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Middle School

(grades 6-8)

Middle school can be confusing.
Almost everything about life is changing.

If you are in 6th-8th grades Middle School Ministries at Second offers a bunch of opportunities for you to find a safe place to fit in, to be yourself, and to grow in faith throughout the year.


Middle School Service Trip - June 26-30 - Lafayette, IN 
Our journey has begun! Please keep this incredible group of young people and their amazing adult leaders in your prayers as they journey together and serve in faith. Follow the blog to stay updated on their adventures. Click here.

​​​​​​​​​​​​CONFIRMATION SUNDAY - May 14
We had a wonderful evening together on Wednesday, May 10. The Niners met with the Session and were received into membership of the church. You can watch the video of the evening here
Sunday, May 14 was Confirmation Sunday. We will confirmed our Niners at the 9:30 service where they made their public declaration of faith together.
CONGRATULATIONS NINERS! 
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SUMMER OF SERVICE 2017
Middle School - June 26-30, 2017 - West Lafayette, IN 
All current middle school students (grades 6-8) are invited to be a part of this amazing service trip to West Lafayette, IN. We will be staying at Central Presbyterian Church and working throughout the area with several local agencies. We will also hang out a bit at Purdue University while we are there. There will be plenty of fun and surprises along the way! Total cost per person is $150, and a $50 deposit saves your space. The trip is full and a waiting list has begun. Click here to add your middle school student's name to the list.

SUNDAYS - August through May
Join the Sunday morning adventure - beginning again on August 5! Plan on joining us for breakfast food, fun, and faith conversations every Sunday at 9:00 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. Also, watch for special events every six weeks or so on Sunday evenings. More info can be found here as those events get closer.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS - September through May
Join us again on September 5 and Every Wednesday through May
Middle school students meet for Quest. We take a look at a recent film, talk about the themes, and how our faith impacts the way in which we see the world. Join in for pizza, fun, friends, and faith conversation from 6:30 -8:00.

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.

Weekly Schedule/Upcoming Events
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 6

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 26-30 - Summer Service Trip to West Lafayette, IN
  • August 6 - Sunday morning programming begins
  • August 20 - Middle School Back to School Event - 3:00-5:00 p.m. Fun, games, pizza, and friends
  • September 6 - Youth Wednesday night programming begins.
  • October 8 - Bonfire and Hayride - 6:00-8:00 p.m. Spencer Farms in Noblesville
  • November 4-5 - Youth Fall Retreat 
  • December 6 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • December 13&14 - Christmas Benevolence Food Shopping Night. 
  • December 17 - Dave & Busters fun night.
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols.
  • Presidents' Day Weekend 2018 - Great Wolf Lodge Trip
  • April 2018 - Bowling at Woodland Bowl - 5:30-7:30 - Bring $10 for shoes and bowling.
  • May 2018 - End of year bash
 


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Wednesday nights at Second begin Wednesday, September 6, 2018, 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 5 and runs through May 16)

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


Youth Ministry 
Vision and Objectives

Youth Ministry
Vision and Objectives

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.


Niners
A Confirmation Experience - The next step in your journey of faith

Niners
A Confirmation Experience

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 5, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the Youth Suite on the second floor. Also, join us for Promotion Sunday on Sunday, August 5, 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 5 in the Youth Suite at 6:30 p.m.
 


Youth Leadership
Interested in joining the team?

Youth Leadership

This is student leadership at its best. This is an amazing opportunity to give of yourself and your faith as well as to work with an amazing team of peers and adults. It is our hope that every student will find a way to become engaged in the corporate life of Second Presbyterian Church by serving on a ministry team or committee.

The leadership teams have an open application process throughout the entire year. If you are over 18 you will need to fill out a background check form. These are also available online. We will contact you with the link.

Applications are available by clicking here. [NEED FORM]

We would love for you to be a part of one of the ministry teams or committees at Second.


High School
9th through 12th Grade

High School

(9th - 12th grade)

High school can be tough.
Second is a place where you can... spend time with friends, meet new people, ask hard questions, explore faith, discover, give of yourself, and just be.

Footsteps of Faith - the Journey Begins 
Our recent high school graduates and their adult leaders begin a journey of faith on Friday, June 9. Please follow our blog as we write about our journey together. Click here for the blog. 


CONFIRMATION SUNDAY - May 14

We had a wonderful evening together on Wednesday, May 10. The Niners met with the Session and were received into membership of the church. You can watch the video of the evening here
Sunday, May 14 was Confirmation Sunday. We will confirmed our Niners at the 9:30 service where they made their public declaration of faith together.
CONGRATULATIONS NINERS! 

SUMMER SERVICE TRIP 
July 16-22, 2017
High school students will be taking our summer mission and service trip to Sandusky, Ohio this year!  We will be staying at First Presbyterian Church and working with several agencies that serve Sandusky, an old factory town that is struggling to make it in many ways. Before leaving the area, we will also have fun at Cedar Point! Total cost per student is $275, and a deposit of $100 will hold your spot. Sign up today! Spaces are extremely limited. Click 
here to register.

SUNDAYS - August through May
Plan on joining us beginning August 5 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!

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS - September through May
Every Wednesday evening beginning on September 5, Niners - a confirmation experience - and Bible studies for high school students - meet in the Youth Suite from 6:30-8:00. Join in for pizza, music, fun, friends, and faith conversation.

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

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.