Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your integrity.
1 Timothy 4:12
Youth Ministry at Third Church serves young people in grades 7 through 12, building depth and maturity of faith through opportunities for service, study, friendship, and fun.
Join Us on Sunday Evenings
Young people in grades 7-12 meet weekly during the academic/program year, either on Sunday evenings or Sunday afternoons after worship, for age-appropriate and high-energy faith formation.
(To maintain safety during the Covid19 pandemic, all in-person activities have been suspended until further notice)
Meetings begin with youth and advisors sharing a meal. They then engage in an interactive activity on a Biblical text or concept. At the end of their time together the youth break into small “Care Groups” to share joys and concerns, and then reconvene to pray as a large group.
Youth in grades 7 through 12 may also make music in one or both youth choirs, the Covenant Singers vocal chorus and the Covenant Ringers handbell choir.Both groups contribute to worship at Third Church, offering music multiple times per year. Weekly rehearsals are immediately before other youth programming, allowing young people to take part in as many components as they desire.
Service to Others
The youth of Third Church regularly share God’s love with the community by assisting local non-profits like the House of Mercy, Cameron Community Ministries, and the South Wedge Food Program. They also love to help out at fundraising events like the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure and the East Avenue Grocery Run.
Church Membership for Youth
High-school students who wish to become members of the church embark on a year-long Commissioning (Confirmation) Class. The model for this class varies from year to year, accommodating the needs of the students in the class, but always involves an exploration of the major questions surrounding Christianity in general and the Presbyterian Church in particular. Commissioning Class students develop a personal faith statement throughout the course and are given the opportunity to officially join Third Church at the end of the course.