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Youth Ministries
​(grades 6-12)

Welcome Back
Sunday morning adventures have begun! Plan on joining us for breakfast food, fun, and faith conversations every Sunday at 9:30 in the Youth Suite. The middle school students meet on the west side of the Youth Suite; high school students meet on the east side. See you there!

MIDDLE SCHOOL GET TOGETHER
Welcome back fun, games, and PIZZA! Sunday, August 28, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Bring a friend and have some fun just hanging out together. A great way to start the fall together.

BONFIRE AND HAYRIDE
Come and have some good fall fun with everyone on Sunday, October 2, Spencer Farms—7177 E 161st St, Noblesville, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

SUMMER OF SERVICE 2016
Great adventures were had by all!

Middle School Service Trip - June 27-July 1 - Cincinnati - working with mission partners in the city. Fun and surprises along the way. 
High School Service Trip - July 24-30 - Chicago - living and working in the city. Staying at Fourth Presbyterian Church downtown. 
Check out the stories of our summer here.

FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH and NINERS 
Fill out the Footsteps of Faith application here. Find out more information about Footsteps by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
Fill out the Niners (confirmation) registration here. Check out what is in store for our year by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

Youth Ministries Vision
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 where everyone belongs.

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 gives space for 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.)

Volunteer Opportunities
Northside Mission Ministry - to find out more about needs and volunteer opportunities through Northside, click here.
Kenya Carnival- the carnival is February 27 inside at Second. Tons of volunteers are needed. To see information and to volunteer to help, click here.
Souper Bowl Sunday - Sunday, February 7, 2016. We will need donation collectors and money counters. Watch here for sign ups.
 

Upcoming Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Dates 

MIDDLE SCHOOL GET TOGETHER
Welcome back fun, games, and PIZZA! Sunday, August 28, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Bring a friend and have some fun just hanging out together. A great way to start the fall together.

FALL YOUTH MINISTRY EVENT
For parents and students - Wednesday, September 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Students will kick off their fall together
Parents will have a round table discussion around the family schedules. Watch for more information coming soon.

BONFIRE AND HAYRIDE 
Come and have some good fall fun with everyone on Sunday, October 2, Spencer Farms—7177 E 161st St, Noblesville, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

FALL RETREAT
Information will be coming soon about our fall retreat to PYOCA Camp and Conference Center, Saturday, November 5 through Sunday, November 6. Put it on your calendar now. This is an amazing opportunity to get away from it all, have fun, grow in faith, and get to know one another better.

Volunteer Opportunities
Summer Sale - Saturday, June 4. We need volunteers.
Northside Mission Ministry and Community Garden 
- to find out more about needs and volunteer opportunities through Northside, click here.
 
2015 Summer Service Trips
Check out our 2015 summer adventures in service here.

June 29-July 3 - Middle School Service Trip - working with and staying at First Presbyterian Church, Olney, IL. 
July 12-18 - High School Service Trip Week 1 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA.
July 19-25 - High School Service Trip Week 2 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA.

 


Vision and Objectives
Youth Ministry Overview

Vision and Objectives
Youth Ministry Overview

Vision:

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. 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.

Objectives:

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.)

To view our entire integrative youth ministry philosophy, click here.


Weekly Schedule
for Middle School youth

Weekly Schedule
for Middle School Youth

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNINGS

a.m. live
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Fall schedule started again August 7

This isn’t simply church school. Eat some donuts, hang out with friends, play foosball, air hockey, pool, hoops, and dig deep into this thing we call faith. This Scripture-based discussion helps you experience the Biblical books of history, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, the gospels, and the letters, as well as many faith challenges on your level. Each grade level group is led by dedicated adult mentors.



MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY NIGHTS
We will meet every six weeks for a time of fun and fellowship Sunday nights at 5:30pm.

Our Calendar:

  • August 28 - Back to School Event - 3:00-5:00 p.m. Fun, games, pizza, and friends
  • September 14 - a night for teens and parents - students kick off their programming; parents have round table discussion about family schedules
  • October 2 - Bonfire and Hayride - 6:00-8:00 p.m. Spencer Farms in Noblesville
  • November 5-6 - Youth Fall Retreat - "Home"
  • December 7 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • December 14&15 - Christmas Benevolence Food Shopping Night. 
  • December 18 - Dave & Busters fun night.
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols.
  • Presidents' Day Weekend 2017 - Great Wolf Lodge Trip
  • April 2017 - Bowling at Woodland Bowl - 5:30-7:30 - Bring $10 for shoes and bowling.
  • May 2017 - End of year bash
  • June/July - Summer Service Trip
 


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Wednesday nights at Second begin Wednesday, September 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for fun, music, pizza, friends, and great faith conversations. 

Quest
6:30-8:00 p.m. (begins September 14 and runs through May 17)

Take a Quest into faith on Wednesday. Come for pizza, time to goof around, play and sing music, and an interactive small group Bible study based around current movie and television clips and how they relate to faith. This small group time gives you a chance to really be heard.

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


Weekly Schedule
for High School youth

High School Weekly Schedule

HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNINGS 

9:30-10:30 a.m. - Youth Suite East
Sunday morning is an opportunity to gather with a group of your friends, eat some breakfast food, and investigate the sometimes difficult intersection of faith and life. The questions will be yours and the topics will be timely. Bring a friend and check it out!

Niners Make Up Session - for those who must miss the previous Wednesday.

11 a.m.
Footsteps of Faith - Seniors - Youth Suite - September through May
As a part of Footsteps seniors reflect on some of the deepest questions of life and faith.  The program culminates in a trip to follow the footsteps of the apostles. More Details


HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY NIGHTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS 
We will have regular fellowship events on Sunday evenings for high school students.  

Upcoming Dates -

Welcome Back
Sunday morning adventures have begun! Plan on joining us for breakfast food, fun, and faith conversations every Sunday at 9:30 in the Youth Suite. The middle school students meet on the west side of the Youth Suite; high school students meet on the east side. See you there!

FALL YOUTH EVENT 
On Wednesday, September 14, Youth Ministries is hosting an event for all youth and their parents. We will kick off our Wednesday night fall for youth and have a special gathering for all parents of youth. More info to come. Hold the date. Wednesday, September 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

BONFIRE AND HAYRIDE 
Come and have some good fall fun with everyone on Sunday, October 2, Spencer Farms—7177 E 161st St, Noblesville, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

SUMMER OF SERVICE 2016 
Great adventures were had by all!

Middle School Service Trip - June 27-July 1 - Cincinnati - working with mission partners in the city. Fun and surprises along the way. 
High School Service Trip - July 24-30 - Chicago - living and working in the city. Staying at Fourth Presbyterian Church downtown. 
Check out the stories of our summer here.


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (September through May)
Wednesday nights at Second begins September 14 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for fun, music, pizza, friends, and great faith conversations. 

6:30-8 p.m. 
Trek
A Wednesday night small group opportunity for sophomores and juniors. Meets each week throughout the school year for hang out time, pizza, support, and encouragement, as well as deep discussions of faith.  This story of Jesus as found in the Gospel of Mark. This is the stuff you didn't learn in Sunday school as a kid.

Niners - Confirmation (mostly freshmen in high school) - Youth Suite East
A nine month faith adventure for high school freshmen (or other high school students who have not yet gone through confirmation or joined the church). Niners is a good time and a great way to connect with people your age from across the north side of Indy and beyond. Fun, games, music, and deep discussion. More Details

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

 


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. 

Check out the 2016 adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com

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 2016-2017 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. Applications are due by September 1.

Footsteps 2016-2017 Syllabus, COMING SOON 
Footsteps 2016-2017 Payments, COMING SOON

Click here for the online medical form and here for the release form.


Niners
Confirmation - The next step in your faith journey.

Niners
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
Come for the fun. 
Come for the people. 
Come for the food. 
Come for the discussions. 
Come for the music. 
It doesn’t really matter why you come; we just want you to be here. Niners cannot be all it could be without you.
 
We are excited about this year, and want to invite you to be a part of this amazing experience. Give Niners a chance; take the risk. It will be more than worth it. Hope to see you and your parents at the on Wednesday, September 7, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the Youth Suite on the second floor. Also, join us for Promotion Sunday on Sunday, August 7, at 9:30 - also in the Youth Suite. The Youth Ministry Team will be there to answer your questions and get to know you.  In the meantime, please register at the link above. 
 
Niners officially begins on Wednesday, September 14 in the Youth Suite at 6:30 p.m.