pearce teens

Our mission for the youth ministry is to help teens belong to a family of faith,
begin a new life in Christ, and be the people of God. Our vision is to see teens transformed who are transforming their community.

Our Core Values

Cultivating Community
a place where your teen feels a sense of belonging and connection
Demonstrating Hospitality
a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all people
Modeling Authenticity
a place for teens to be real, genuine, and honest about their lives
Staying Relevant
programing and content that focuses on contemporary realities and issues

Weekly Programs

Sunday

An informal and collaborative time of sharing, growing in their understanding in the essentials of the faith, and allowing space for grappling with questions.

Meet in the main teen area in the loft upstairs from 9-10am.

9am Teen Talks

It’s a time of going deeper in our understanding of the essentials of faith, the story of God, how to interpret scripture, while also providing teens the opportunity to grapple with relevant issues of the day.

Middle School Group

For 6-8th grade which focuses on the essentials of faith that will meet in the loft.

High School Group

For 9-12th grade which delves deeper into Biblical interpretation, the creeds, and Christian issues that will meet in the loft as well.

Wednesday

Wednesday Night Youth Group (WNYG)

A night where teens (6-12th grade) regroup, recalibrate, and recharge spiritually that also provides a fun, enjoyable, and welcoming atmosphere for teens (regardless of where they are at in their spiritual journey) to grow in community and friendship. Youth Group meets regularly on Wednesdays from (6:30-8pm). We will start and end in the gym/café.  It’s a place for teens to belong! Our teens come together as a big family to hang out, eat, have fun, worship, be mentored, and grow in their faith (MS and HS will be separate for small group discussion). This time helps teens to refocus themselves on embracing God’s mission for them in what appears to be seemingly ordinary life.

Tuesday

Bible Quizzing

Interested in meeting some new friends and having fun while learning more about the Bible? Enjoy competition but in a fun and supportive environment? 6-12th graders are invited to join the Bible Quiz team.  Practices are held on Tuesday nights from 7-8:30 in the teen area with tournaments once a month on Saturday from October through April. Join us as we study Hebrews, I and 2 Peter and Jude. Practices include study time, jumping practice, and a devotion and prayer time. If you have questions please contact Rob Distaffen.

Bi-Monthly Activities

MSO (Middle School Only)- A fun event/gathering/activity for middle schoolers only!

HSE (High School Exclusive)- A fun event/gathering/activity for high schoolers only!

“One Big Event” (Middle & High School)

Connect with Pastor Brian to see what’s planned next!

Seasonal Events

Varies depending on the year

Retreats | Camps | Mission Trips | Service Projects

Save the Dates!

Winter Retreat @ Camp Hickory Hill – February 18-20, 2022

Flower City Work Camp – April 18-22, 2022

Never the Same Camp @ Houghton College – July 10-14, 2022

For more information on the teen calendar, upcoming events, or to speak with the Youth Pastor

Contact Youth Pastor Brian Roth