YOUTH   |  6th - 12th

 

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Are you looking for more information on youth ministry trips and their registration forms? Click on the link above! 

 

BELLE VOCE
3rd through 8th graders come together each Wednesday during the school year from 4:30-5:00pm with Kayla Noble and big voices. We’d love to hear you make a joyous noise! 

Click HERE to register for Belle Voce

 

 

CONFIRMISSION ~ 6pm worship followed by a student/parent meeting 6:45 - 7:30pm

Confirmission is Confirmation, with a mission! What’s the mission? Well it’s pretty simple. Our mission is to journey with families as together home and congregation seek to fulfill the promises made to our kids in Baptism to help them know their God and grow in faith for life. Our goal isn’t simply to teach them doctrine that they can recite back to us or give them a bunch of hoops to jump through in order to fulfill requirements to receive a certificate. Our goal is to help young people encounter their faith, grow their Faith Circles, uncover their gifts, the joy of service to others and to prepare them so that come Confirmation day, they are eager and ready to launch their adult faith which is simply the next step in Faith for Life! 

Confirmission at Calvary is a family ministry where parents and students and other family members are invited to participate and grow together!  Confirmission runs most Wednesdays September 14 through April 26. The night begins with worship at 6pm and is followed with 45 minutes in one of the following areas: service blitz, small age groups, intergenerational Circle Groups. The first night of the month we break from this schedule to engage a speaker, drama team or musician who will help stretch us in new and faith filled ways from 6-7:30pm!

This ministry is guided by four faith formation goals:

1)      Worship is at the heart of who we are as Christians!  Let’s worship!

2)      Parents and other primary care givers have the biggest impact on faith formation in children.  Bigger than pastors, or youth directors!  Let’s provide space for parents to engage!

3)      Intergenerational connectedness is critical to faith growth.  Some would say faith is caught more than it’s taught.  Our children need to be surrounded by faithful adults beyond their parents who can share in the highs and lows of this lifelong faith journey!  Let’s get connected across the generations!

4)      Faith practices till the soil of our lives and help prepare us to recognize the many ways God shows up in our lives every day.  At Calvary we’ve named these practices: worship, pray, learn, give and serve!  Let’s engage faith practices together!

In short, when together as the church community and home we engage in faith practices with our children and youth, faith has a way of catching for life! You will see that Confirmission is created to engage all of these goals in order to reach our ultimate goal….. Faith for Life!!!

Parents are asked to attend with their child. If schedules, work or other family member’s needs prevent a parent from participating we ask that you invite a Faith Circle member or other caring adults to attend with your child. If families run into a night where there simply isn’t someone available to attend with their child, we understand and want to provide support! Please contact the church and stop at the welcome table on the way into Confirmission where students will be connected to adult worship and learning partners for the night!

Click HERE to Register for 2017-2018 Confirmission

 

LEAPP FROGs! (Leading, Evangelizing And Playfully, Praising, while Fully, Relying On God!)  /  6th - 12th Graders

Here at Calvary we believe that people of all ages are uniquely gifted for leadership in the church! You may have heard someone say, “Youth are the future of the church.” We don’t believe that! Instead, we believe that young people are the church right NOW! LEAPP FROGs is a ministry opportunity for young people to build community with people of all ages, learn about their unique gifts, develop leadership skills and grow in faith as disciples!

Throughout the year, Calvary provides important training opportunities for LEAPP FROG students, varying from short, two hour trainings to periodic weekend retreats. During these trainings, 6th-12th grade youth learn and develop leadership and discipleship skills. Students are trained in everything from facilitating games, crafts, Bible studies, skits, and worship, to the very practical instruction in safety, first aid, and CPR. Attention is also given to personal faith development, child development, classroom management, creative engagement, communication with parents, and speaking in public. These skills are then applied to leadership opportunities such as planning and leading day camps, and teaching through ministries such as the after school program, Sunday mornings and Milestones.

Students track their training and leadership hours so that they can be applied to things like Honor Society, job and college applications and references.  At times, participation stipends are available and can be applied to summer trips or camps through the church. These stipends are based on the number of hours students participate and track.

Leadership is something that is transferable to all areas of life. Over the years, LEAPP FROG participants have reported how they feel their experience helped prepare them for college and jobs.  Students have also received college scholarships and grants based on this formational leadership training. Most importantly, students who participate in these opportunities grow in their own faith and tend to stay on a life-long faith journey that doesn’t end when they leave the nest!

Click HERE to Register for 2017-2018 LEAPP FROGS

 

National Youth Gathering 9th - 12th Graders

Next Summer students who have completed 9-12 grade are eligible to attend the National Youth Gathering in Houston Texas, June 24-July 3 2018. Registration is open now at the link below and will close September 15 or sooner if full. It will close sooner if we fill the bus. Besides taking in the Youth Gathering we will do some fun activities along the way and stop off at the ocean before heading to Houston! We will also be staying in hotels on the way there and back! Yay!

I will not be able to reopen registration after September 15, as we will register at the National level!  $100 deposit is due within one week of your online registration. Checks can be made out to Calvary and dropped in the church office. This amount is non-refundable. Total trip cost is not yet determined but is estimated to be similar to past years. We will do the Shares fundraiser again as well which significantly decreases out of pocket costs. There will be a parent meeting on September 13 following the first night of Confirmission.  Any adult interested in chaperoning is invited to fill out an application form. 

Click HERE to Register for the National Youth Gathering