The first Sunday of the month we have a Fun night where we come together in fellowship for fun activities either at the church or away. This is a time to build community with one another.
The second and third Sunday of the month is our small groups Sundays. Our small groups are divided into Jr High, Sr High girls, and Sr High boys. This is one of the only times that we are spilt us like but it is important to us that we give our youth the space and time to develop their faith and relationships on a deeper level. By only having their age and gender each youth is able to talk in depth about what is going on in their lives and how God is really working in them.
Here is how the evening looks...
Everyone gathers at the church at 5 to receive announcements for upcoming events and then we all pray together, specifically for our small group time. Prayer is very important to us and we are always encouraging one another to lift our group up in prayer. From 5:15-6:30 we gather in our small groups. Jr High remain at the church and Sr. High carpool to homes. During this hour and half we eat together, something else that we find important, and then we discuss the study that we are doing; the study is usually thought provoking and gives them avenues to talk about their faith and their journey with Jesus
The last Sunday of the month is our Worship Service. We have a special gathering where we eat together, worshiping together with music lead by our Youth Worship Band, pray together, and then have a message from God's Word that is presented.