All 4th-12th graders are invited to participate in our youth ministry activities. We have multiple opportunities for youth to plug-in and engage with other Christian youth in a growing faith community.
One Room Sunday School (Grades P-12)
Location: Room 225 (Children and Worship Room)
Children will join together as one class this year and use the Shine: Being God’s People multiage curriculum. They will be studying stories from the first church and the first families in Genesis. This class will be led by Cindy Battelle and Holly Woods. If you are interested in helping with Sunday School, please let Erin Dickerson or Kim Catchpole know.
Time: Following Children’s Time (Grades 4-12)
Location: Room 219 (Hospitality Room)
Youth in grades 3 through 6 explore the scriptures and sermon theme introduced during worship. Youth will return to sit with parents following worship.
Puppet Ministry/ Youth Group (Grades 4-12)
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Room 200 (Community Room)
New this year, the PBnJ (Proud Believers in Jesus) Puppet Ministry will combine with the youth group for two hours of puppet fun, team building, and faith formation. PbnJ performs periodically during worship and other church events. Special events and outings will be held throughout the year.
- Session 1: October 1 – November 12
- Session 2: January 7 – February 11
- Session 3: March 4 – 18
- Session 4: April 8 – May 20
Confirmation (Grades 6-9)
Sunday, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Room 213 (Ark Room)
This class is open to youth, grades 6-9, who wish to explore their faith and what it means to be a Christian at Southminster Presbyterian Church. Confirmands meet every week for 8 months and learn through prayer, scripture, and Collaborate: Presbyterian Confirmation curriculum as well as guest speakers and off-site diversity experiences. This class is offered every other year.
High school youth are encouraged to meet with Kim Catchpole to identify individualized leadership opportunities and mission projects.
Retreats and Lock-ins
Youth have the opportunity to participate in off-site retreats and church lock-ins. Be sure to put these dates on your calendar and look for more opportunities throughout the year.
- Mid-Year Lock-In: January 14 -15, Southminster Presbyterian Church
- Presbyterian Youth Council Retreat: April 6-8, Kirkmont Retreat Center
- Montreat Youth Conference: June 3-9, Montreat, North Carolina
Pastoral care for children and youth is offered by our staff through Blessing Based Spiritual Nurture (BBSN). In BBSN, a trained adult uses listening, prayer, and affirming blessings as a way to allow a child to share the things which are concerns, as well as joys. We seek a congregation that cares for all ages. If we can support your child and family during times of stress or other difficulty, please talk to one of our staff.
Youth/ Adult Connections
Youth ministry thrives on positive youth/ adult relationships. Are you a caring adult with a listening ear or a helping hand? Contact us to become a volunteer today.
Growth Group For Parents
Location: Room 205 (Adult Lounge)
The Christian Education Team will be offering a Growth Group opportunity for parents of children and youth. After dropping your kids off at Sunday School, join with other parents in fellowship from 8:45-9:45am. There will be coffee, laughter, and time for learning and reflection. This group will follow the Sunday school calendar (Sept-May) and meet during Sunday School hours. Nursery care will be provided for children under 4 years old. Contact Adrienne or Kevin Dickson for more details.
Questions? If you need more information or have questions, please contact Kim Catchpole, Interim Director of Youth Ministries (email@example.com). You can also follow Southminster Presbyterian Church on Facebook for pictures and updates of youth ministry activities.