Our Youth Group, for grades 6 - 12, meets every Sunday evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the church.
Our Sunday night gatherings typically involve times for games, hanging out, and snacking (of course!), as well as a time of teaching. Our youth and their leaders love the Word of God, and we enjoy digging into it together both as a large group and in small groups during the night. Throughout the year, we have opportunities to spend time together outside of our typical meeting time and location - building friendships at cookouts, snow tubing, hiking, etc.
More info on the study material for parents (and youth too!) : This year we've been using a curriculum called "Teach Me Your Way" on living surrendered lives to Jesus. We learn in a large group and discuss passages from the Bible in small groups. "Teach Me Your Way" is a study on surrendering to Jesus Christ in salvation and submitting to His will and way.
*Following is a brief summary taken from A Note to Parents in "Teach Me Your Ways - A Study for Youth on the Surrender to Christ and Submission to His Ways."
Although created to worship God, man is prone by nature to worship the creation rather than the Creator. We are inclined to pursue the temporal benefits of this physical world over the eternal treasure of the spiritual world. Only God can open blind eyes to the surpassing worth of knowing Christ. Surrendering to Christ in salvation involves the mind, heart, and will of the person, and true saving faith results in submission to the will and ways of Jesus.
The evidence of a surrendered heart is obedience, and the mark of the obedient heart is reflected in the true righteousness of the person who has "put off the old self" and has "put on the new self." Though perfect righteousness has been legally imputed to the believer through the cross, the life of righteous living, though imperfect till heaven, can be reflected in the believer here. The righteous heart attitude and actions taught in the Sermon on the Mount are a picture of the "already but not yet" perfected believer.
Because sin is subtle and man's nature sinful, Christians must encourage each other daily to submit to God and to resist sin until Jesus returns and we reflect the perfection of the character of Christ.
"Teach Me Your Way" (Psalm 86:11) is an expression of need, an acknowledgement of dependency, and a prayer for help.