Youth

We Exist to: Experience It! Get It! Live It! Thrive!

What is “It”? It = God’s love, grace & forgiveness


Experience

A Christian environment where they can feel accepted by adults and teens
who care and hear about It that helps them see who God is and can be in their lives.

It is our goal to make sure that this Experience takes place at all our youth events, especially our Outreach and Fellowship events which are geared to reach youth who are on the Fringe.


Get

The knowledge of It moves from their head to their heart and they are transformed
into growing followers of God.

The goal here is to help the youth to Get in their hearts that God is real and He wants the youth to follow His Will. This happens through Fellowship and Discipleship events that are planned to move youth from the Fringe to Attenders.


Live

With the passion & commitment they have because of strong>It , the youth put strong>It into practice by wanting to share strong>It with others around them.

The next step is to continue to equip and train the youth who want to strong>Live out their faith by encouraging them to be a part of a Bible Study as well as participate in Mission/Service opportunities. It is our hope and prayer that through these events that the youth will begin to mature in their faith walk and become more committed to SPL Youth Ministry and move to the Core of our youth ministry where they want others to Experience what they have.

With the help of God and dedicated volunteers, we want all of the youth to Thrive and live life abundantly!!!


Youth Education

7th & 8th Grade Confirmation
Confirmation classes meet on Sunday mornings at 9:20am and/or on Wednesdays at 6:30pm (seasonally) and are led by Chris Schuette or Scott Powers.

THRIVE Senior High Sunday Morning
Led by Matt Black and Matthew Gruenwald
Class meets Sundays at 9:20am in Room 122

For Grade 9-12, class also meets on F3 Wednesdays (seasonal) at 6:30pm – a variety of topics and activities available.


Youth Events

MINISTRY ARCHITECTS – Building Sustainable Youth Ministry

We value the youth of our church, and we are committed to building a sustainable youth ministry that will have a deep impact for generations to come. That is why we aim to follow God’s leading and work together to develop a new blueprint for the future, and why you are an important part of this process.

We have invited MINISTRY ARCHITECTS to come to SPL this December. They will spend the majority of their time here listening to a variety of groups within the church through focused listening groups. These groups will consist of parents, youth, volunteers, and people who value our youth. We seek your insights, your frustrations, your joys, and your dreams—let’s connect and dig in to a conversation together!

LISTENING GROUP SCHEDULE

DECEMBER 8TH—ROOM 122
6:00-7:15PM 6TH GRADE PARENTS

DECEMBER 9TH—ROOM 122
8:30-9:45AM MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
10:00-11:15AM MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS

11:30AM-12:45PM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
1:00-2:15PM HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS

INTERESTED? Contact the Church Office to let us know which Listening Group Session you plan to attend (info@spldecatur.org or 217-423-6955).

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