We exist for students to meet Jesus, grow in their relationship with Him (through Bible studies, service opportunities, discipleship, camps/retreats...), share his love in action and in truth, and worship Him in everything we do.
We meet on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm at Harvest. This group is available for students in 6th grade through their senior year of high school. Most Wednesday nights consist of teaching from the Bible, time in small groups for discussion, fun games, and time to hang out to encourage and enjoy one another.
Our volunteer youth staff is made up of adults who are committed to following Christ, attend Harvest, have a heart for youth, and have time to pour into their lives. If you're interested in working with youth, contact Matt to see what is involved or you can click here to begin your application.
Current Wednesday night teaching
Middle school: Uncomfy Jesus
We far too often dumb Jesus down to being who we want him to be: friendly, nice, happy, etc. While Jesus does exhibit these attributes, he also displays the fullness of who God is which is not limited to this list. During this series we will look at some of Jesus’ harsher/harder teachings and see how God does not just brush things under a rug or pretend like our problem of sin is a small deal. At times Jesus will even say things that offend us but our goal is to hear what he’s saying in the context that all that he says is true and that he loves us, and hopefully we will get a new idea of what the fullness of God’s love for us actually is.
High school: Early Church
In Acts we see how the first church saw themselves as the representation of Jesus’ physical body on earth, which set into motion the gospel spreading to the ends of the earth. We are the continuation of what Jesus charged his disciples with; do we still see ourselves as his physical representation in the world?
One of the most important goals for this next school year is to have more opportunities for students to meet in smaller groups with an adult volunteer for the purpose of growing in their relationship with Christ. If you want to be part of a group like this talk to Matt or any of the staff to find out what is available.