Youth

Growing together.

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

The CPC 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. 


cpc 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 connected to the areas of Fellowship, Service, Exploration, and Worship.

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

Download the Cary Presbyterian app for handy access to youth group calendars and other up-to-date youth information. Call the church office or use the Contact Form below to get in touch with Alan or any of the advisors. 
3rd-5th grades
"Christian Adventurers" meet monthly throughout the school year for activities that range from team-building games and service projects to recreational outings and holiday-themed parties.
Advisors are Meredith Bullis and TBD.
Middle School
CPC MS Youth generally meet weekly throughout the school year for dinner and a program. Activities include service to local non-profits (such as preparing brown bag lunches for the Rescue Mission),  cookouts, topical conversations, camping trips, holiday events, and much more!
Advisors are Rachel Campbell, Caroline Carew,  Justin Hancock and Brian Short.
high school
CPC HS Youth generally meet weekly for dinner and a program throughout the school year. We like to mix it up with topical programs relevant to a teen’s life (relationships, doubt, and stress are just a few examples), local service opportunities, recreation nights, and outings like hiking and NC State baseball games.
Adult advisors are Katy Frazer, Dennis Hoerger, Chris Huff, Shane Pierce and Kecia Simmons.

Confirmation —  8th & 9th Graders

Confirmands will meet in person monthly as they explore their faith and dive into spiritual practices. Additional retreats and meetings with mentors will enhance their journey towards church membership.

Sunday Mornings 9:15-10:15.  Faith Foundations Middle School - MS Room

The primary focus of this group is a dynamic exploration of the Bible from start to finish. Sessions will feature videos, fun activities, and meaningful discussion. At times, middle school youth will engage with seasonal faith formation topics.

Sunday Mornings 9:15-10:15.  Conversation Cafe for High School youth- HS room

Each week, the HS youth will explore topics related to the overall Faith Formation theme for the season. Topics this fall include Hospitality, Gratitude, Mission, and the Music of the Advent/Christmas Season. This gathering will have an informal, conversational feel, complete with time for sharing the highs and lows of life.

Sunday Evenings 5:30-7:30 PM — Middle and High School Youth Group

Following group dinner, youth engage in activities focused in four key areas: fellowship, service, exploration and worship.

Youth Retreat registration forms:

Registration forms for upcoming events can be found HERE

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