The Youth Zone for grades 6-12 is a place for meeting friends, having fun, and living out faith together.
Talking About God (TAG)
TAG is a space for middle school and high school students to grow deeper together in faith.
Join other youth in a relaxed, large group environment for Bible study. Working to create a loving community where youth can be themselves.
Youth Group (Elevate)
11:30 am OR 6 pm
Join other youth to play games, team building activities, and generally get to know other youth.
High School Advent Bible Study
November 29, December 6, December 13, December 20
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Everything seems different at the end of the year. We see crazy Christmas lights on houses to distract from darkness, Christmas music floods the stores where we shop, apple cider, eggnog and cranberry juice are again on the menu, and wrapping paper and tape are always ready. Things just look, smell, and taste differently during the Advent and Christmas season, and these differences are a sign to us that God is about to do something amazing and different. During this four-session study, we will join Rev. Jerry and explore the sights and sounds of the season and ask ourselves:
What signs do we see during the Advent and Christmas season that point us to God?
Saturday | February 3 | 9 am – 3 pm
Small groups for youth in grades 6-12.
Secure place to discuss sexuality and how it relates to faith
Acquaint youth with safe adult leaders – each group will be facilitated by two trained adults
Help youth understand sexuality as a good gift from God
Help youth make responsible, age-appropriate decisions regarding their sexuality
Act as a catalyst for parent-youth discussion on sexuality and faith issues
$20/student, $50 family maximum, no charge for parent portion
Theme: Avalanche of Faith
Who: 9-12th graders, limited to 15 people total
What: A winter retreat in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, skiing, snowboarding, cooking, eating, and enjoying God’s creation!
When: Leaving church Friday, February 16 at 4 p.m., returning Monday, February 19, after lunch
Where: Please contact Youth for the location
Cost: $200: For transportation, lodging, & food only; $100 deposit reserves spot. Full Payment due February 1st.
Price does NOT include cost of Pass/Lift Tickets. Let us know if you have a Copper Pass! Scholarships Available!
Event at Ponderosa Retreat Center near Larkspur, leaving after school Friday and returning in time for 9 a.m. worship and Talkin’ About God youth programming on Sunday
Weekend is a required part of the Confirmation curriculum and features Bible exploration and team-building of Confirmation family groups, with leadership provided by adult facilitators and high school “ex-con” mentors
Cost $110 per Confirmation student
Before School • Weekly • Middle & High School
Meet up before school with youth leaders for breakfast at nearby restaurants. We’ll share devotions and pray for one another. Contact us to join the breakfast group near your school.
Various Times • Weekly • High School
Meet with other high school students to share a meal and conversation together. Contact us to join the lunch group near your school.
5:30pm • Wednesday • Weekly • High School
Share a meal and conversation together with other high school students at a nearby restaurant. Meets in the Youth Zone parking lot.
11:30 am OR 6 pm • Every Sunday • Middle & High School
ELEVATE Youth Group is a space for students to have fun, connect, and be known. We meet in the Youth Zone on Sundays for time to grow in faith and in relationships with peers. For afternoon meetings (11:30 -1:30 pm), bring a sack lunch; for evening meetings (6 – 8 pm), eat dinner before you come!
Servant and Leadership Team (SALT)
Sunday Morning • Monthly • Middle & High School
Join the student leadership team to plan events, mission trips, service, and worship for the youth community.
Applications to be on SALT open every summer.
Confirmation is a space to talk about faith questions, build relationships with new friends, and deepen your relationship with God as you decide whether church membership is the right step for you. Sign up before mid-February.
Twice a month • Application Required
A place for youth to discuss social and societal issues impacting them and their community.
Applications open every early fall.
Confirmation is a Christian education program for youth in grade 8 and older who have not yet been confirmed (become members of the church).
Classes are held on Sunday evenings from February through November and include a companion parent class. Students meet in small groups with adult leaders and high school mentors who have completed confirmation, called ex-cons. The program includes a spring retreat, summer opportunities for service projects, congregational care visits, and mission trips, with a special Confirmation Sunday celebration in November.
Confirmation 2024 begins with orientation on February 4, includes a retreat March 1–3, and Confirmation Sunday on November 17, 2024.
Part of our mission is to love our neighbor and serve the common good. One of the ways we do that is through our Youth Service Trips.
Every year we have the opportunity to go on a number of trips.