Our mission for youth group is to honor God by making disciples of Jesus through Showing Up, Growing Up, Stepping Up, and Reaching Out. We model this mission through our four youth programs, ranging from weekly to annual experiences. Scroll below to see descriptions of our ministry strategy and to find our suggested devotional reading and sources to help you or your student on their journey.
For suggestions about devotional and apologetic materials or for information about confirmation, please click on the tabs above. For more information about your youth ministry strategy, see below.
Large Groups are our outreach and fellowship events. About once a month students participate in large theme nights that provide a fun space to get to know each other as well as an opportunity for new students to get a taste of the East Main environment. Students are encouraged to invite friends to these events.
Small Groups are our faith growing and relationship building curriculum. During the school year, students meet once a week to study Scripture and discuss the essentials of Christianity. Often these gatherings begin with a "catch-up" period for students to share details about their week and to pray for each other, strengthening friendships and enabling encouragement. This also includes our Sunday School program which meets 10-11am in Cornerstone during the school year.
Service Projects are once-a-semester events. Students are given an opportunity to put their faith into action by helping the community through service projects such as: backyard cleanup, creating and delivering gift bags to more vulnerable populations, and supporting international ministries through the IJM Freedom Fast, etc.
Mission Trips are once a year events typically occurring in the summer. This often week-long trip will have students visit an in-need area to serve and learn about what it means to live with a missional mindset. Mission trips are regional or local.