Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry Program at The Village Church is open to all students in Grades 6-12.  
We focus on four objectives:
1. Education 
Our Youth Bible Study meets during the 9 and 11 am services after the Apostles Creed.  Sunday Bible Study is the main point of church contact for many of our students.
Our Youth Group times (Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at The Village Church and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Reverb Church) feature teaching and small groups.
For middle schoolers, we have Wild Wednesday during the school year.  Students walk to the church from Pacetti Bay Middle School and Mill Creek Academy and stay until 5:00 p.m.  Our time together features games, snacks, devotions and discussions, and homework time with tutoring help available.
And for High School students, our Monday morning Student Prayer Breakfasts (8:00-8:45 a.m. during the school year), include Bible Study. prayer, a hot meal, and transportation to school. Summer Camps are great opportunities to grow and learn.  We have partnered with Warren Willis Camp, Camp Susque, YoungLife Camps (Southwind and Rockbridge) and Realife Camp at Camp Anderson North.
2. Fellowship 
Throughout the year, The Village Church provides many opportunities for students to spend time together socially and at play, including games at Youth Group and Wild Wednesday gatherings, off site trips, meals on many non-school Mondays, and activities many Friday nights during the school year.  In addition, we have a full slate of summer fellowship outings for students, spring break activities, and our annual All-Night Christmas Party and Shopping Extravaganza.
3. Service 
We want to instill in our students the need for service to others and to give back to our church, community, region, and world.  Students have the opportunity to participate in several missions and service projects throughout the year, including helping with Children’s Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, the Nursery, making signs for Kairos Prison Ministry, and working with Hunger Fight, Camp I Am Special and other organizations.  Students also participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring, World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, and Operation Christmas Child in addition to a Spring Break Service Blitz, sponsoring girls in Peru, and summer mission trips (past trips have gone to upstate New York, Tampa Bay, Orlando, St. Louis, Nashville, York, PA, Charleston, SC, St. Thomas and Bradenton).
4. Worship 
We encourage students to be active participants in worship here at The Village Church or wherever their home church happens to be, and to make the worship of God a lifestyle and not just one hour of their week.  We also attend worship events geared to youth throughout the year, including Youth Quake Live, Winter Jam, Rock the Universe and XII Conference.  Students have also been active in the church choir and worship band.
Our Activities for Youth
SUNDAYS
Bible Study – Our Youth Bible Study meets during the 9 and 11 am services after the Apostles Creed
Youth Group – 5:00 p.m. – The Village Church – Grades 6-12
MONDAYS
Student Prayer Breakfasts – 8:00 a.m. during school year for high school students.
Lunch Bunch – 12:00 Noon (Most non-school Mondays)
WEDNESDAYS
Wild Wednesdays - 1:00-5:00 p.m. during the school year for Middle School students.  Snacks, Games, Activities, Homework Help, and a Bible Lesson.  
Youth Group meets Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Reverb Church.
To sign up for activities or for more information, contact Tom Bowers at urstinkinawesome@yahoo.com 

Check these links out!
Facebook Pages
CHURCH
YOUTH GROUP
Other Important Links
The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
Ten with Tom online devotionals
For more information contact our Youth Director Tom Bowers at 904-940-6768 or urstinkinawesome@yahoo.com.  
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