Polk Street Youth

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 

1 Timothy 4:12

We're all about Jesus

As a youth ministry, we go deeper into what it means to be Jesus' followers. We’re ready to move beyond the basics - we want to help students answer the question, “What’s next?” We want them to grow in their faith, take ownership of their relationship with Jesus, and honor God with their lives.

Along with our engaging Sunday school on Sunday mornings, we have awesome Sunday evening worship, a life-changing Bible study and lesson on Sunday nights, fun events on Wednesday nights, and amazing special events throughout the year. We have a lot of fun because Jesus isn’t boring, everything about Him is incredibly exciting.

Taking Steps in the Journey of Faith

Now, we say “takes a step” for a reason. It’s because there’s no finish line or certificate of completion when it comes to spiritual growth. Instead, spiritual growth is a journey (a life-long journey) and no two journeys are identical. That’s why our philosophy doesn’t have anything to do with a specific skill or achievement. Instead, we win anytime we see a teenager take a single step closer to owning their faith.
STEPS OF FAITH THAT WE CELEBRATE
1.  Spending Time With God
As much as we love worshiping God together during Youth Ministry meetings. If teenagers
are ever going to make their faith their own, they’ve got to start spending time with God on their own. It means opening the Bible on their own, having conversations with God on their own, and discovering how they best connect with God through worship on their own.

2.  Spending Time With Others
Engaging in healthy community can, and should, be a spiritual habit we help our students develop. But “healthy community” doesn’t just mean hanging out with Christians. This spiritual habit is about growing in Christlike relationships with everyone.
 
3.  Using Their Gifts 
Teenagers need to know that God made them unique, and special, and with really specific gifts, talents, passions, and resources. Then they need to use those gifts to love God, love others, and influence the world around them.  When teenagers begin to discover who God made them to be, and then use their unique identity to love both God and others, they grow.

4.  Shearing Their Story 
Teenagers need to learn how to talk about God. Sharing your story is the spiritual habit of making faith a regular, everyday, go-to topic of conversation in our lives. Because when we talk about God and His place in our story (or, more accurately, our place in His story), it helps us believe, helps us understand, and helps us take ownership of our own faith.

Youth Ministry Opportunities

Sunday Mornings
Sunday School | The Loft | 9:40 - 10:40 a.m. 
Classes for Middle School (6th-8th) and High School(9th-12th)

Sunday Nights
Youth Choir | Room 222 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Supper and Fellowship | The Loft | 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Youth Worship | The Loft | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Nights
Youth Bible Study  | The Loft | 6:00-7:00 p.m.
*once a month we take a break from Bible Study for a special activity*

Youth Choir

Sunday Nights 5:00-6:00 | Room 222

One of the greatest desires of our youth ministry is to discover and develops the talents and gifts that God has given our students.  Polk Street has been blessed with a magnificent musical program with many musically talented students.  Most Sunday nights we meet in the youth choir room from 5:00-6:00 for youth to rehearse for opportunities to share this musical talent in Polk Street's worship services, community performances, and a summer choir tour. 

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