childrens and youth ministry
Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, for to them belongs the kingdom of God" (Mark 10:14). We strive to offer quality programs for children and youth to help them grow in their faith. We have an active youth group that offers weekly youth programs, retreats, summer camps, and special events. Some of the programs and special events we offer for children and youth include:
Fall Youth Retreat deadline is approaching fast
All youth (grades 6-12) are invited to come to the Fall Youth retreat at Rockhaven Camp, located south of Bozeman. The retreat will begin on Thursday, October 18 at 1 PM and will conclude on Saturday after lunch. Free transportation will be provided by our church to and from the retreat.
There will be Bible study and small group discussions, indoor and outdoor games, hiking, great fellowship in Christian community, and swimming.
The cost is $70 and includes housing, food, snacks, and entry to Bozeman Hot Springs. Registration forms are available through Pastor Dave or the church office. The registration deadline is October 8. This will be a great weekend of fun, adventure, and growing closer to God.
Sunday school offered on Sunday mornings
Classes for all ages are offered during our Sunday school hour from 9:15-10:15 am from September through May. We take a break from Sunday school during the summer months. Come and grow in your faith with us. Kids classes include Kindergarten-3 grades; 4-6 grades; and middle school and senior high.
Sunday school resumed on Sunday, September 16 at 9:15 AM. Our free nursery is open during the Sunday school hour.
Youth Group held every Wednesday from 6-8 PM
All youth grades 6-12 are invited to the church every Wednesday evening for supper, games, music, and Bible learning. There is no charge to attend and friends are always welcome to join us. We desire to help kids grow in their faith and to apply Bible principles to their lives. The youth group meets regularly from September through May and periodically during the summer months.
Our fall youth programs resumed on Wednesday, September 12 at 6 PM with our Bar-b-que Bash. We continue to meet every week and friends are always welcome to join us.
Summer 2012 Mission Trip to Belize, Central America
26 youth and adults from our church traveled this summer to Belize in Central America for our annual summer mission trip. While there we built a house for a very poor family. It was a life changing trip and we are grateful for the opportunity to be able to do this work.
Summer 2011 Mission Trip to Seattle was great
15 youth and adult chaperones traveled to Seattle at the end of June, 2011 for our annual summer mission trip. We worked with several mission agencies, including the Union Gospel Mission and Northwest Harvest Food Bank. This was a life changing trip for these youth and adults. We also spent time at the Seattle Center, Space Needle, Seattle Mariners game (we witnessed one of their rare wins!!) and Pike’s Place Market.
Some of the other programs we offer on a weekly basis include:
Confirmation, taught by Pastor Dave, is offered every Wednesday from September though April for youth who want to learn more about the Christian faith. Confirmation is offered to youth grades 8 and older. These youth work throughout the school year on various projects, with Confirmation Sunday being celebrated in April.