Youth Groups

Youth Fellowship programs include three groups for young people in grades 3-12, which generally meet on Sunday evenings from September through May, beginning with a meal and followed by a program designed to mirror the ministry areas within our faith community.

Our youth program is coordinated by our Youth Fellowship Director, Reverend Alan Bancroft, and the Youth and Family Ministries team. Volunteer adult advisors lead and support each group.

Helpful Resources

Youth Calendar of Events: Christian Adventurers, Middle School Youth, High School Youth

Youth Newsletter 

Volunteer to prepare meals for our youth: Sign Up Genius

Meets monthly from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) for dinner and a program. Activities range from team-building games and service projects to recreational outings and holiday-themed parties. Advisors are Leah Burton and David Bohm.

Meets weekly from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) for dinner and a program. Activities a varied, including mission and outreach to local non-profits (such as preparing Brown bag lunches for the Rescue Mission), annual participation in the Crop Hunger Walk, cookouts, camping trips, holiday events, and much more! Advisors are Holly Boswell, Leah Burton, Todd Crouse, and Justin Hancock.

Meets weekly from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) for dinner and a program. We like to mix it up with topical programs relevant to a teen’s life (relationships, doubt, and stress are just a few examples), mission and outreach opportunities, socials, and special monthly programs such as Bridge to Life. In this program, we partner with two college students who are involved with the Presbyterian Campus Ministry at NC State University for games, activities and discussions. This program offers us an opportunity for mentorship and exposes us to opportunities for staying engaged with a faith community after high school youth group. Adult advisors are Summer Bohm, Melinda Crouse, Dennis Hoerger, and Shane Pierce.

The Youth and Family Ministries Team seeks to:

  • Provide places for youth and their families to explore their faith in a non-judgmental environment of loving support.
  • Develop ministry programs that are relational, formative, and consistent with reformed theology using creativity, openness, compassion and grace.  
  • Inspire honest and authentic conversations exploring faith and how we experience God.
  • Offer a strong foundation for continued spiritual development as our youth move into the world to share God’s love. 
  • Give opportunity for youth to be involved in the full mission of the church through participation in worship and outreach ministries. 
  • Provide an environment where our youth can form lasting relationships with adults outside their immediate family. 
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