Approach the Lost
Our mission in youth ministry is for students to have a safe place to Mature Spiritually, Approach the Lost, all while Pursuing God. This is a crucial time in a students life and at Memorial we want to encourage the Refining process, to help grow them to the best they can be for God.
There are a number of weekly activities for the Youth. These activities are in place to give them the opportunity to connect with other maturing believers and pursue God together. The main meeting times are Sunday Morning, Sunday Night, and Wednesday Night. There are many Youth Events outside of regular Sunday and Wednesday Programing, for the closest upcoming events, click here. In order for them to go to these outside events you need to fill out a Medical Release form each year: 2019 Authorization for Medical Treatment.
This is our Sunday School for Youth. This takes place after the 9:00am worship service. The Students split up 9th and 10th grade. 11th and 12th grade. 7th and 8th grade. The Middle School and 11th and 12th grade meet upstairs in rooms off the loft and 9th and 10th grade meet downstairs by the gym. These are mainly in smaller groups and focus on the aspect of Maturing Spiritually. For a map of the Church, click here.
For our Sunday Night events we are taking a different look for the Fall. We will have one outreach event where the gospel is shared and students are invited to bring lost friends to.
We will have one night where we go and serve to some capacity in the community. Whether that be through a nursing or retirement home, or through a homeless shelter. We want to spend one Sunday Night a month doing what God has called us to do together.
Our last style is our Godly guys and Godly girls night. This is where we split the guys and the girls up into a different home. We want the students to get more comfortable with each other outside of a church setting. So, they can be more comfortable talking about the deeper issues for both guys and girls.
During the school year, the youth meet on Wednesday Evenings for a time focused on Small Groups. Activities on these nights are designed to be more in-depth studies of God's Word. There will be a time of games and announcements, and worship. Then large group teaching followed by small group discussion. The time will be 6:15-7:30pm, starting after the dinner by the church. A couple times a year there is a chance to do some service work throughout the church which will take place on Wednesday Nights.