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Refuge exists on Sunday mornings to give 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to study and apply God's word in an age appropriate environment. Through Scripture study, compelling videos, and small group discussions, Refuge Bible Study helps our middle school students learn how God's word applies to their lives.
Refuge follows the following three formats:
1st Sunday of every month, 6th-8th grade students will be in the main auditorium for the entire 10:30 service, where they will be encouraged to participate in communion with their families.
2nd-3rd or 4th Sundays, middle school students will participate in the main 10:30 service until the sermon begins. There will be a Youth Section for them to sit in, and they will be led over to the Youth Center for Refuge at the beginning of the sermon.
Last Sunday of every month, Middle School students will be encouraged to be in the Youth Center for the entire 10:30 service. They will be led in worship by their peers on these Sundays, followed by that week's Bible study.
When: See Schedule Above
Where: The Youth Center (just south of main building)
For Who: All teens 6th-8th Grade
Ignite 4:12 is based on the Scripture 1 Timothy 4:12 which says:
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."
This is a large scale youth event that takes place once a month for 6th-12 grade students. There is always food, live music, a message, and discussion time. Ignite serves as a great entry point into our Youth Life Groups.
The night always starts off in our gym where they will be met by our volunteers to make sure they are welcomed, invited and loved. Volunteers will then serve a homemade hot meal prepared for the students. After their bellies are fed, we play some fun interactive group games. Around 7:15, we move to our main auditorium to participate in live worship, led by a team comprised mostly of their peers on our Youth Worship Team. Following worship, there will be a short message from the Bible by Youth Pastor Sarah Nichols or a selected guest speaker. Finally, the night wraps up with discussion time with our Youth Life Groups. If students are not already involved in a Youth Life Group, they will be invited to join a group that is just right for them.
When: 6:30pm every 1st Wednesday of every month.
Where: Starts in the gym in main building
For Who: All 6th-12th grade students
Youth Life Groups are small groups for our 6th-12th grade students. These groups meet in various places, from homes to local coffee shops. Ranging in size from 5-12 students, Youth Life Groups are designed to reach our youth in a more intimate setting with their peers, led by compassionate adults. It is our desire that our students are reached by the incredible love of God, that they are growing by spending time regularly with Jesus, that they are serving in the church, and that they are released to thrive in the Kingdom of God for the rest of their lives. Youth Life Groups are designed to bring that desire to fruition.