youth at central
The Youth Ministry at Central is dedicated to meeting all youth right where they are--both in life and in their spiritual journey. We are dedicated to forming safe, deep and meaningful relationships with our young people. Our goal is to be a Christian example going before them to show them the way, be beside them to guide them on their journey, and be behind them to catch them when they fall.
Questions? Contact Liz Boldman at email@example.com.
Our youth ministry offers weekly youth group meetings for kids age 6th-12th grade every Sunday evenings during the academic school year.
The youth are divided by age group, with middle schoolers attending the early session and high schoolers attending the later session. Dinner is served in between the sessions by parents on a volunteer basis.
Youth group meetings offer the youth a chance to connect with others and grow closer to God. Although meetings are only offered during the academic year, the group goes on missions, outings, and retreats throughout the calendar year.
In many United Methodist congregations, preparation for confirmation begins when youth enter their middle school years, when young people begin to move from concrete thinking to abstract thinking and begin making lifelong faith decisions. During these middle school years, youth are seeking a sense of belonging.
Central offers a formal process with a class-leading to the ritual of confirmation for those who choose to receive it and are deemed ready to do so by our pastors. We begin the confirmation process in 6th and/or 7th grade based on interest. Confirmation usually meets each Sunday during the Sunday School hour, attends a retreat, and ends with confirmation during a special worship service.