YOUTH MINISTRY

Woodgreen Presbyterian Church is pleased to offer a special ministry to youth.

Who?

Our ministry is focused on youth in grades 7-12.  Youth from the community or those who may not have a church are also welcome.

What?

Junior Youth (grades 7-9) will be working their way through the book Radically Different by Champ Thornton.  This book, focused on thinking biblically about life and relationships, was written for middle school students.  Members of Junior Youth will have lessons to complete in order to be prepared for discussion at youth meetings.  Books have been ordered and will be distributed once they arrive.

Senior youth (grades 10-12) will be considering and discussing a Christian worldview to equip them to defend their faith as they near high school graduation and prepare to enter the world.  Pastor Don will lead discussions based on the DVD Series TrueU 1:  Does God Exist? and TrueU 2:  Is the Bible Reliable?  Books have been ordered and will be distributed once they arrive

We have tentatively scheduled two opportunities for our youth to provide service to the members of our congregation – in December and in February (tentatively a Valentine’s event).  These opportunities will be planned based on the COVID restrictions that are in place at those times.

When and Where?

Because of COVID restrictions, we are not including meals as part of youth meetings this year.  The schedule for youth meetings (which will take place at the church, October 2020 – May 2021) follows:

  •                             5:45 – 6:00    Drop off
  •                             6:00 – 7:00    Lessons/Discussions (split into Junior and Senior Youth)
  •                             7:00- 7:30     Games/Activities for combined youth
  •                             7:30               Pick up

Why?

We believe youth are very special to God. After all, God tells us in His Word that the children of believers are “holy.” How gracious is our God, “showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands” (Ex 20:6)! However, this is not only a blessing but also a call to faith and faithfulness for those covenant children, for their parents and the church. Thus we minister to our youth to nurture their faith, and we also seek to share the hope of life and salvation in Jesus Christ with those young people who have never heard.