Youth group (for all kids in high-school) is a place to learn about God, no matter where you are in your journey. If you have no idea who God is, or if you have been following Him for years, there is a place for you here. We try to play games and have fun, but also we discuss what it means to follow God in daily life.
We do change it up from time to time, so stay connected on the facebook page and we will let you know what is going on.
We hope that you would come and join us, have fun, and learn more about what it means to follow Jesus and live out His amazing Mission!
Sunday School is run during the morning worship service. Children will normally join their parents in the sanctuary for the first part of the service before they leave with their teachers for Sunday School. Sunday School is for children from age 3 to grade 5.
The goals of our Sunday School service include:
to nurture and encourage each child to know, love and serve God
to nurture the faith of children and leaders within a caring community
to teach children the story of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation
Fun, fast paced Boys Scout type club for boys grades 2-8.
Cadets is a fun, fast paced club which is similar to Boy Scouts in many ways, Cadets has the added dimension of being Christian. We enjoy many special events such as camp outs, pizza parties, bowling, gym nights, and the Cadet-O-Rama. The goal of Cadetting is to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical and social) by providing Christian male councilors, together with a uniquely designed structure, program and materials.
There is a lot of enthusiasm on the part of young boys to begin their journey through the Cadet programs. They’ve heard their older brothers or older boys in the community talk about the camp outs, crafts, Bible lessons, and service projects, and they are READY! Junior Cadets taps this enthusiasm with a “hit the ground running” type of program. The materials are comprehensive but concise. They are designed to effectively channel the energy of boys in grades 2 – 3 (ages 7 to 8-year-olds).
Explorer – for 2nd graders
Adventurer – for 3rd graders
For boys in grades 4 – 8 (ages 9 – 13)
Here is the heart of the Cadet organization. Boys and their counselors working side by side on Bible lessons, Christian service projects, outdoor activities (camping, cycling, hiking, canoeing, and much more), and working on merit badge projects — selecting from a wide range of interests and skills.
More than 95 merit badges are offered in this program. The counselor challenges, guides, encourages, listens, and counsels the boys as an expression of God’s love.
The typical club will be made up of several small groups of about five or six boys called cadres. Each cadre will be lead by a counselor.
GEMS is a relationship building, club program created especially for girls!
Girls in grades two through eight are welcome to join. At club, they have the opportunity to participate in:
Making new friends and being part of a caring small group
Getting to know Jesus
Participating in dynamic worship
Learning actions and creative movements to songs
Studying God’s Word–the Bible, and learning how to apply it to her life
Developing important life skills through badge activities
Making crafts that encourage others
Participating in service projects that make a difference in other’s lives
Finding answers to challenges that face girls today
The purpose of GEMS Girls’ Clubs is to bring girls into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. To help foster this all-important relationship between each girl and Christ, other relationships are nurtured as well – between girls, and between girls and their counselor (leader).
Girls in clubs are organized into small groups with one leader or counselor for each group of six to eight girls. It is through these small groups, and the weekly interactions that take place in club, that faith is nurtured and developed, and long lasting friendships are made.
The ministry of GEMS Girls’ Clubs has been serving churches for over 50 years! During these years, thousands of girls’ lives have been changed forever. Today, there are over 23,000 girls who are member of GEMS Girls’ Clubs, with 5,200 women enthusiastically serving as their counselors and mentors.
The ministry is non-denominational with club participation in several different denominations and non-denominational churches and Christian organizations throughout Canada, United States and the world! Culturally relevant curriculum is developed from a reformed perspective.
The activities in the GEMS Clubs are based on three age-appropriate levels, with a focus on a yearly theme.
AWARENESS LEVEL: 2nd-3rd grades
Girls participate in organized activities through which friendships naturally begin to develop.
Awareness Level activities teach:
Who God is
Sharing with others
Stories from the Bible
How to help others
Girls also increase in their knowledge and understanding of God and how special it is to know Him and have Him in our hearts. A fun, engaging magazine called Sparkle is available with age-appropriate stories, recipes, Bible lessons, crafts and games.
DISCOVERY LEVEL: 4th-6th grades
Girls begin to understand that God has created them for a purpose, and that they can make a difference in the world by using the gifts and talents God has given them.
Earning badges to help discover talents and develop new skills
Learning to worship with regular opportunities for singing and creative movement
Discovering more about who God is through His Word and His World
Participate in service opportunities
Discovery level girls also receive an award winning, monthly magazine called SHINE brightly, filled with inspiring stories, quizzes, crafts, life lessons from the Bible, recipes, music and much more!
ADVANCED LEVEL: 7th-8th grades
The small group experience of the club setting continues to provide girls with a “safe environment” in which feelings and questions can be openly shared.
Girls learn about:
God’s perspective on inner and outer beauty
How to come face to face with God
How to have joy even in difficult times
Techniques for overcoming worry and doubt
How to stand strong against peer pressure
The importance of being physically and spiritually fit
How important it is for God to be in their lives every day and that His help is necessary for making wise decisions
Shine brightly magazine is also available to all Advanced Level girls.
More information about the whole GEMS Ministry is available on their amazing website at www.gemsgc.org