Youth

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"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.

 

SUNDAYS 

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. This fall we are doing a series on the Church. The series will look into why the Church is important in our personal relationship with Christ.  As we figure out what what our roles are in the church it is easier to come together and grow in the church. This study aims to mirror the Park Street Discipleship Institute for our youth.  We also have a youth class that meets after our 4pm service in the youth room.

Middle School

Our 7th and 8th graders split up into gender seperate groups in the youth room for bible study and discussion. 

High School

After large group our high school students go down one floor for their small groups. 9th and 10th graders go to room 301 while 11th and 12th graders go to room 302.

 

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHTS

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 a series on our Identity in Christ. Each week we will look at a different aspect of what this means and how we should live accordingly. After the lesson time we break into small groups to discuss the topic and practical applications to life. 

Retreats:

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, Instagram, computers, school, sports, etc…. and offer a chance to better hear God’s voice. Along with hearing God’s voice, this is a time where students and leaders really get to know one another and grow in relationships. 

Annual Mission Trips:

Every summer we offer opportunities for middle school and high school students to catch a heart for the world. These trips provide a chance for students to put their faith into action while serving in new contexts. Past trips include: Paraguay, West Virginia, Philadelphia, Maine, and Colombia.

 

 

OUR STORIES

"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, Minister to Families

For more information contact: Adam Herndon