For Youth: Grades 6-12

Education for discipleship is a life-long endeavor. Every child of God from cradle to grave is on a spiritual journey, and we provide the opportunities and resources for all ages to learn, stretch and grow in faith. We are blessed at Westminster to be a congregation that values all generations and welcomes the active participation of young people in every aspect of congregational life. We also provide learning, service, and fellowship opportunities designed especially for the unique needs of adolescent youth.


CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE: "Spiritual Formation for Children and Youth 2016-2017"

SUNDAY MORNINGSConfirmation Class
10:10 – 11:00 a.m.

Grades 6 – 8: Middle Schoolers on the Move

This class provides middle school youth with an opportunity to learn biblical skills as well as an outlet for community discussion on faith questions and curiosities. Adult leaders will facilitate an ongoing class conversation, which will address the role of faith and scripture in one's life. The program may include an occasional Sunday morning field trip.

Grades 9 and 10: Confirmation

Following the way of Jesus is a high calling and a lifelong endeavor. That is why this confirmation experience is designed to help young people begin to grasp the radical nature of the Christian journey. By the end of the program year, a young person who has been committed to and active in the group will be able to articulate why faith is important and how that faith is visible in his or her life. Youth who have participated in the program and choose to join Westminster will be received into full membership.

Grades 11 and 12: Senior Highs

Older teens may be engaged on Sunday mornings by helping out with our children's programs: Preschool, Joyful Noise and Sing-to-Praise. Children enjoy and respond well to the individual attention of teenagers. For information about how you can become involved, contact Susan Moseley.



180º YOUTH MINISTRY


180° is a comprehensive line up of diverse, fun and meaningful programs for students in grades 6–12. To get involved or for more information on any of these opportunities, contact a member of our Youth Ministry Team: Susan Moseley or Mike Gnade.

Sunday Evening Dinner and Fellowship (September – April)

Dinner: 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Fellowship: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Fellowship activities are interactive and varied. Highlights include game night and mission activities!

Youth Mission Trip

Annual Fall Retreat

Each September, youth in grades 6 – 12 travel to Camp Tockwogh in Worton, Maryland for a 24-hour, fun-filled retreat.

Church Lock-In

Our annual Lock-In is an “after-hours” overnight experience inside our church building and always a highlight of the year.

9-Squarathon

An annual Martin Luther King Weekend fundraiser for the Chad Miller Youth Mission Fund, our 9-Squarathon features the game "9 Square in the Air". Check it out at www.9squareintheair.com!

Summer Mission Week/Trip

Summer mission trips are planned on a four-year rotation (local, regional, international). The location, dates and eligible participants vary from year to year.

Midnight Run

A New York City mission experience for youth in grades 9 – 12, which occurs every other year.



ADDITIONAL YOUTH PROGRAMS

Congregational Events

Throughout the year, events are planned for the whole church family, like the Advent Workshop in November, all-church Caroling in December, the Ash Wednesday Service and the Lent Event in late winter/early spring. These events are intergenerational and an integral part of our total youth ministry at WPC.