LH.youth is our youth group geared for students in grades 8-12. This group meets every Thursday from 7:00-9:00pm, usually starting in September and ending sometime in May, with some activities planned during the summer.
Our desire is to see the youth grow in their relationship with Christ by getting to know each other, their leaders, and through small and large group Bible study.
The youth evenings are fairly casual as we hang out and play a few games then delve into a study of the word of God. Over the course of the year there will be a variety of activities. Our weekly meetings fit into a common rotation:
- week #1: EPIC night (a larger whole group activity)
- week #2: HOUSE night (Bible study)
- week #3: GROUPS night (small groups activity)
- week #4: HOUSE night (Bible study)
- week #5: no youth
Each year, in May or June, we put together a year-end retreat for our whole group. We’ve gone to a few different places over the years including Camp Stillwood, Camp Squeah, and more recently Loon Lake Lodge. We bring in a speaker to help frame the weekend around God’s word, and a worship leader to help bring our hearts to a deeper spiritual place through song. These weekends are amazing for the deepening of our students faith journey!
Every other year, we plan a larger service project/missions trip week. Previous groups have gone to Ensenada & Tijuana, Mexico, and to San Diego, California, USA. Our last trip was to Mexico in March 2017, you can read about our past experiences here on our blog.