Teen Ministry helps teens embrace a personal relationship with Jesus by:
- showing them how to pray both as a group and as an individual,
- putting them in everyday situations and helping them to recognize where they see God, and
- guiding them to live a life where others see Christ through them.
Teen Ministry combines fun activities and special events with mission projects that make a difference in the lives of people in our community and beyond. All of our events are open to any teen who would like to participate.
October: Church Carnival
The teens create and run free games (plinko, bowling, body boppers, games of skill) and activities (pumpkin painting, crafts, face painting) throughout the morning and afternoon. This event is open to the whole community. We also play Christian music, have contests and giveaways all day.
November/March/April: Food Baskets
We collect food donations to fill Thanksgiving and Easter Food baskets for families in need in our community. If any items are still needed after the donations, we take a trip to the grocery store where the teens learn to select appropriate food working with a budget. The teens then put together the food baskets at the church. Some baskets are delivered and others are picked up at the church. The teens help every step of the way!
April-August: God’s Garden
The teens cultivate the ground and plant fruits and vegetables to be used for those who come to God’s Table as well as anyone else in need. They learn what it means to garden and take care of God’s beautiful and bountiful creation through our God’s Garden project, which is planted on church property.
Our Teen VBS is always the same week as A Closer Walk at Morey’s Pier in Wildwood, NJ. Monday, Tuesdau and Wednesday of the week is held at the church from 7-10pm. We go into the community for scavenger hunts and games. While at the church we sing and listen to worship songs, hear testimonies and bible lessons and have lots of food, fellowship and fun. We end VBS week Thursday through Saturday camping in tents on the beach at Wildwood and enjoying A Closer Walk hosted by Morey’s Pier.
2017 Teen VBS is July 31 – August 5, 2017
We keep this event evolving by always holding it in a different location. It ranges from a one to two night getaway. For our most recent getaway we stayed in suites in Mt. Laurel, NJ and enjoyed an evening at the Blue Cross River Rink at Penn’s Landing. While away we pray, play, listen, learn and make a positive difference together.