Youth Ministry

Media Presbyterian Church considers ministry to youth and their families to be one of the greatest ministries it can provide.  The youth ministry at MPC has long been established as a place that welcomes teenagers to embrace their questions and struggles with faith in a healthy environment.  The youth leaders use a mixture of games, lessons, fellowship, and fun so that every youth feels comfortable and encouraged to examine their journey of faith.  It is our desire to meet teens where they are so we can better understand their needs and wishes.

Middle School

Youth Group

meets Sundays from 5:00-6:30 pm. during the school year.  Feel free to bring your friends and be prepared to encounter the Story of Jesus in an intimate way.  Also, don’t forget to bring money each week for pizza and soda.  If you have any questions you can call John at extension 13.

Praise Band

See more information regarding our youth musicians by clicking the Praise Band link above.

 

 

High School

Youth Group

meets Sundays from 7:00-8:30 pm. during the school year.  Feel free to bring your friends and be prepared to encounter the Story of Jesus in an intimate way.  Also, don’t forget to bring money each week for pizza and soda.  If you have any questions you can call or email John.

Confirmation Class

 CC begins in September for 9th graders. Each week our class will meet at 11:00 a.m. in the youth room.  Students are encouraged to worship together at the 9:30 service prior to Confirmation at 11:00.  Confirmation Sunday is normally scheduled in the beginning of May at 11 a.m. service.

Sunday School

 Every Sunday throughout the school year we also offer Sunday School.  Both the High School and the Middle School Sunday School classes are during the 930am hour, and are both stellar ways to meet other youth, think critically about faith, and to have a place where one can feel like they belong.  No prior registration is necessary, simply show up and enjoy.  The High School class meets in room 101 while the Middle school class meets in the youth room.

Praise Band

See more about our music program by clicking the Praise Band link above.

Other Happenings with the Youth throughout the week!

If you have a game or a recital... - Feel free to let John know!  These types of events are great to hang out at.  In the past, when one youth group member has a game we often grab a few other youth and surprise show up to give some support (sometimes that means as a really loud unofficial cheer squad).  This school year, lets support each other as much as we can!

Seasonal Things with the Youth!

Fall trips - Every fall we take separate Middle School and High School trips to retreat centers for a weekend.  These are themed retreats, no more than a 2 hour drive away and a great first way to get plugged into youth group.

Random Parties - We like parties.  A lot.  We often have parties for each of the major holidays, so be sure to check the bulletins to see when they are happening!

All-Nighters in January - To help kick things off after each Christmas/New Years break we do all-nighters.  They are quite intense evenings and full of fun times, a deep lesson, and not something to be missed.  Usually the Middle School all-nighter is an event where we stay at the church the whole night, while the High School one spends part of the night going from place to place.

Summer Trips in June/July - Each summer we also do week long trips.  The High School one is early in the summer, while the Middle School one is later on.  Both are high points of the year for each youth group and often helps cement new friendships around new experiences.  In the past we have taken youth to theme parks, white water rafting, paintballing, festivals, waterparks, and ziplining.  Keep your eyes peeled for info concerning the summer trips throughout the spring!

For more information, contact John Chaffee, Director of Youth, at jchaffee@mediapresbyterian.org.