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. Contact Director of Christian Education Chesna Hinkley for more information on any of the below.

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

Grades 6 – 8: Middle School

Middle School is studying the whole Bible using Sparkhouse’s CoLABorate Bible Study curriculum.

Grades 9 – 12: Agora

High schoolers will have periodic education series announced throughout the year. Classroom 7 is always open to high schoolers at 10:10 AM for coffee and conversation. Please note that there is no confirmation this program year (2019-2020).



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 Tommy Neilson.

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.