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Youth Ministries
​(grades 6-12)

Upcoming Dates

SPRING BREAK BOWLING - Sunday, April 3, 5:30-7:30 at Woodland Bowl. Bring $10 for bowling and shoes.

SUMMER OF SERVICE 2016 
The dates are set and the destinations are ready. Sign ups have begun.
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.
Spaces are limited on both trips. Both will fill up. Sign up NOW! Click the icon on the right.

Sunday mornings join us at 9:30 for friends, fun, a donut (or two), and a fun faith discussion. 
Wednesday nights - 6:30-8:00 p.m. - pizza, music, friends, fun, and faith

To help pay for Wednesday night pizza, please click here.

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.
 

Summer Service Trips 2015
Check out our summer adventures in service 2015 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.

Upcoming Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Dates 

SUMMER OF SERVICE 2016
The dates are set and the destinations are ready. Sign ups have begun. 

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.  
Spaces are limited on both trips. Both will fill up. Sign up NOW! Click the appropriate icon on the right.

Volunteer Opportunities
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.
Interfaith Hospitality Network beginning Sunday, February 28. Need youth volunteers to help lead recreation with our youngest guests.
Northside Mission Ministry - to find out more about needs and volunteer opportunities through Northside, click here.
 
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 9

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:

  • April 3, 2016 - Bowling at Woodland Bowl - 5:30-7:30 - Bring $10 for shoes and bowling.
  • May 2016 - End of year bash
  • June 27-July 1, 2016 - Summer Service Trip to Cincinnati
  • August - Open House
  • August - Back to School night
  • October - Bonfire and Hayride
  • 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
SUMMER OF SERVICE 2016
The dates are set and the destinations are ready. Sign ups have begun. 

Middle School Service Trip - June 27-July 1 - Cincinnati - working with mission partners in the city. Fun and surprises along the way.  
Spaces are limited. The trip will fill fast! Sign up NOW! Click the icon on the right.
 


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Wednesday nights at Second begin Wednesday, September 9, 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 9 and runs through May 11)

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 -
Bowling at Woodland Bowl - Sunday, April 3 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring $10 for shoes and bowling.

SUMMER OF SERVICE 2016
The dates are set and the destinations are ready. Sign ups have begun. 
 
High School Service Trip - July 24-30 - Chicago - living and working in the city. Staying at Fourth Presbyterian Church downtown.  
Spaces are limited. The trip will fill up fast. Sign up NOW! Click the icon on the right.


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (September through May)
Wednesday nights at Second begin in early September every year 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