Evangelical. Congregational. International.
"So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave or free, nor is there male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3: 26-29
We are a spiritual family of youth and adult volunteers who love God, each other, and the world. Our large and small group activities are designed to strenthen faith and create opporunites for friendships to develop. One strength of our ministry lies in the personal relationships that are fostered between our youths and the adult volunteers. A committed group of volunteers seek to be actively involved in the lives of each of our youth. Our hope is that at Park Street Church our youth will be transformed into devoted followers of Christ who are active worshippers in this family of God.
Both Middle and High School youth gather together in the Youth Room from 10am-10:55am for a few interactive games and youth led worship. We then split up into middle school and high school small groups.
We also have a youth class that meets after our 4pm service in the youth room.
Our 7th and 8th graders split up into gender seperate groups for bible study and discussion. Our middle schoolers will begin a series that looks at different aspects of who Jesus is. They will begin this week by answering the question Jesus asked his disciples: "Who do you say that I am?" The other weeks they will be discussing His parables, His relationship to the disciples, His mission and His work.
Our Sunday evening middle school group will be working through a series of questions they came up with about faith.
After large group our high school students go down one floor to room 301 for their small group. Our high schoolers will be studying one of the most influential books in the history of Christianity, C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity. We will dive deep into some of the greatest arguments for why Christianity makes sense. Christianity Today calls Mere Christianity the 3rd most influential book in shaping the minds of evangelicals today. The Huffington Post put it in their list of 25 books that every Christian should read.
We gather in the Youth Room from 7-9pm for a large group meetings with praise and worship, videos, free food, skits/dramas, games and messages on the issues that challenge teenagers every day. For the fall semester we will be going through Paul's epistle to the Galatians. Galatians is very relevant for our youth. Paul instructs Christians about the true meaning of the Gospel and how we ought to treat one another because of the Gospel. Through the work of Christ we are no longer people who just share a common belief, but the Gospel changes our relationship one to another as we are now brothers and sisters, Children of God. The Gospel makes us family.
Our retreats are for middle and high school students to “get-a-way” for times of fellowship and reflection on faith. We take a break from the constant chatter in life of: Facebook, Twitter, texting, iPods, computers, school, sports, etc…. and offer a chance to better hear God’s voice
Annual Mission Trips:
Ever summer we offer opportunities for middle school and high school students to catch a heart for the world. Past trips include: Paraguay, West Virginia and Colombia. This past summer we went to Philadelphia, PA.
"Being a part of the youth program was an especially big part of my taking responsibility for my faith. Having a group of fun people to hang out with, and figure out what it means to be a Christian with, has made all the difference for me. Going to a large public school in Newton has certainly given me a very keen understanding of what a non-Christian life looks like. I would say there is a pretty good chance that I would be living a fairly non-Christian life if not for the great youth group, inspiring youth leaders, and loving congregation here. Coming here on Fridays and spending time with people my age who actually held the same beliefs that I did was always refreshing after a week at school." - Brewster Taylor, Class of 2014
"I tried my best to think back to the exact moment when Park Street Church came into my life, but was unsuccessful – because for as long as I can remember, it has always been home to my family and me." -Kara Undag, Class of 2015
"Student ministry played a huge role in my life growing up. It was through a student ministry event that I called on Jesus to be my Lord and Savior. I had many great Christian men pour into my life, which ended up cultivating my call into ministry. My passion is for seeing students transformed by the love of Jesus Christ." - Adam Herndon, Director of Youth Ministries
For more information contact: Adam Herndon
- ext. 510