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Youth Ministries
​(grades 6-12)

If you have never been, are here every week, or haven't been in weeks, come join us Sundays and/or Wednesdays! It will be worth your time.

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.)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We need a number of volunteers for Kenya Carnival which will be held on Saturday, February 28 inside Second Presbyterian Church from noon to 4:00 p.m. Sign up for a two hour shift or for as long as you can be here. We need ambassadors from Second as well as volunteers to help staff various games throughout the building. For more information and to sign up, click here.

LENT
Daily Lenten Devotional for youth posted at www.meanderingabout.com

Upcoming Dates
February 28 - Kenya Carnival - noon-4:00 p.m. Sign up to volunteer above.
March 29 - Spring Break Bowling 
June 8-18 - Footsteps of Faith - follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com
June 29-July 3 - Middle School Service Trip - save the dates - details released soon
July 12-18 - High School Service Trip Week 1 - save the dates - details released soon
July 19-25 - High School Service Trip Week 2 - save the dates - details released soon

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

 

Upcoming Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We need a number of volunteers for Kenya Carnival which will be held on Saturday, February 28 inside Second Presbyterian Church from noon to 4:00 p.m. We need ambassadors from Second as well as volunteers to help staff various games throughout the building. For more information and to sign up, click here

Upcoming Dates
February 28 - Kenya Carnival - noon-4:00 p.m. Sign up to volunteer above.
March 29 - Spring Break Bowling 
June 8-18 - Footsteps of Faith - follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com
June 29-July 3 - Middle School Service Trip - save the dates - details released soon
July 12-18 - High School Service Trip Week 1 - save the dates - details released soon
July 19-25 - High School Service Trip Week 2 - save the dates - details released soon

 


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.)

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

Confirmation 
Niners

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.

Make your Footsteps of Faith payments by clicking on the button below.

Payment

Travel dates for 2015 are June 8-18. Follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com


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.

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:

  • March 29 - Bowling
  • May 17 - Cookout
  • June 29-July 3 - Middle School Summer Service Trip - details released soon
  • September - Hayride & Bonfire - Stony Creek Farms - Hayride, bonfire, s'mores, and FALL FUN! 
  • November 8-9, 2015 - Fall Retreat - PYOCA in Brownstown, IN
  • December 2015 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • December 2015 - Dave & Busters fun night
  • February 2016 - Presidents' Day Weekend - Great Wolf Lodge Trip
 


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Quest
6:30-8:00 p.m. (September-May)

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 a.m. - Youth Suite East
InFocus -
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
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.  
Next event - SAVE THE DATE - March 29 - Spring Break Bowling
Upcoming Dates - 
June 8-18 
- Footsteps of Faith - follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com
July 12-18 - High School Service Trip Week 1 - save the dates - details released soon
July 19-25 - High School Service Trip Week 2 - save the dates - details released soon


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (beginning September 10)

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 winter and spring we will be looking at the People of Israel through First Testament (Old Testament) texts - the stories behind the story. 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