A safe and welcoming place to hang out. Includes open-format (gym, coffeehouse, food, table-top games, and gathering event (group game, talk, conversations, music).
7th & 8th grade: 6:30-9:30 pm (must be picked up by 9:55pm)
9th-12th grade: 6:30-11:30 pm
A weekly space to come together to grow in our understanding of God’s Word and how it must be transforming our lives, including interactive worship experiences and student-led teaching.
Students hanging out in youth leader & family homes discussing the Bible.
Offered fall, spring, and summer.
A party that includes food, hang out, short film, and safe discussion about the basics of the Christian faith.
Friday nights in spring.
Quarterly opportunities to serve our community alongside our peers, parent, or mentor.
Giving students the needed change of pace in order to connect with Christ. onMission trips assist students in discerning what following Christ looks like.
LIFE IMPACT CONFERENCE
Connecting teen guys with Christian men and teen girls with Christian women who are encouraging role models.
Adult Youth Leaders build purposeful relationships with students with the intention of helping students become more like Jesus.
Supervised, practical training for the onMission lifestyle.
We believe that a teenager’s parent/guardian is the most important influence in their life and so want to do our best to encourage them.
PARENTING TEENS SERIES
Professional practitioners presenting a talk on real-world parenting skills and conversations about teen realities.
PARENTING TEENS COURSE
A video and conversation-style course facilitated by seasoned parents for parents.
PARENTING TEENS CLASS
A community of parents getting together with other parents and conversing about a weekly topic from real-world parenting teens issues.
PARENTS DROP IN
As parents pick up students between 9:30-9:55pm on Friday nights, they are invited to “drop in” for a couple minutes!
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