Our youth ministry focuses on school age kids from 5th grade (or so) through 12th grade. With Christian Community our philosophy of youth ministry is to help middle school and high school students transition from childhood to adulthood by providing a means for them to be incorporated into the congregation rather than segregating them off. This happens in three ways.
Sunday Mornings: The youth are a part of the main service for the congregation. And when we say a part, we mean it: they help with the worship, service communion, run sound, etc.
Activities: We plan youth activities and gatherings that bring the youth together with adult sponsors. The activities are intended to be engaging for youth, but also build relationships with the greater community and guide the youth in living a life patterned after Jesus’ example.
CC Activities: We also purpose to integrate youth into our other full community activities. There is never a notion to do any of our gatherings where the youth would not also be included.