Youth Bible Hour: Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00am
Youth Group Meetings: Wednesday: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Target Age Group: 7th grade — 12th grade.
Youth Bible Hour
Aside from the preached Word during our corporate worship service, this is Meadowview’s primary Christian educational endeavor for youth, a key component to our being equipped to “take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ”.
Youth Bible Hour Teachers
Our teachers, in coordination with the elders and pastoral staff, plan for and teach their class from a book of the Bible, a topic of Christian interest, all with an eye toward Christ-centered application to life.
The Youth Council is made up of a few couples who have agreed to be “the youth pastors”, the main shepherds for the youth. Generally, those who participate in Meadowview’s youth ministry as small group leaders also involved in the planning and training that goes on in the monthly youth council meetings.
Youth Group Meetings
Each Wednesday junior and senior high students and their guest gather for a meeting that has two distinct parts:
1. Large group activity: Except the first Wednesday of each month, the students enjoy games and group activities from 6:00pm – 6:40pm. On the first Wednesday of each month, this “game time” is extended and last from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, followed by a devotional time led by one of the members of the youth council.
2. Small group meetings: After the students are dismissed from the large group activity, they divide up into six small groups according to gender and grades (7th – 8th grade girls/boys; 9th – 10th grade girls/boys; 11th – 12th grade girls/boys). These groups dedicate themselves to praying with and for one another and discuss how to apply God’s word to their lives, often using some small book or published resource as a guide. Concerning the church’s role in the life of the youth, this is where the lion’s share of the spiritual information occurs.
Small Group Leaders
This ministry position would require a weekly commitment to meet with a particular youth small group (6:40pm-7:30pm). There is also a need for small group leaders to block out some time prior to leading their small group for preparing the material through which the students will be led. Although it is desirable that small group leaders participate in the “game time” mentioned above, it is not required. Lastly, small group leaders, because they are more intimately involved in the burdens and desires of the youth they are leading, are encouraged (but not required) to attend the monthly youth council meetings.
For more information contact David Schexnayder at 336.249.2680 or Click here.