DRIVEN Youth Ministry is for students in 6th - 12th grade & meets in THE HUB at North Main. Park in the ORANGE lot & enter through the ORANGE doors for easy access.
Our goal at North Main is to develop completely committed followers of Christ who KNOW Christ intimately, GROW in Christ continually, and GO for Christ daily.
Through DRIVEN Youth, we strive to accomplish that goal by being a training ground for missionaries. The local high schools are one of the biggest mission fields in the world, and students are the number one asset in reaching their peers.
The primary way that we accomplish this is through relational discipleship through intentional small group ministries. THURSDAY NIGHTS from 6:47-8:00 pm we hold our small group nights. Every student is put into a group of no more than 8 students with highly trained and passionate leaders. It is an environment where every student can be seen, heard, and known. In these group settings, we dive into scripture with the intent of making the Gospel come to life. From these groups, we launch students back into their school environments with tools, examples, and encouragement to be Jesus to their friends.
We also hold monthly Outreach Events on the first Sunday of the month*. Each event will be designed so that students can invite their friends to a non-threatening, non-"churchy" event so that relationships can be built. Through these outreach events, students are encouraged to extend invitations for their friends to join us for the Youth Night event that follows. These youth nights will consist of worship and a Gospel message.
Service is also a pivotal aspect of DRIVEN Youth. Every 4th Thursday, we won't meet for our regular Small Group Ministry, instead we will get out of our 4 walls and, in various ways, serve and be Jesus to the community around us. All details regarding these events will be announced in advance.
In the event of a 5th Thursday, there will be a Family Night. These Family Nights will consist of a family style dinner, communion, and worship.
Your student's safety is important to us & we want you to know that all of our youth leaders have their clearances & have completed background checks.
We have various other outside activities for youth. We also regularly plan group trips, activities, & outings such as bowling, laser tag, lock-ins, & retreats. Whitehall Camp & Conference Center is our Western PA Church of God Campground & hosts several awesome camps for youth & families throughout the year. Check out their website for more information: https://www.whitehallcamp.org
If you would like more information, or have any questions, please contact:
*Dated are subject to change, check church calendar and other information sources.
BJ Hyatt, Youth Pastor BJH@northmaincog.org