Our Youth Ministry exists to help young people grow in their knowledge and maturity in Jesus Christ and to prepare them for a life-long commitment of service to His calling so that the Body of Christ may be built up and unified in our faith (Ephesians 4:12-13).
Why Youth Ministry?
It is the belief and burden of Calvary Chapel that God has a specific place for teenagers in His plan to show the world His love and rescue it from an eternity apart from Him. Young people are mentioned several times in the Bible in reference to the part they have to play in God’s plan, most notably in I Timothy 4:12. Here, Paul encourages Timothy, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” Clearly from this passage, God wants to use believers of any age to minister to and serve others. It is the goal of the Youth Ministry here at Calvary Chapel to help teenagers grow in their faith and find their place in reaching the world for Christ.
|1st Sunday||High School and Middle School meet together in the High School room.|
|2nd Sunday||High School meets in the High School room and Middle School meets in the Middle School room.|
|3rd Sunday||High School meets in the High School room and Middle School meets in the Middle School room.|
|4th Sunday||High School and Middle School meet together in the Sanctuary. NOTE: if there is a 5th Sunday during the month, the youth meet downstairs on the 4th Sunday and in the Sanctuary on the 5th Sunday.|
|5th Sunday||High School and Middle School meet together in the Sanctuary.|
Youth Home Group Schedule
|1st Sunday||High School and Middle School home group meets at the church from 6-8 PM.|
|4th Sunday||High School home group meets at the church from 6-8 PM.|
Opportunities to Serve
In our desire to see young people grow and mature in their faith, we offer several opportunities for youth to get involved in actively putting their faith into action and sharing the love of Jesus with others.
We are always looking for talented individuals to help in leading our youth group before the Lord in songs of praise and worship for our Wednesday night and Sunday morning youth services. This is a privilege we reserve for those whom God has definitely placed a “calling” in their lives. If you would like to contribute to this ministry (and God has given you the gifts to minister musically to others), we would love to have you as a part of our worship team!
One of the highest priorities of our Fellowship as a whole is reaching our community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a reflection of this, our Youth Ministry regularly schedules evangelism outreaches and service projects that allow our youth to share and express the love of Christ in hands-on, practical ways. We know that God has a plan for each of us in accomplishing His work, and this is simply a step in obedience to His command to take the Gospel to every nation, starting with our own!
- Summer Mission Trips
- Often in the summer, our youth take part in an overseas Mission trip. Sometimes this is done along with adults in the church, while other times it is reserved for our teenagers only. In either case, these trips are always a great opportunity to reach outside our cultural comfort zone and be a part of what God is doing in other parts of the world. Pick up a youth calendar or check out the youth website for more details on where we go each year.
- Summer Service Week
- How would you like to go on a mission trip to your own neighborhood? Here at Calvary Chapel, we believe God has called us to be missionaries to our own community as well as to foreign countries. Our Summer Service Week is 5 days of local outreach and evangelism that allows our youth to be ministers of the Gospel to their friends and neighbors. We spend the entire week at the church, including eating meals and spending nights, as we step up to the challenge of being God’s messengers wherever we are!
Contact Pastor Victor Summerour at (678) 920-9213, if you’re interested in serving or need additional information regarding the Youth Ministry.