ABOUT THE MINISTRY

The mission of our student ministry is to glorify God by leading youth to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and by developing youth to be mature disciples of Jesus through the work of the Holy Spirit. We intentionally seek to accomplish this by:

  • Being a trusted resource to parents in helping them in their calling to be the primary disciplers of their youth  
  • Meeting the students where they are at through building relationships and benchmarking: 
    • If they have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior
    • Spiritual/earthly/intellectual maturity
    • Life circumstances spiritual/earthly
  • Teaching/ modeling Biblical truths/principles/literacy
  • Fostering/developing/modeling worship/prayer life
  • Teaching/modeling/encouraging/promoting discipleship and kingdom work
  • Encouraging critical/independent thinking

Friday Nights – All Students: Students, both middle school (MS) and high school (HS), gather each week on Friday evenings for youth group (YG)! While we do play games and have fun, the intention of this time is to break down barriers and make students feel welcome and comfortable while at the same time getting to know them. We spend the majority of our time teaching the Bible, in small group discussion/ reflection, worship in song, and prayer. Click on the Email icon below to contact HCC with your questions, the schedule is detailed further below on this page.

Sunday Mornings – All Students: Students in the youth program are encouraged to attend adult Discipleship classes on Sunday morning at 9 AM with their family.

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YOUTH MINISTRY RESOURCES

Click on the below link to check out some of the resources we recommend for our youth and their parents.

Youth Ministry Resources

Youth Group -Weekly Schedule – Friday’s @ 7 PM

Friday Night Youth Group Schedule:

  • Parent Drop Off: 7:00 PM
  • Start Time/Game Time/ Snack Time: 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM
  • Worship in Song: 7:45 PM – 7:55 PM
  • Scripture Memory Discussion: 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM (boys and girls seperate)
    • Discuss/ answer student’s questions regarding the memory verse and relevant passage
    • Discuss/expound upon student’s observations of the memory verse and relevant passage
    • Discuss/expound upon student’s application/ response to the memory verse and relevant passage
    • Quiet individual reflection and prayer based on the memory verse and our discussion of it
  • End of Program – Parent Pick Up – 9:15 PM
  • “Afters” Hangout Time (OPTIONAL both HS & MS): 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM
    • During this time our Student Leader team prepares a group activity for our students (sometimes it’s just hanging out and talking, other times we will play a game, and other times we will have an extended time of worship in song or discussion)
    • The goal here is to give students a time to get to know one another and build peer to peer relationships

Teaching Methodolgy & Schedule

  • The youth ministry has shifted it’s teaching methodology to focus on Scripture memory
  • We will be reading through books of the Bible (one chapter per week) and studying, memorizing, meditating and applying one key verse from each chapter
    • There is a Scripture verse memory workbook that each student will be expected to fill out prior to attending youth group that week (spend at least a half hour filling out the worksheet)
    • We want students to wrestle with the Scripture on their own (and with their families) during the week and then teachers will expound upon the verse as students discuss and share their insights at youth group each friday
  • This methodology fosters an active learning environment (meaning students will be participating in the learning process rather than passively listening to a lecture) focused on Scripture
    • The goal is to point/orient students to the Word of God, help them to learn how to study/retain it own their own, and to do our part in having the Lord ingrain the gospel message and Biblical truths on the tablets of their hearts (Psalm 119:9-16)
  • Below is a helpful visual tool from the Navigator’s which I’ve slightly modified to show what we are trying to accomplish through reading a chapter and focusing on one verse
  • Below is an example of the Scripture memory verse worksheet
  • Below is the Youth Group schedule for Summer 2022:

COVID-19 – Youth Group Update/ Procedures

We will be operating at youth group in accordance with the updated church wide policy . You can refer to “The Worship Service Registration Page” for the baseline guidelines followed by the church across all events.