Our goal at JCBC is to lead students, 6th – 12th grade, into a deeper, more authentic relationship with Christ. We believe growth is shown in Youth Ministry when a teenager takes a step toward owning their faith. There is no finish line or certificate of completion when it comes to spiritual growth, so we celebrate each time we see a teenager take one step closer to owning their faith in God. Our leaders believe that discipleship is a process that happens in community and are committed to walk along with students as they learn how to fully live into the people God has created and calls them to be. At JCBC we have weekly programing and monthly events for our students to learn and be encouraged to step into owning their faith.
Sunday School: 9:30am-10:45am
Our Sunday School is a big part of JCBC’s DNA. Youth classes are split up by grade (6th – 12th) and offer a great opportunity for learning and growth. Our teachers are dedicated to Bible teaching and community building believing that spending time with God and others are keys to discipleship.
Sunday Nights: 5:00pm-6:30pm
On Sunday Nights all of our youth gather in the High School Suite for large group discussion and games. This is an opportunity for youth to build relationships with students from outside their own grades and dive deeper into the sermon series that our church is going through together. We break the sermon down and ask questions that encourage students to apply the teaching to their own lives.
Wednesday Nights: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Wednesday Nights are an opportunity for students to come together to simply hang out and be together. This time is free for students to do homework, talk about life, and be themselves. We discuss what’s on their mind and hearts and end with a time of meaningful prayer.
Each month we have trips or events for our youth. The majority of our events are open to all students, 6th-12th grade, but some are split for middle or high school only. Year to year things may change some – flexibility is key in youth ministry! – but for the most part you can expect the following:
January: Winter Youth Summit or Leadership Retreat
February: Ski Trip or Leadership Retreat
March: Disciple Now
April: Spring Break Mission Trip
May: Sunday School Parties
June: Middle School Camp
July: High School Camp
August: Welcome Back Kick Off
September: Middle School Event
October: Fall Retreat
November: Sunday School Parties
December: Christmas Party
As students move from High School to college or career and beyond, we do our best to ensure that they continue to be surrounded by a faithful Christian community. Our hope is that students who go off to college will know that they always have a church home to return to and those who stay close by stay plugged in through our Sunday School Community and volunteer opportunities. As young adults who truly have the opportunity to own their own faith, we believe this age is a pivotal time to continue or begin serving in church and our community.
Sunday School: 9:30am-10:45am
Sunday School is a big part of JCBC’s DNA. We have an active College & Young Adult community that meets weekly and is led by committed adults who love pouring into others.
Multiple times a year we gather together to celebrate and catch up. This looks different depending on the time of year and when everyone is home to get together. Be on the lookout for announcements of these events throughout the year!