CROSSROADS YOUTH – The Youth Ministry of Mountain Park UMC
The Crossroads Youth Ministry of Mountain Park United Methodist Church exists to create a community based on love for one another, following the example of Christ. We will foster relationships between youth, adults, and the Divine; in which, young people come to know their own faith, reach out to others, and are committed to mission in our community and beyond.
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We have assembled a team of teachers who will be utilizing one curriculum to bring cohesiveness to the program. Middle school and High School youth will be taught the LIVE Curriculum from Simply Youth Ministry. LIVE spans 6 years and gradually takes a youth deeper and deeper into specific faith development issues and topics. LIVE follows a curriculum template similar to the one we will be teaching on Sunday nights, so Sunday School will compliment Sunday Nights and vice versa. Both Sunday School will meet in the youth room, have a time of combines announcements and prayer, and then split into middle school and high school classes.
Crosswinds Youth Choir
This ensemble is open to all youth in 6th – 12th grades. A great group of our youth and their friends, this ensemble sings in the worship services monthly. They take a Choir Tour each summer. Youth Choir Tour 2016 will be to Huntsville, Alabama in June. Please contact Susan at at 770-921-8512 ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Night Program
In order to ensure that our youth get a well rounded faith development during their times of discipleship on Sunday nights, we have created a two year, rotating curriculum template. During a youth’s 7 years in Crossroads they will go through this template approximately 3 times. As they age, subjects will be shared on a deeper level to appropriately match the youth’s stage of cognitive development.
|4:45 pm – 5:15 pm||Youth sign-in & Welcome/Guest Welcome|
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Snack Supper and Fellowship|
|5:30 pm – 6:00 pm||Big Group Game/Discussion Groups|
|6:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Group Worship|
After considering our values and mission statement, we have decided that the following trips support the goals and values of Crossroads Youth Ministry:
- Fall Kick-off (August)
- Fall Retreat (October)
- Spring Retreat (April)
- Destination Unknown (April/May)
- Middle School & High School Mission Trips (June)
These big events will be supplemented with smaller events such as seasonal parties, scavenger hunts, and local mission projects.