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Youth

The vision of GCC Youth Ministry can be summed up in the acronym CARES. Our ministry exists so 6-12th graders are able to:

COME with their questions about life and its meaning,

ABSORB Biblical truth and teaching that provide answers to those questions,

RESPOND to the Gospel invitation, believing that Jesus died on the cross for their sins,

EXPAND their faith as they grow in discipleship through relationship, seeking to follow Christ in all of life, and

SHARE their time and spiritual gifts to build up the Body of Christ and witness to the world by communicating their faith story.

 

There are several different ways we provide the opportunities and space for youth to think about and process through what they really believe about faith, in the context of community and under the leadership of mature Christians:

Sunday Morning Foundations

Sundays, 9:35am

Middle and High School students meet separately to dig in to the foundational principles and teaching of Jesus Christ, in an effort to foster devoted followers of Christ.

Our Foundations classes are on break for the summer. They will resume on September 10th.

Crossroads

Sundays, 4:30pm

We gather at GCC on Sunday evenings for Crossroads, which is our combined youth group time.  Crossroads provides an opportunity to grow in relationship with one another while also growing in relationship with Christ.  Fellowship, games, and interactive talks help facilitate worship and encourage our young men and women as they learn to apply God’s principles individually and collectively. The group will split into middle school and high school sections at times to facilitate age-appropriate discussions.

Crossroads is on summer break. We will resume on September 10th.

Small Groups

Small Groups are the backbone of our youth ministry, providing students with an opportunity to deepen their relationship with Christ in a more intimate and intentional setting. Each group is led by a volunteer adult leader (and in some cases an additional co-leader). These groups are designed to foster relationships in a safe environment which are vital in pursuing a vibrant and maturing faith. We desire these groups to be a place where students are challenged to delve into the heart issues of their lives, learn how to spend time in the Word and in prayer, and live transparently in community as followers of Jesus.

Retreats

There are seasonal retreats for both junior high and senior high students, such as Modgnik and Gold Rush. Watch for announcements about upcoming events and join us!

 

Please contact our youth director, Sean Smith, for more information or to help serve in our youth ministry.