The purpose of the Northminster Youth Ministry is to call young people (Middle School and High School) into the presence and ministry of Christ, to nurture them in their faith, and to faithfully care for their souls. We accomplish this through:
WORSHIP -- Honoring and praising God sincerely
DISCIPLESHIP -- Growing and understanding God more deeply
FELLOWSHIP -- Connecting and growing with others honestly
MINISTRY -- Discovering and utilizing our gifts faithfully
OUTREACH -- Sharing our experience with God truthfully
Northminster has a number of events during the year, for example river tubing, a Sunday service run entirely by the Youth, a "Spy Hunt", local Retreats, Caroling at Christmas, Fundraisers where the youth prepare and serve food, Cookies with Santa, etc.
Our Youth Group is now part of www.ymiLIVE.org - join now!
Regular programs include:
Want a place to gather with your friends... a place to have fun and talk... a place where everyone is accepted and everyone knows your name... a place that is safe? This is the place! Sunday Evening Youth Groups! It's a great place to be and make new friends!
Both our Middle School and High School youth groups meet at the same time on Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Come and see what God can do to renovate you from the inside out. We'll play together, sing together, worship together and talk together about how God wants to Renew, Restore and Revive us. Come join us!
Youth Choir (6th - 12th Grade) meets from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays in the Sanctuary choir loft with director Charlie Boone. They will be working on vocal techniques, score reading, and singing in parts. The Youth Choir is one of the highlights of the Music Program at Northminster. To find out more, contact .
Youth Sunday School
Youth Sunday School has two classes: Explorers (6th, 7th, and 8th graders) and Trailblazers (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders). Each class focuses on age-appropriate issues from a Biblical standpoint and are based on the lectionary Scripture. Contact Nick Setzer, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, for more information.
Youth Trips and Missions
Every year, we organize four to six Youth Trips and Missions Projects for youth in Middle and High School. An example of a mission project is City Dive, where the kids spend the five mornings working in the community and the five afternoons doing something fun and local. We also take a regional trip or two like Montreat Youth Conference or Thornwell Home for Children. We also schedule mission trips abroad to places like Mexico and Brazil. And of course, we have trips for fun and fellowship, like ski trips to North Carolina.
These events along with all of the programs we offer the Youth of our congregation bond our kids to their church, to the idea of service to God and community and to each other.
BUZZ - Youth Program
Join us on Wednesday nights the BUZZ Youth Program. Each Wednesday we'll join the rest of the congregation for dinner. When the younger kids go to Childrens Choir, the youth head upstairs in the youth room to share our highs and lows, and then a program which usually consists of watching a film followed by discussion based on something we see in the video. This is always a lot of fun, so don't miss it!
Wednesday nights at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall!
Make sure to RSVP to BUZZ to make sure you have dinner reserved!