Director of Youth Ministries
office: (505) 856-5040 x104
Our prayer is that we can provide an open atmosphere where students know they are important and that they are loved. We want students to know church is a place where they can be honest, open, seen, heard, accepted, and equipped to live as a light for Christ in the world!
Middle School Christian Education classes are held at both 9:30am & 10:45am in the Youth Lounge.
High School Christian Education classes are held at both 9:30am & 10:45am in the Upper Room.
Sunday Night Live is our weekly youth group held in the Upper Room from 4:00-6:00pm on Sunday afternoons.
The church of the New Testament was built on teaching and preaching (Acts 5:42). Today’s church is built on that same model through Sunday School and worship. We can reach young people by teaching them the word of God and how to apply it to their lives in today’s world. “Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully observe all the words of this law” (Deut. 31:12).
Workin’ on Wednesdays (WoW) is designed for youth to complete community service hours in the Youth Ministry Office after school, and also allows youth to have ownership of the Youth Ministry.
SPCY Voices, our youth choir for grades 4-8, rehearses on Wednesday evenings.
Wednesday Fellowship dinners are a place for all ages to nourish their bodies and souls as a family.
Classes for all ages follow dinner.
Confirm not Conform is a youth confirmation program that exposes youth to a wide range of topics, including Scripture, sacraments, creeds, heresy, prayer, other religions, and serving others, and asks them to think through what they believe and why. It is also a philosophy that emphasizes finding one’s own voice rather than simply conforming to an external standard. It is a program that respects the work youth and adults do as they explore their faith. We trust that when people put in the effort to articulate what they believe and why, they will make good choices about their next step in faith.
Confirm not Conform is also a congregational development program. The entire church participates in Confirm not Conform; mentors, parents, leaders, clergy, or church members all make the commitment to support participants in the program in their life in Christ.
We believe that helping people—youth or adult—prepare to be confirmed is an important ministry. We ask those being confirmed (confirmands) to make a mature public affirmation of their faith. That’s something to be taken seriously. When people make this commitment, and intend to act on it, the church is forever changed by their presence and their gifts.