The Midtown Youth Ministry (6-12th grade) gathers at our Midtown location (4550 N. Illinois Street) twice a month on Sunday evenings from 5 pm to 6:30 pm in the Community Room. Our evenings typically include fellowship, a group teaching, reflection, prayer or worship and then small group time led by our dedicated adult youth mentors.
SPRING 2019 MEETINGS
March 24 - Service Project at CG (5-7pm)
April 7 - Intimacy & Impact (5-7pm)
April 14 - Impact (5-7pm)
April 28 - Service in the City (2-7pm)
May 5 - Impact (5-7pm)
May 19 - Finale (5-7pm) destination TBD
THE BRINK 2019 • JUNE 13-16
RED RIVER GORGE, KY • GRADES 7+8
Adolescence is a time where youth are on the brink of something new. The opportunities are incredible, the risk, like no other. The most important relationship to be fostered during this time of life is with their parents. The Brink is designed to enrich this relationship through experiences that will stretch you and strengthen you physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally.
Parents and youth will eat, laugh, hike, climb, camp, pray and play together. We will navigate the rocky terrain of the Red River Gorge as a backdrop for deepening our relationship with God, parents, friends and mentors.
VISION: TORONTO • JUNE 17-20
TORONTO, ONTARIO • GRADES 9-12
This vision trip is one of the milestones as part of The Pilgrimage Initiative. Participants will encounter the Kingdom of God through the lens of the city and will wrestle with how we might join with Jesus in bringing Good News to the world.
We will walk the streets, share meals, be challenged, experience the lowest of lows and the highest of highs. We will wonder and wander, pray and play, hope and grieve, participate and receive. This will be an encounter that will turn you upside down and shake you to the core... it beckons to you. Will you step into the fray?
E.P.I.C. • JUNE 28-30
ELKHART, IN • GRADE 6
E.P.I.C. is designed to invite youth to Explore Purpose In Christ! Jesus said, “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that you might have life and have it to the full.” We are created for so much more than what we settle for. If we’re not careful, middle school can suck us into a vortex of popularity contests, pre-mature relationships and the chasing of empty fantasies. But these years also carry the potential to lay the groundwork for the incredible story that God is writing in you.
We will play in the creek, go tubing, swim in the lake, eat the world's best food, try new things, read the the Bible, pray together, tell stories and share dreams.
BEGINNINGS 2019 • AUGUST 17-18
TWIN LAKES CAMP • GRADES 6-12
Our fourth-annual Beginnings Camp is designed to help youth deepen friendships with each other and their small group leaders. This retreat sets the tone for everything we do throughout the rest of the year!
We play games, hike, swim, bounce off the blob, roast s'mores, study the Bible, play foosball until we get blisters, and run for our lives in the pitch blackness of night games!