We call our youth ministry the “Youth Family” because we strive to create a safe space for students to be who they are while discovering and forming new pieces of their identities.
Just like a family, we see the good and the not so good within each other but we continue to share our lives with one another. We love discipleship, fellowship and social activities like mission trips, youth camps, annual retreats, choir, fun activities, events, and meals.
Our Youth Family is made up of students from grades 6 through 12, adult volunteers, college volunteers
Youth Family Schedule
3 pm – 5 pm Hang Time (AYMC)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Fellowship Around The Table (AYMC)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Youth Bible Study (AYMC)
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Middle School Bible Study (AYMC) & High School Games (AYMC Gym)
5:50 pm – 6:10 pm Snack Supper (AYMC)
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm High School Bible Study (AYMC) & Middle School Games (AYMC Gym)
Youth Trips & Retreats
Youth Winter Retreat: February 8 – 9
College Winter Retreat: February 9 – 10
Church Wide Retreat, Westin Poinsett Hotel, Greenville, SC: March 1 –3
Youth are encouraged to sign up individually or with their family, and join Mary Carol for a great weekend away with our church family!
Youth retreats have become a central feature of most youth ministries. The reason for this is simple: they are effective! Studies have shown—and I have personally witnessed—that one of the greatest indicators of a youth’s serious involvement in anything is the relationships they enjoy within that context. Meaning, if a teenager knows and enjoys being around their youth minister, Sunday school teacher(s) and peers in their youth group, they will pursue Christ in the context of
Retreats, or trips with an overnight stay, provide youth the opportunity to develop more substantial relationships. Experiencing different environments and new challenges along with spending an extended time with their peers will help to create unique memories, which are vital parts of forming more authentic and long-lasting friendships. Our lives are hugely impacted by the friends we keep: with whom do you want your children to be closest?
Retreats, or extended periods of time, provide opportunities to delve deeper into a topic, which enhances impact and memorability. While the sometimes short-lived “spiritual high” of a retreat may fade, youth were provided with an opportunity to learn how to pursue God on their own in personal devotion time as well as recognize God in their
Quite simply: youth who attend and participate in retreats experience God in ways impossible to convey in a
Join us for all of our retreats this year!
Youth Winter Retreat, Cataloochee, NC: February 8 – 9
College Winter Retreat, Montreat, NC: February 9 – 10
ChurchWide Retreat, Westin Poinsett Hotel, Greenville, SC: March 1 – 3
Middle School Mission Trip, Asheville, NC: April 5-7
High School Mission Trip, Puerto Rico: June 22-28
MS Merge Retreat (for rising 6th graders): August 2 – 4
Contact Sarah Carter to signup.
Latest Youth News
For interested college students, our Ministry Education and Formation Committee is now taking applications for our Summer 2020 Youth Mentoring Team. The 11-week program consists of a college student(s) who has an interest in assisting with all aspects of ministry to...
Please mark your calendars for our Church Conference on Sunday, November 17. After worship, we will move to the Fellowship Hall where our youth will serve freshly baked potatoes with all the fixings. There is no cost or reservation needed to eat or attend. Your...
Our missions emphasis has begun! Over the next two months, we will partner with Safe Harbor to both learn about the work Safe Harbor is doing and serve the needs of its community. Safe Harbor’s mission is “to provide a continuum of services for victims of domestic...