Youth Ministry

Our Youth Mission Statement

The Elkhorn Hills Youth Ministry exists to EXPOSE teenagers to God’s love while preparing them to SHARE God’s word, and EXALT in the Lord, all while OFFERING their services to the Lord and CONNECTING with others.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!!  Do you love having fun and laughing?  Do you enjoy sharing your faith with others, especially young people and helping them grow in their faith?  Then, YOU are the person for this leadership opportunity!  We are seeking 1-2 adults for Wednesday night youth group (6:30-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday) starting in the Fall of 2017.  If you are interested or want to learn more, please contact Jenny Meyer.

We are also in need of ONE adult to help teach Middle High Sunday School and ONE adult to help with Sr. High Sunday School.  Please contact Jenny Meyer for more information.

Upcoming Events:

SAND VOLLEYBALL STARTS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th at 6:30 p.m.  Middle & Sr. High youth (and college kids who are home), bring a friend and join in the fun!  Devotions will start our evening together and then we will play sand volleyball until 7:30 p.m.  Snacks will be available too!

CHECK IT OUT:  TRIPLE G YOUTH GROUP (GOD, GAMES & GOODIES) meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center and Sr. High Youth Room.  This fun group is for 6-12th graders!  Parents, sign up to help volunteer on a rotating basis.  Contact Jenny Meyer for more information.

Youth Programs:

The Youth Ministry is for 6th – 12th grade youth.   Jenny Meyer, Youth Ministries Coordinator leads these programs along with the help of many volunteers.

Sunday School

youth ssMiddle & Sr. High Sunday School meet on Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Come join our amazing group of teachers and youth who want to share their faith with you!

Middle High Sunday School (6th-8th Grade) – Led by Randy Bruner and Amy Bergman.  Meets in the Mid-High Youth Room from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Senior High Sunday School (9th-12th Grade) – Led by Greg Roberg.  Meets in the Sr. High Youth Room from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Triple G Youth Group

Join the Youth GroupTriple G Youth Group is open to 6th-12th graders.  This  group meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Senior High youth room in the Family Life Center.  Games, learning more about God, friendship and fellowship, food, laughter . . . what’s not to love?  Come join us and bring your friends!

All of the youth meet together at 6:30 p.m. to begin their evening, then they break into Middle & Sr. High small groups to dig deeper into the evening’s lesson.  Youth Group uses video devotions and Bible studies which help the youth grow in their faith while relating real life challenges to the Bible.  Bring a friend and come see what it’s all  about!

Youth Praise TeamYouth Praise Team

This group of very talented youth is led by Brett Heckens.  The Youth Praise Team is open to any youth in 6th-12th Grades.  If you are interested in joining this talented group, please contact Brett Heckens for practice times.

ConfirmationConfirmation

Our confirmation program is led by our Youth Director, and is geared for youth in 7th grade.  Confirmation uses the Credo lessons.  Each confirmand is assigned a mentor to walk through this part of their faith journey with them.  It includes lessons on Methodism, the Bible, group discussions, personal reflection, field trips, and service projects.  Confirmands develop their own faith statement to present on Confirmation Sunday.  Classes begin in January.

 Mission Trips

Youth Mission TripEach year our youth have the opportunity to participate in a mission trip.  There are separate mission trips for Middle High and Senior High youth.  There are various fundraising opportunities throughout the year for students to earn money for the trips.  On these trips, the youth worship together and share in devotion time as a group each evening.  The groups build bonds with one another and grow in their faith together.  They serve members of various communities by being the hands and feet of God.

  • 2017 Sr. High Mission Trip – Colorado Springs (July 9-15).  Register with Jenny Meyer, Youth Director by October 2.  Cost: $419 + transportation fees.  $50 deposit is due with registration.  Forms are available through Jenny.  Chaperones are needed!
  • 2017 Middle High Mission Trip – Nebraska (June 2-3).   The Thompson family are hosting the youth at their cabin for the weekend and we will go out as a group and participate in various service projects from Friday morning through Saturday late afternoon.  We will share devotion and fellowship time each evening.  If you would like to register your youth for this great experience, please contact Jenny Meyer to do so or to ask further questions.