Our 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 CreedSunday Bible Study is the main point of church contact for many of our students. We have small groups duringWednesday and Sunday night youth group meetings.For middle school girls we have “Devos and Donuts” with Reverb’s Rachel Pino: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month,6:30-8:00 pm at Murabella Dunkin
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 meetings, 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 Builders Care, the Nourishment Network, Dignity U Wear, Habitat for Humanity, The Homeless Coalition, Hunger Fight, 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, and York, PA).
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, and Rock the Universe or Night of Joy. Students have also been active in the church choir and worship band.
Bible Study – Our Youth Bible Study meets during the 9 and 11 am services after the Apostles Creed
Youth Group – 5:00 p.m. – Family Life Center – Grades 6-12
Lunch Bunch – 12:00 Noon (Most non-school Mondays – scroll down for more details.)
WEDNESDAYSWild 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 6:30-8:00 p.m.
To sign up or for more information, contact Tom Bowers at email@example.com
Other Important Links
Youth Quake Live – http://www.youthquakelive.tv/
Young Life/Wyldlife – http://northstjohnscounty.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx
Camp Susque (Trout Run, PA) – http://www.susque.org/
Warren W. Willis Camp (Fruitland Park, FL) – http://www.warrenwilliscamp.org/
Group Mission Trips – http://groupmissiontrips.com/week-of-hope/
The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding – http://www.cpyu.org/
For more information contact our Youth Director Tom Bowers at 904-940-6768 or firstname.lastname@example.org. .