Here at Pearce, we want to journey with all families, and the whole family, as they grow to look, live, and love like Jesus. That’s where Pearce Teens comes in. We think teenagers are great, but we also know that the teenage years aren’t always the easiest. So, we work hard to make sure that we can give all teens a place to belong and surround them with awesome leaders who will walk with them through every area of life. It might get bumpy, a little loud, sometimes messy, but it is always exciting to get to do life with teenagers!
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Journey Teens - Weekend
Teen Serve: We believe that teens aren’t the church of tomorrow but are truly the church of today. For this reason, we want to see all teens engaged in some form of service, using the gifts God gave them to be a part of the body of Christ here at Pearce. Though it looks different for each person, we hope that every teen finds a way to plug in to what is happening in the overall church body.
Youth Group: Designed to be a welcoming place for all teens, youth group is where 5th-12th graders can come to have fun, make new friends, and encounter the God who loves them more than they could ever imagine. Including games, a time of worship, a relative and honest message, small group conversations led by awesome small group leaders, and food, youth group is where teens can be reminded that they are not on this journey alone and can find a community of people who will walk through life with them.
Time: Sunday Nights, 6-8pm (during the school year)
Pearce Teens - Events
Summer TNT (Tuesday Night Thing): Fun events planned for Tuesday nights during the summer.
Winter Retreats: Something really cool happens when you take teenagers away from their day-to-day lives and spend a weekend, unplugged from the world of social media, and plugged into the word of God and spending time with friends who love Jesus. That’s why we do winter retreats. Every year, we do one three-day senior high retreat (9th-12th grade), one two-day junior high retreat (7th-8th grade), and one middle school late night (5th-6th grade). These are truly unforgettable times for our teens and leaders!
Never the Same Camp: Never the Same Camp is a nationwide ministry that provides camps for youth groups across the country. Their mission is to, “see TRANSFORMATION in the lives of students, PREPARATION for youth ministries, and CONNECTION that synergizes youth ministries and their church.” We are excited to be able to bring our teens to the New York branch of this camp each summer. It is incredible what God does in this one week of camp! Check out the NTS website to see what they're all about: http://www.ntscamp.com/
Missions: We believe reaching out to the marginalized and oppressed is a vital part of every Christian’s faith journey, and so we partner with Pearce’s Great Commission Leadership Team to give the teens of Pearce opportunities to reach out to our local and global neighbors with the love of God.