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Youth Ministry – Sr. High and Jr. High

 

Robbie Pruitt leads both HSM, our High School Ministry and MSM  our Middle School Ministry.  Email Robbie at robbie@holyspiritleesburg.org, or call him for more information: 571-346-9583. 

The Youth Ministry echoes the church’s Mission Statement: “We invite nations and generations to experience God’s love and power.”

Who We are:
● We are a youth ministry that intentionally sets youth on a course to encounter our Creator, the Living God and to honor Him with our lives and our decisions.
● We revere and teach God’s Word.
● We love unconditionally
● We pursue God with an abandonment and hunger and thirst for His righteousness.
● We challenge teens to be moral and spiritual leaders.
● We value humor, play and relationships.

Sunday School: High School and Middle School Classes  

At the 11:00 service (10:00 summer service), Jr. High youth are present for worship in song, then are typically dismissed for their group study and discussions. They return for communion with their families. Sr. High youth meet on alternate Sundays: one week in the service for the message and to serve, the next week in their own group study.  The High School class meets in the Multipurpose room behind the office. The Junior High classroom is located across from the Main entrance doors. (High School and Middle School Youth stay in service during the 9:00 AM service.)


MSM (Middle School Ministry)

Middle School Ministry meets regularly on Sunday evenings to share a meal together, play games and share a Christ centered talk. Afterwards breaking into small groups for discussion
This ministry is open to anyone currently in 6​th​– 8​th grade. Friends and parents are welcome! Come join the fun

HSM (High School Ministry)

Our High School group meets regularly on Sunday evenings. The evening includes a shared meal, games, and teaching from God’s Word. This is a time for our high schoolers to go deeper into their faith, and ask questions.

Small Groups

Our middle schoolers and high schoolers meet twice a month for same-gender small groups. We encourage one another, study God’s Word and find fun activities to do together

YOUTH MISSIONS

MSM and CORE converge four to six times a year to engage in local missions, including cooking meals for Loudoun Homeless Shelter and partnering with Tree of Life Ministries. We also take an annual summer trip, with a mission emphasis, which has included REACH work camp and Camp BOOYAH.

IMG_0528Many summers, our youth participate in REACH work camp.  This is a fun outreach that includes many types of home improvement activities.  We join forces with other churches around the country showing Christ’s love for those in need.  There is wonderful fellowship, worship and rewarding work. We raise funds to support the cost of the trip.  

 YOUTH CONFIRMATION

DSC00175Confirmation marks the point in your Christian journey at which you declare for yourself and those around you, your desire to live life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, through the direction of the Holy Spirit.   You’re not a Christian because you were raised as one, but because you actually follow Jesus Christ and speak about him publically. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by our Bishop, John Guernsey. The Bishop asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.  High School students are eligible for Confirmation.  Classes run from January through June. 

Together we’ll study Scriptural topics such as: Knowing you’re saved; Putting Christ first; Prayer; and Hearing the voice of God.  We’ll also spend time learning the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostles’ Creed.  We study the book called An Anglican Catechism, (J.I. Packer, ed.) Some practical topics we will focus on are Leadership and Servanthood.

I do want to encourage you that it won’t be just classroom work.  We’ll be going offsite on a retreat, doing a service project, and having some events for fun to connect us as a group.  YOU will have input toward what we do!

Our goal is to make the confirmation experience one you look back on with awesome memories.  We’re looking forward to helping you discover who you are as a son/daughter of God and seeing you continue the process of being launched into your God-given purpose on this earth.