But the Lord said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a youth;' for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you, Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord." Jeremiah 1:7-8
WELCOME DAVID CLARKE! David is our Youth Director! He began mid-July and will also be attending seminary as a Center for Youth Ministry Intern. We look forward to great things together. Contact David with any questions about our youth ministry.
Confirmation Classes began in September for youth in grades 7-9. Class meets about twice a month through March. Questions? Contact Leslee Kirkconnell.
Our Junior/Senior High Youth Ministry is open to all youth in grades six through twelve. The Youth Suite is located on the top floor. Come join the fun & fellowship!!!
January 20th is our next youth fellowship night from 5:30-7:00pm come and join us for some food, games and fellowship.
Montreat Conference deadline is February 20th: if you are interst in going to Montreat this year let us know by February 20th the High school conference runs from the 13th-20th of July while the middle school will run from the 17th-20th of July. For more information contact David Clarke
For more information contact David Clarke, our Youth Director.
Graduate/Youth Sunday 2014 videos:
We have a vision of youth ministry in the church where:
Each young person is called to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and is helped to grow in a dynamic, genuine and meaningful faith. Young people are involved throughout the church's life and are able to take risks in a supportive community without fear of rejection.
Youth and adults together as partners create a community which celebrates diversity and cherishes each other's gifts.
Youth are challenged and enabled to respond to God's call to wholeness in their lives and in the world.
Young people discover and claim, over and over again, the Good News of God's redeeming and sustaining love.
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF OUR YOUTH MINISTRY:
The Youth Ministry of The Presbyterian Church serves all Youth from grades 6 -12.
In addition to regular Sunday School classes for Junior and Senior Highs, the Youth Group meets every Sunday evening (unless otherwise noted on our calendar) from 5:30-7:00pm. We gather to study or work and then enjoy fellowship over a home-prepared meal followed by recreation time.
Some recreation events are outside of the regular Youth Group meetings and require travel out of town. Recent events include campouts, ski trips, hiking & climbing trips, amusement parks, tours of religious and sports facilities, visits to art studios, and holiday parties. Two retreats are planned annually by the Presbytery of Western Kentucky. The Winter Get-A-Way is typically the last weekend in February (hosted at by one of our churches) and the Fall Retreat is in November at Camp Loucon in Grayson County. Both of these retreats are for Junior and Senior Highs and include age specific activities. Mission experiences include City Sights/City Lights Middle School Mission Experience hosted by one of the presbytery churches. This typically occurs in late June. An annual Summer High School Mission trip is also planned each year through the Presbytery in June or July.
The most significant Youth Event is the Montreat Summer Youth Conference held at the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC. Annually our church sends approximately 15-20 youth and adults to this week-long retreat during the fourth week of July. This event of spiritual renewal, fun, and fellowship, is for rising 9th graders through graduated 12th graders. Younger siblings or children of adult chaperones may attend the youth clubs during the day. Cost is $500 per person (participation in our three fundraisers reduces the cost by $50 per fundraiser worked). For more info on Montreat check out their website www.montreat.org we attend Youth IV.
During the summer months the youth have worked a weekly mission program called Wednesday Mission Workdays. The workdays typically begin at 10:00am and conclude at 1:00pm. The students participate in small local mission projects in Bowling Green/Warren County. Past workday projects include, assistance at the International Center, clean up at Kaleidoscope, cemetery clean-up at the Bellewood Children’s Home, graffiti clean-up with Bellewood residents, storm drain labeling, cleanup around the church, and several other worthy projects.
For more information or to get involved in our Youth Ministry contact David Clarke.