13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people’s feet.14 You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.
At Salt & Light Youth Ministry, we believe that young people can make an incredible impact in their world for Jesus Christ. Salt & Light Youth Ministry exists to develop youth into disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are seeking, learning, and growing together, so wherever you are in your faith journey, there is a place for you here!
We offer programming for youth in grades 7-12 twice weekly, each with a little different feel.
SUNDAY YOUTH * Sundays * 10am * The Mine (basement B6) Throughout the school year, we meet weekly during the 10am worship service to dig deeper into scripture, fellowship with friends through small group discussion, and learn how to apply our faith in our daily lives to be disciples for Christ in our schools and communities. Come, and be filled.
YOUTH GROUP * Wednesdays * 6:30-8pm * The Mine (basement B6) Take a break in the middle of the week to hang out with friends, eat, play games, worship, and grow in your understanding of God! Youth Group is a super laid-back place to hang out on Wednesday nights and meet new people, so bring a friend along! We gather together with snacks, music, & group games, followed by a message and discussion on topics that are meaningful and applicable to teens!
R.A.D. (Read, Apply, Discuss) *SUMMER ONLY* R.A.D. is what we do all summer long, in place of Sunday Youth (which is held weekly throughout the school year). R.A.D. is the perfect chance to relax and grab some coffee, hang out with your friends, and figure out how the scriptures can be meaningful in your own life. Youth Director, Erik Quissell, leads this small-group discussion once weekly in the summer mornings at The District Coffeehouse downtown on 10th Street. Fill up your punch card each week and your next coffee’s on Erik!
FUN & SERVICE God wants to see us relax and have fun, and we’re good at it! Every week, whether it’s at Youth Group or Sunday Youth, you’ll see us playing and having a great time together. We also have fun group events planned every month that you’ll definitely want to invite your friends to! We’ve done everything from 100ft slip ‘n slides to Cosmic Ropes Courses and Outdoor RootBeer Fest/Movie Night!
We also make it a priority to serve God through caring for those in need. We offer several service projects and mission trips each year that will open your eyes to the pain and suffering right here in our own city and abroad. We sometimes best experience God when we are busy being HIS hands and feet in the world, serving and making things whole again!
CONFIRMATION In January, we offer Confirmation to students in grades 7-12. This is an 11 week formal course that explores the major elements of the Christian faith, as well as the Methodist denomination. Upon completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to accept baptism vows and become full members of Christ’s Body, the Church! If you are interested in registering for Confirmation 2016, or you are an adult interested in being a confirmation mentor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.