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Being a teenager is hard. Being a Christian teenager can be even harder. At Southminster, we foster an environment to support each of our youth as they grow as individuals and disciples. We make sure to have lots of fun along the way though and to create lifelong friendships with each other.

We have Sunday lessons and monthly fellowship at church as well as other fun outing events including serving and justice opportunities for our Youth.

Please email Kari@spcah.org for links to zoom or more information about our group!

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We are SO PROUD of our Youth at SPC.

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Youth Sunday Lessons

Middle Schoolers & High School are sent our Youth Group Sunday Lessons via email. We use Orange Video Curriculum XP3 to help our students navigate the unique challenges of being a teen in a way that will stick with them long after they graduate. Our Current series is called The Temptations.

One thing your high schooler is definitely facing? Temptation! That’s why we’re walking through this four-week series designed to help them recognize, understand, resist, and deal with temptation. Because temptation is a lifelong part of the human experience, we want to give your teen the tools they need now to see temptation for what it is as it’s happening and to ultimately choose God’s best in the face of any and all temptation.

Youth Events

Southminster hosts a number of events for youth outside of Sunday School. Typically, we meet once a month to have a game night, do a service activity, watch a movie together, or go on an outing somewhere like extreme trampolining or to Fright Fest at Great America! We also participate in retreats during the school year. Some of our summer mission trips have included traveling to Harlem in New York City or to Mission, South Dakota to work on a Native American reservation.

Youth Retreats to Covenant Harbor

The 2020 winter youth retreat up to Lake Geneva’s Covenant Harbor Retreat Center was an awesome trip filled with snow tubing, broom ball on the lake, snow ball fights. The youth also enjoyed faith sharing and a concert. Any and all youth are invited to join the fun next year. For more information about Southminster’s Youth Ministry, email Kari@spcah.org.

Youth Labyrinth Trip

Recently the youth traveled to Earth Wisdom Labyrinth in Elgin, the largest outdoor labyrinth in Illinois. It was a hot day, but we really enjoyed our picnic under the tree and the labyrinth surrounded by forest, prairie plants, and cornfields. It was a beautiful, spiritual, and enlightening day!

Confirmation

Southminster offers confirmation for eighth grade students or students who haven’t yet been confirmed but who would like to be. In addition to classes specifically designed to prepare them for the next step in their faith journey, students attend a retreat, participate in service activities, write a statement of faith, and then join the church where they are welcomed before the congregation.

 

 

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