Youth

Youth Ministries at Second Presbyterian Church
seeks to provide middle and high school students (grades 6-12)
with a welcoming, safe and encouraging community,
which encourages faith discovery, spiritual growth, dedication to Jesus Christ,
and full engagement in the corporate life of Second Presbyterian Church.

We believe this can best be accomplished through the integration of all youth into the broader life of the church by their full participation in worship; service opportunities and trips; development of community initiatives; all Christian education offerings; church-wide stewardship efforts; and the church's institutional structure (ministry teams, committees, board of deacons, etc.)

Youth Ministries at Second is a space where middle and high school students gather not to witness an event but to be a part of something bigger than themselves. 

THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR 6TH-12TH GRADES ON AUGUST 31ST. 

Youth Ministries Orientation/Open House Presentation
Click here to view the presentation from the 2014 Orientation/Open House from August 17.

Upcoming Dates 
September 10th - Wednesday Night Programming Begins - Quest/Niners/Trek
September 27th - Garden work day
November 1-2 - Fall Retreat at Camp PYOCA - registrations begin mid-September

Wednesday Night Pizza
Please click the button below to help pay for pizza.
$45 for the semester and $80 for the year.
Your payment helps defray the cost.

Pizza Payment

 

Confirmation
"Niners"- The next step in your faith journey.

Confirmation

Niners is a nine-month confirmation experience for high school freshmen (or other high school students who have not yet gone through confirmation, joined the church, or are transferring their membership).

If you are interested in confirmation at Second, please fill out this form.

Confirmation is another step in your journey of faith. You are not expected to have it all figured out! As a matter of fact, you are expected to have questions - lots of them. And all of your questions are welcome and can be explored openly with honesty and integrity here.

Niners is designed to take an in-depth look at the Christian faith with the Apostles’ Creed as our guide. We look hard into faith and topics such as the nature of God, the teachings of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Christian practices and much more.

Each Niner will be in a small group facilitated by an adult guide, as well as several of our peer mentors (upperclassmen). These groups read, study and discover together as well as support one another along this journey of faith.

Niners is not a class. Niners is an exciting adventure of faith.

Niners is...

  • a safe place where you can be yourself.
  • a place where you can meet and get to know some amazing people you may never have the opportunity to get to know otherwise.
  • provides an opportunity to interact with your questions and uncertainties about life and faith honestly.
  • is an experience.
  • is a journey of faith.
  • is confirmation.

What is Confirmation?

First of all, Confirmation does not mean that you have everything figured out. No one here does. As a matter of fact, we want you to know that all of your questions are welcome and can be explored openly with honesty and integrity. Confirmation is exactly what the word says. It is to confirm — accept, verify, approve — the Christian faith as your own. It does not mean that you have all of your questions answered. It is another step in your lifelong journey of faith. Confirmation is becoming a full member of and participant in this family of faith as we discover what it means to believe together.

What happens at Niners?

  • The unpredictable
  • Fun activities
  • Food
  • Music
  • Small group discussions
  • Challenging discoveries
  • Personal faith growth
  • Building and strengthening friendships


Footsteps of Faith
High School Seniors

Footsteps of Faith
High School Seniors

Footsteps of Faith is designed for confirmed High School Seniors (members of Second Presbyterian Church). Footsteps meets September through April, Sunday mornings from 11:00-12:00.

During your senior year in high school, deeper questions will begin to present themselves in new ways. Don’t you think your Christian faith should have something to say about these big questions?

Footsteps of Faith is a way in which you can investigate these questions through the lenses of faith and theology. The experience will challenge you to think on a completely different level about your life and all you do. This class is led by the Senior Lake Fellows, as well as the Youth Staff.

Footsteps is a trek through the life of the early church, the Acts of the Apostles, and the writings of the apostles. In these sources we hear the earliest stories of the Christian faith and hear our own lives echoed in the voices of the ancients. Footsteps culminates with a trip to Greece, Turkey and Italy to walk in the footsteps of Paul.

The Footsteps journey has the potential to be transformative for all willing to invest themselves in it.  If you are interested in applying for the 2014-2015 Footsteps of Faith, please fill out this form and print and sign the covenant. Submit the covenant and a recent picture of yourself to the church office.