Youth Ministry is about relationships: building relationships with our friends, church family, and our community. Most of all, at Spring Creek, we seek to provide a safe, nurturing environment where youth can grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ. We seek to empower today’s youth to live as faithful, loving disciples of Jesus. Our programs are for youth grades 6-12. All are welcome! Take a moment to see what we’re up to. We hope you’ll join us.
Youth meet from 9:45-10:45 a.m. every Sunday morning in our beautifully renovated Youth Room. The last Sunday of every month is SOS, “Sharing Our Stories,” in which a church member comes to the Youth Room to share a bit about his or her life. All youth are encouraged to come to Sunday school, and friends are always welcome.
Youth Group meets primarily on Wednesday nights during our Wednesday Night Alive (WNA) Program. At 5:15 p.m., WNA begins with a casual dinner for families and church members, followed by Youth Group at 6:00 p.m. in the Youth Room. Activities vary between fun activities, service projects, and life lessons. WNA concludes at 7:30 p.m. Please see the current youth newsletter for all youth activities and opportunities.
Youth at Spring Creek are always encouraged to participate and lead in worship. Twice a year they lead the congregation in a Youth Sunday service where every part of the worship is written and led by our youth. On a weekly basis, you might find youth reading scripture, doing a children’s sermon, playing in the praise band, or sharing their musical talents in a worship service. If you have a gift to share or a desire to lead in worship, please see Michelle Sheppard.
Opportunities to Share and Serve
Our youth are encouraged to share their many talents with our church and church members as well as within our community. Service is a very important and unique aspect of the Church of the Brethren. Throughout the year we participate in local and national projects, including Ronald McDonald House; Lebanon Rescue Mission; Operation Christmas Child; Souper Bowl of Caring; Food Bank and Cocoa Packs program; Crop Walk; Londonderry Village; and local, national, and international workcamps/missions. Youth can also serve as Youth Deacon Assistants.