…is to create a sanctuary for every young person to experience the love of Christ. Our youth are building a foundation of faith in a safe and inclusive community. In real and relevant ways, our young people are taking their place in their community, their church, and the world, loving and serving others in the example of Jesus.
Weekly Youth Group Activities
Most youth activities meet in the Youth House, a converted residence at the corner of Solana Road and Golf View Circle (across the street from the church campus). With a full kitchen, pool and ping pong tables, basketball court and tons of seating, it’s the perfect spot for youth to unwind, connect, and explore their faith together. Our red front door symbolizes sanctuary – this is a safe place for all who enter.
Weekly youth group meetings include games, a devotional message and conversation, and prayer.
Low Tide: Middle School Youth Group meets each Sunday, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
High Tide: High School Youth Group meets weekly on Wednesdays, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm.
Homework & Hangs: The Youth House is open on Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for all youth 6th grade – 12th grade who want to hang out or do their homework. Our time together is supervised by adults but unstructured. We lock up at 6:00 pm and walk over to the parish hall for church dinner!
First Sundays: On the first Sunday of the month, middle school and high school come attend the 5:00 pm worship service together in the main church sanctuary, and dinner afterward in the Parish Hall. Then we walk over to the Youth House together for games and fellowship. First Sundays of the month from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Come as you are and bring a friend!
Youth Formation (Sunday School) meets every Sunday in the Youth House, 10:15 am – 11:00 am.
The rite of Confirmation is for all those in the 9th-12th grades and above wishing to confirm their baptismal vows and make a mature commitment to Christ and the church.
Confirmation kicks off in January with a retreat, January 24-26, 2020. The Confirmation process ends with the Rite of Confirmation in May. Visit our Formation page for more information or to register.
Through outreach, we share the love of God in Christ with those in need. We partner with several organizations throughout Jacksonville and the Beaches community, including BEAM, Mission House, and Church Without Walls. We have carried Christ’s love into the world during mission trips to New Orleans, Miami, and Bolivia.
The first Friday of every month, we meet at Mission House at 5:30 to cook and serve dinner to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. We are done by 7:30. If you are interested in joining us, contact Holly to let her know you’ll be there.
Retreats & Mission Trips
Confirmation Retreat: January 24-26, 2020
Honey Creek Retreat Center, GA
High School Winter Ski Trip: February 14-17, 2020
Beech Mountain, NC. Click Here to Register.
High School Summer Mission Trip: June 7-12, 2020
Birmingham, AL. Click Here to Register
Middle School Summer Mission Trip: July 5-11, 2020
Click Here to Register
Bolivia Summer Mission Trip:
Rising 10th grade – Graduated 12th
Click Here to Register
Contact Brooks Slater for more information.
Director of Youth Ministry
Assistant Director of Youth Ministry
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