Main Image

Youth Ministries
​(grades 6-12)

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.)

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

Upcoming Dates 
November 1-2 - Fall Retreat at Camp PYOCA - online registrations are open now - click here.
November 7-8 - Church Bazaar Volunteering - sign up here.
December 14 - Dave and Busters fun night - 6-8 p.m.
December 20 - Christmas Benevolence Delivery Day
December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols led by youth - speaking and non-speaking parts available - sign up here.

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

 

Fall Retreat - The Journey
for middle and high school youth

Fall Retreat - The Journey

middle and high school students

When:
Saturday, November 1, 12:30 p.m. thru Sunday, November 2, 6:00 p.m.

Where:
Camp PYOCA, Brownstown, IN

Who:
All middle and high school students

What:
This Journey will be focused on building relationships, community, faith and, of course, having fun. There will be separate activities and programming for middle school and high school students in this beautiful wooded setting in Brownstown, IN. More can happen on one of these retreats than in an entire six months of youth ministry programming. The Journey will be unforgettable. Sign up now! Friends are always welcome.

How:
Sign up by clicking the registration button below. The retreat costs $85 before October 27 (you will receive a $15 discount for early bird registration at check out). There is also a discount for a family of three. Footsteps of Faith participants go on the retreat for free but must still register. In order to register you must create a new account if you have not done so. You can also elect to pay by check at the church during the registration process by unchecking the pay by credit card box.

There are scholarship funds available. Please contact Stephanie Bewley, Tyler Wolfcale, or Brian Shivers for more information - 317-253-6461.

Fill out the online medical form and the downloadable release form.

Register Now


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.


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:

  • September 21st - Hayride & Bonfire - Stony Creek Farms - 5:30-8 p.m. Hayride, bonfire, s'mores, and FALL FUN! Note corrected time.
  • November 1-2 - Fall Retreat - PYOCA - online registrations have begun - click link below or to the right of this page
  • December 14th - Dave & Busters fun night
  • February 14-15 - Winter Trip
  • March 29 - Bowling
  • May 17 - Cookout
 


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

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

Take a Quest into faith on Wednesday. Come for pizza, rime 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!

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
We will have regular fellowship events on Sunday evenings for high school students.  
Our next event is our fall retreat Saturday, November 1 through Sunday, November 2 at Camp PYOCA. Sign up by clicking the retreat tab below or to the right.

Next event - Dave and Busters, Sunday, December 14.


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 fall we will be looking at the Gospel of Mark.

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

 


45 Degrees FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
October 24, 6-9 P.M.

45 Degrees FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

OCT. 24, 2014, 6-9 P.M. Youth Suite, 2nd floor

PIZZA DINNER, GAMES AND ACTIVITIES.

All those attending are encouraged to wear a zany hat or glasses and bring a friend!

Parent volunteers are needed. Please register your child online.