us. He’s the type of student...
Youth Alpha Week 5 Highlights: April Fools’ Fest

Youth Alpha Week 5 Highlights: April Fools’ Fest

Part of what makes our NextGen ministries flow and “work” is the tireless efforts of not just our volunteers, but also the commitment of parents and guardians. This week, there was a really cool example of this: Even though her son, Michael H, was not...
Youth Alpha: Week 2 #Fiesta

Youth Alpha: Week 2 #Fiesta

We value the importance of having welcoming spaces in all of our NextGen programs.  When our spaces are set up right, the message is “We were expecting you, and we are thrilled you’re here!” At Friday night Coffeehouse on March 11, one may have...
Youth Alpha Retro 80s Bash: 2016 Launch Party Highlights

Youth Alpha Retro 80s Bash: 2016 Launch Party Highlights

What do neon colors, old school games, Bon Jovi, jacket buttons and side ponytails have in common? They all come from the 1980’s and were part of our Youth Alpha Launch Party on March 4, 2016.   80 students in attendance Dance floor Music videos from the...
#Highlights | #YouthAlpha 2015 | Week 5

#Highlights | #YouthAlpha 2015 | Week 5

Week 5 is in the books. We had another high energy night. Traditional Mexican music filled the building, all while lots of tacos, quesadillas, beans, and rice were consumed. We even had the special treat of watermelon cupcakes, and homemade Mexican soda. Students...
Reaching Youth in Our Local Neighborhood

Reaching Youth in Our Local Neighborhood

Two years ago, there was a large group of teenage guys who began coming to Coffeehouse. Most of them were from the neighborhood, within walking distance of the church. These guys especially loved to play basketball. In some ways, they are kind of like the...