We value the youth of our church, and we are committed to building a sustainable youth ministry that is going to have a deep impact. That’s why we are developing a game plan together. We have invited Ministry Architects to visit us on August 13 and 14. You can learn more about them at www.ministryarchitects.com. They will spend the majority of their time in a variety of groups within the church through focused listening groups. We hope to see participation in those groups from a broad spectrum of parents, volunteers, youth and people who just love our youth. We want your insights, your frustration and your dreams to be heard.

And spending two days in these listening groups (and taking copious notes), the Ministry Architects team will hunker down to write a report, sharing with us what they have heard about the youth programs – including assets, challenges, and how we compare to youth ministries around the country – and where it seems that God might be taking us next. This report will be made available to anyone interested.

If you would like to be part of this process and have your voice heard, please plan to attend one of the following sessions. If you happen to fit into more than one group, please attend the one that works best with your schedule. If you have questions, contact Melanie Grice.

Sunday, August 13

10:45am: confirmation students (incoming 7th graders), DAC 410/411

11:30am:  confirmation parents, DAC 410/411

3:15pm:  parents of 8th and 9th graders, Youth Activity Center (YAC)

4:45pm:  8th and 9th graders, YAC

5:45pm:  10th – 12th graders, YAC

6:45pm:  parents of 10th – 12th graders, YAC

Monday, August 14

12pm:  open to anyone interested, YAC