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Youth Ministry – Sr. High and Jr. High

 

Sara Johnson leads both CORE, our high school ministry and MSM (Middle School Mania), our junior high ministry.  Email Sara at sara@holyspiritleesburg.org, or call her for more information: 703-307-0969. 

Vision and Mission

  • We are a youth ministry that purposely sets youth on a course to collide with their creator, the LIVING GOD and to honor Him with their lives and their decisions.
  • We will teach the absolute Truth of God’s Word.
  • We will love unconditionally and lead by example.
  • We will pursue God with an abandonment and hunger and thirst for His righteousness.
  • We will challenge teens to be moral and spiritual leaders.
  • Grace, mercy and honor will characterize this youth ministry.

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.)

Middle School Mania (MSM)

Middle School Mania takes over the church building two Sundays a month from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM to have crazy middle school fun.  We share a life lesson from God’s Word, dinner and games.  This ministry is open to anyone currently in  6th – 8th grade. Friends and parents are welcome!  Come join the fun. No two nights are the same!     

CORE: High School Group

Our High School group meets here in our building on Sunday evenings twice a month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The evening includes dinner, sung worship,  and teaching from the Word. On alternate weeks, our High School group meets directly after the 11:00 morning service in girls and guys small groups.

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.