Our midweek program is the front door to our ministry. This is where all and any kids are welcome to meet our leaders, to meet our youth, and to meet Jesus. We have different themes that are taught in many different ways. A few topics include: Youth Alpha, Life in Christ, Experiencing God, and many more. Often we will break into small groups to really discuss the topic, or we will play some games to actively learn. We’ve been known to have guest speakers as well. Currently, Youth Night is happening in a hybrid fashion: outside with social distancing & simultaneously on Zoom.
By God’s grace and Messiah members’ support, we are blessed to have quality staff for summer ministries. Staff plan a full summer of weekly Bible Studies, Fun Fridays and service events, and make weekly contact with students. They also serve our children by organizing a strong youth presence at our Great Adventure Days.
JUNIOR HIGH SUNDAY SCHOOL
For 6th to 8th graders, this class looks a scripture as one continuing story of God and his people. It meets Sundays at 10 a.m. on Google Meet.
SENIOR HIGH SUNDAY SCHOOL
This class engages with whole books of the Bible and teaches youth an inductive study method while giving the opportunity for youth to lead. The class meets Sundays at 10 am on Zoom.
Confirmation at Messiah is an experience of learning and doing, as mature young people prepare to take an adult role in the life of the church. This is a year-long process that includes being paired with an adult sponsor/mentor and a volunteer internship in one of the church’s ministries. The confirmation service takes place in May or June.
SCHOOL YEAR SPECIAL EVENTS
Events my include: Monster Lock-In, Mission Dinner, Graduation Celebration, Youth Retreat, and many small events. Thanks to all those that pray, chaperone, transport, and help in any way with our special events.
SUMMER SPECIAL EVENTS
We have a number of foundational events where students build life-long relationships with God and each other. Junior High students are invited to Adventure Camp at beautiful Camp CrossWoods, a Messiah tradition for almost twenty years. Our Senior High students go on an annual Summer Mission Trip. In 2020 we had a local mission trip experience that was all outdoor and socially-distanced. We hope to go to St. Louis in the summer of 2021!