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Discussion in 'Youth Forum' started by chipsgirl, Jan 17, 2005.
So what types of things does your youth group do?
Youth group (7th - 12th grades) is about 300 in number. The Senior High (9th-12th) meet in a larger room, the Junior High (7th & 8th) in a smaller but similar adjoining room. Together, they have about 8000 sq. ft. of our building. Youth pastors have adjoining offices, and there's a courtyard with ampitheatre-type seating that both rooms can exit to for outdoors events when the weather is accomodating here.
They will have a weekend retreat somewhere annually, bowl, ski/sled/skate etc. in the winter, special concerts esp. for them, etc.
Summer camps too.
Year round, of course, lots of prayer & Bible study.
My youth group has 20 people.
Youth Evangelism Celebration, Centrifuge, Missionfuge, ice skating, creative ministries, paint balling, outreach ministries, mission trips, block parties,
Let's just say in our church of about 50 I can count the teens who attend church reguraly on my fingers.
My youth group is awesome. There is about 25-30 people. We do a lot of stuff, quite often. The best part is when we do " open forum," where we get to ask the youth leaders anything we want and they'll answer it..
Sorry to hear that Kayla. Maybe your program needs to be restructured.
I like this idea. Has anything ever been asked that you leader couldn't or wouldn't answer? That would be my fear!
I like this idea. Has anything ever been asked that you leader couldn't or wouldn't answer? That would be my fear! </font>[/QUOTE]We have asked things that he couldn't really answer. But they were things that no one can really answer, like where did God come from, how can free will, and predestination work together? He's never refused to answer a question though.
Our group is great! I'm actually in the college group, but the college and youth do a lot together. This is great for the youth because they can have "older" people to talk to that aren't their parents or their friend's parents (sometimes you just don't want to talk to a parent, especially if they are close to yours). But, all of us know that sometimes you NEED to talk to the parents. The college group is pretty active in leading small groups in Bible Study. That's great for us too because we get to build relationships with some of the youth that we wouldn't necessarily see very much. We have (for the most part) a very spiritually mature group..hey, we have our moments of temporary insanity, and we like to play as much as the next group, but our group has a real heart for God and for others. I am blessed to be able to be a part of this group.
We just live in a small town. That's all. And we get some kids coming then they drop out, and we visit them, and visit them and invite them back and it seems they just get in the world and won't come back, and believe me our Youth Pastor/Sunday School teacher is there for anyone anytime.
My youth group is about 30....about half bus kids, half church kids. We have soulwinning every month especially for teens, and an activity..plus my youth leader plays a little game every sunday, and he welcomes questions, and it is great when he's teaching, someone has a question in the middle, he answers and then we have a great discussion...
Sorry to hear that Kayla. Maybe your program needs to be restructured. </font>[/QUOTE]Maybe God can use a small youth group just as pwerfully as a large one.
We have about 5 youth. None are faithful so it looks like we have just 1. For fun, we go cow tipping. Georgia cows don't tip easily.
We have a small youth group, too. USed to be large, but when we stopped allowing certain activities, the kids stopped coming. (We had a terrible problem with drugs being passed on the church bus and folks "recreating", too.) So right now, we are focusing on discipleship, and its amazing to see these kids grow. There are advantages of having a large group, but there are also advantages in a small group too. We do the big things, like Missionfuge and Youth Evangelism Conference, every year, but we also do other things that we couldnt do with a larger group. (Like feed them at our home, occasionally take them out to a nice restaurant, and go TPing. We done tipped all the cows in these parts!)
I love our youth group - they are like my kids. We talk about anything and everything, and we are growing together on our journey.
We have a youth group of about 25. We have a part time youth pastor that leads their ministry. We try to have a balanced ministry between fellowship/worship activities and discipleship/service activities.
Just about every Sunday night following our evening services our youth have SNAC -- Sunday Night After Church. They have a time of fellowship, games, etc. Then every Wednesday night we have a youth worship service. They lead out in worship, and then our youth pastor and volunteers share a message with them. Plus we try to have a seperate activity every month or so--disciplenow weekends, mission trips, etc.
We really try to push our kids a lot and see them get into the Word of God.
Our youth group runs about 40 to 45 on wednesdays and about 10 to 15 in the Sunday morning and evening services. WE have about 11 or 12 faithful kids that have surrenderd and are really being used by God. We hope to see that number grow even more though. God has blessed our church with wonderful people and a great youth pastor as well. We go to youth rallys once a month and many of the more faithful ones attend area revivals. We help hold a youth camp as well as attend another one during the summer.Sometimes we go paintballing, but Im not for that too much ( It Hurts!!). Im so thankful God has blessed me with such a solid Independent Fundamental Baptist church.
We have about seven (myself included) in our youth from grades 7 through 12. We have always had class on Sundays before service. We recently started meeting on Sundayy nights too. Lots of preaching and teaching, on Sunday nights we'll have supper at church together, we do Bible trivia and things like that. I enjoy it. We may be small, but that's alright. After all our Lord said "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. "
Proverbs 31:30 KJB
aren't most of those boys Abby???
I never really thought about it, but the boys out number the girls by one since Pastor's grandsons are going to another church now. Let's see if I can name everyone. Me, Jason, Summer, Heather, Codey, Dusty, and Jose. yeap that's four to three. Us girls still beat the boys at Bible Trivia though!
I go to the same church with Katelyn up there but since some kids got yelled at (finally) by one of our more faithful then they got mad and stopped coming. that lowered our attendance on Wednesday to about I think 30ish but on Sunday we have about I want to say 20-25ish. We have a lot of fun with our youth group. Our church has built a gym within the past year and we usually hang out and play basketball or volleyball after Sunday night services. And we have started up a youth choir for those of us that love to sing. We hold a youth camp like Katelyn said but last year the place we hold it at is kind of small, we were running out of places for people to sleep.
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