Student Ministry at Central strives to help young people (grades 6-12) mature in their faith just as Jesus did:
“He grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.” (Luke 2:40) At this crucial time in their lives when God is calling young people into a deeper relationship with Jesus and the world, we will help them discern God’s voice as well as their response to that call. We do that through weekly Bible Studies, regular retreat weekends, summer youth camp, and mission and service opportunities locally and around the world.
Our goal is a Student Ministry that:
creates authentic relationships, is formative and transformative, is mission-focused, is relational, is safe, and is sustainable.
Weekly opportunities to live and learn together during the school year include:
Sunday Bible Study at 9:45 am
Sunday Worship at 8:45 am and 10:55 am
Monday Morning Prayer Breakfast at 7:15 am
Wednesday Youth Group at 6:15 pm
We also offer retreats in the fall, winter, and spring, and March Mission Madness that give us the opportunities to laugh, play, and learn together while God strengthens our bonds of friendship. We also experienced Unidiversity Youth Camp for the first time in 2018. Check it out here.
Thoughts from NYC
On our 2019 New York mission trip, my faith grew
greatly because of the very diverse population in
the city. It was fascinating to me to see God in all
types of people–street performers, the homeless,
and church members. New York has a completely
different atmosphere to me and it’s cool to witness
God working through the people of New York.
The NYC mission trip was a great experience that
helped me grow in my faith. I noticed that many
people with very little possessions have learned to
have faith in God and to not give up hope. If our
plans don’t always turn out the way we expected it
is easy to give up or lose hope. However, in NYC I
learned that no matter what happens God will always
be with me and God has the right plan for
me. (Taylor Kate Murphy)