Journey Teens

Helping teenagers look, live, and love like Jesus.

Youth Ministry Director: Tom (TC) Corbett

Journey Teen Programs

Hey, teens! Eight TNT (Tuesday Night Teens) events and several extended Saturday events are planned just for you this summer (June 30 and August 22). TNT is open to anyone entering 6th grade this fall through those who just graduated from 12th grade; feel free to invite your friends! As long as in-person events can be safely conducted in accordance with public health guidelines, these events will take place outside in a variety of local parks and backyards and teenagers will have to arrange their own transportation. If it becomes possible to use the church van, transportation may be provided for some events. Check the NEUs or this page each week for details and contact TC at if you have questions.

JULY 7: TNT 6:30-8PM AT TC’S HOUSE. Come hang out and enjoy a campfire, games, and social activity; snacks and drinks will be provided; arrange your own transportation; bring your facemask and a lawn chair; ADVANCE SIGN-UP IS NECESSARY—email TC at if you plan to attend (and to get his address).

JULY 11: TNT…SATURDAY EDITION 1-4PM. There will be an extended Saturday edition of TNT for teenagers on July 11 from 1pm-4pm: we’ll take an easy and interesting walk along the Genesee Riverway Trail from Turning Point Park (260 Boxart Street, Rochester, 14612) to Ontario Beach Park and get ice cream afterward at Abbotts Frozen Custard (by the Port of Rochester Marina); arrange your own transportation; drop-off at Turning Point Park at 1pm; pick-up at 4pm in the northeast corner of the parking lot for Ontario Beach Park (Lake and Beach Avenues, Rochester, 14612, near the carousel); bring your facemask and money for ice cream; ADVANCE SIGN-UP IS NECESSARY—email TC at if you plan to attend.


Teenagers have many opportunities to grow as Christians at Pearce Church. The youth ministry programs help them understand what it means to trust God, discover the joy of a personal relationship with Christ, respond to the Holy Spirit’s guidance, and put their Christian faith into action.

Our Journey Teens programs encourage teenagers to: learn from the Bible; follow Jesus’s example by loving God and loving others; worship God as a regular part of their daily lives; understand what we believe as Christians, why we believe it, and how to explain it; develop a life that reflects the love of Christ.

In each program, teens are guided by Christian leaders who journey with them through the highs and lows of teenage life.

Equip Study Groups (Sunday mornings; groups for grades 6-8 and 9-12)

Faith Formation through Bible Teaching
Christian education options that emphasize Bible learning, Christian beliefs, and following the example of Jesus.

Bible Quizzing (Tuesday evenings; grades 6-12)

Bible Knowledge in Action
An engaging method of memorizing Bible passages to learn, understand, and apply the Word of God.

Youth Groups (Wednesday evenings for grades 6-12)

Sharing the Gospel through Relationships
During the school year, youth group provides a weekly time for fun, fellowship, and learning centered around worshiping God, developing Christian virtue and character, and being a Christian community that impacts the people around us.