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Youth Ministries
​(grades 6-12)

No Sunday youth programming from June 6 - July 26. 
Please pray for our four summer trips: Footsteps of Faith - June 8-18; Middle School Service Trip - June 29-July3; High School Service Trip Week One - July 12-18; High School Service Trip Week Two - July 19-25
We will see you for our Youth Ministry Open House on August 2 at 9:30 in the Youth Suite.

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.)

Upcoming Dates
June 8-18 - Footsteps of Faith - download important forms and information here and then click the Footsteps of Faith tab at the bottom of the page.
Follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com.
August 2 - Youth Ministries Open House - 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Youth Suite.
August 9 - Promotion Sunday - all students move up to their new grade level.
September 9 - Wednesday Night at Second begins - 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Youth Suite.

Summer Service Trips
Follow our adventures here.

June 29-July 3 - Middle School Service Trip - working with and staying at First Presbyterian Church, Olney, IL. Register here! Spaces are limited.

July 12-18 - High School Service Trip Week 1 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here.
July 19-25 - High School Service Trip Week 2 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here.

​Volunteer Opportunities
Vacation Bible School
- Your help is needed at VBS from June 22-26. There are volunteer opportunities galore! Sign up here
Garden Work Day -  Thursday and Friday from 9:00 - noon and Wednesday evenings 5:30 - 7:30.
IHN - June 7-13, 6:45 p.m. Helping with children's games and activities. 

Upcoming Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

Kenya Carnival
Kenya Carnival was a HUGE success thanks to the incredible volunteers and the leadership of Celia Booher. We had over 40 youth from Second provide leadership throughout the day. Check back for updates, but we definitely reached our goal.
 
Kenya Carnival celebration this Sunday, April 26 at 4 at Broad Ripple Park. Celebrate our year together and get excited about next year.
 

Upcoming Dates
June 8-18 - Footsteps of Faith - follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com
June 29-July 3 - Middle School Service Trip - working with and staying at First Presbyterian Church, Olney, IL. Register here! A waiting list is open.
July 12-18 - High School Service Trip Week 1 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here. Spaces still available.
July 19-25 - High School Service Trip Week 2 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here. Nearly full.
August 2 - Youth Ministries Open House at 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Suite.

Volunteer Opportunities
Vacation Bible School - Your help is needed at VBS from June 22-26. There are volunteer opportunities galore! Sign up here
Garden Work Day -  Thursday and Friday from 9:00 - noon and Wednesday evenings 5:30 - 7:30.
IHN - June 7-13, 6:45 p.m. Helping with children's games and activities. 

 


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.)

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.
Off June 6-July 26. Begins again August 2 with Youth Ministry Open House

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:

  • June 29-July 3 - Middle School Summer Service Trip - staying at and working with First Presbyterian Church, Olney, IL. Register here. Waiting list is open.
  • August 2 - Youth Ministry Open House - 9:30 a.m.
  • August - Summer's End Bash
  • 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
  • March 2016 - Bowling
  • May 2016 - End of year bash
 


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 

9:30-10:30 a.m. - Youth Suite East
Off June 6-July 26. Begins again August 2 with Youth Ministry Open House

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 - 
June 8-18 - Footsteps of Faith - follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com
July 12-18 - High School Service Trip Week 1 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here. Spaces available
July 19-25 - High School Service Trip Week 2 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here. Trip nearly full.


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (September through May)

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