The teenage years can be challenging to navigate, both for students and their parents. At Alps Road Presbyterian Church, our students are a vital part of the life of the church. Here, we provide a special place for our youth: a place to believe; a place to belong: and a place to become all that God wants them to be.
We have several goals for our ministry to students. We pray that our students will graduate from high school having:
An authentic faith in Jesus Christ.
A wide circle of trusted adults
Healthy moral boundaries
The ability to make wise choices
Respect for authority
The desire to put others first
Sun., Feb. 10, 5-6:30pm - Youth Group meets to plan and prepare for Youth Sunday. Important for all students to attend both weeks!
Sun., Feb. 17, 5-6:30pm - Youth Group.
THE MIX retreat weekend is February 22-24. We have a handful of tickets left. Have you signed up yet? Have a friend you want to bring? Don’t wait to get registered! Cost $80.
2017-2018 Medical Consent forms are available. Please fill out for your rising 6th - 12th grade student(s) so we have on file for events, camps, and retreat.
High School (grades 9-12) is a time when students continue to ask “Who Am I?” and also add questions like “Where do I fit?” and “What are my gifts and talents?”. Most are ready to tackle more challenging questions of the faith as they continue to wrestle with their faith and make it their own. We aim to build strong relationships with our high school students to help provide a firm foundation as they grow and mature.
SUNDAY SCHOOL, weekly 10:00—10:45am
Middle school room 216; High school room 220
Our goal is for students to engage with the Bible and learn to love it. This is the best opportunity for your child to be in the life-long process of Bible Study (it’s not just for kids! Did we mention that we have dy-namic Sunday school courses for adults, too? With adult study topics like “Hearing, Knowing and Obeying God”, “Daniel: from Deportation to the Den” and “Being People of Commitment”, we hope you’ll choose a class for yourself
YOUTH GROUP, Sundays, 5:00—7:00pm with dinner
For all students 6th—12th grades
We meet at the same time to make life easier for families, but we will have separate middle and high school experiences weekly for students. Sunday evenings are more theme-based than Sunday morning—topical and relevant to life. Sunday nights always include opening activities, theme for evening, game or fun and dinner. Relaxed, fun and relevant. See you there! Parents, please use Sign Up Genius e-mailed to everyone to volunteer to provide dinner at least once each season (Fall, Winter & Spring).
Middle School (grades 6-8) is a time when students are discovering who they are. In our ministry, we are excited to come alongside our students and their families and nurture their growth: spiritual, emotional and social.
By the time our students finish the 8th grade, we hope they:
Know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Know that it’s absolutely OK to have questions about their faith, but to keep seeking to deepen their faith and understanding
Have built a regular habit of reading scripture
Know that they are created in the image of God and they’re unique and special just as they are
Make wise choices based on the truth of Scripture
Know they can rely on God 24/7
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS for the whole family!
5:45pm Dinner followed by WaHo (Wednesday Afternoon HangOut— devotion with interns, Kathryn and Evan—separate groups for middle & high school students)., children’s choir, Kidz Club, adult classes (this Fall: “Islam: Religion or Political System?” And “Being Married and Being Parents to Young/Teen Children” —2 great options!)
Did I mention dinner each week? No cooking is always a great idea!
FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS
(recommended 3rd—8th grades)
Are you aware that 90+ percent of American households own at least one Bible? However, the staggering statistic is that only 20 percent of those who own Bibles will ever read through it completely in their lifetime. This includes regular church-going members. With these statistics in full view, it is unfortunately easy to conclude that Bible sales far outpace Bible reading! The Essential 100 Challenge (The E100) is a proven systematic approach that guides readers through the big picture of the Bible without getting bogged down and frustrated. The E100 is a carefully selected list of short Bible passages -- 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament. The passages are usually one to two chapters in length and can easily be read in 10 minutes or less.
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
"I don't want to look back someday and realize I wasted my time. I want my life to count for something important."
Have you ever asked yourself, What difference am I making with my life? On some level, we all struggle to find our own answer to that fundamental question. The search for significance is the underlying motivation for virtually all human activity. It's what drives us. The Essential Question is a fast-paced journey through the book of Acts that builds on the question the Apostle Paul asked, “What shall I do,Lord?” (Acts 22:10).
Participating E100 and E-Question students will receive a punch card to keep track of readings. Monthly small group meetings with youth staff/interns available.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY! Wee Kidz helpers are needed weekly to assist nursery staff in leading Kidz Praise time after younger children leave the service. 1 student weekly during early service; 1-2 students weekly during late service. Interested 6th—12th graders are scheduled in a rotation—students serve every 4-6 weeks depending on the number of volunteering students. Please sign up on enclosed postcard.
Please see the links above for current and future youth events or the Upcoming Events Tab or contact Rev. Deb Trimpe at (706) 549-9284 or email@example.com