Youth Ministry

As a Youth Ministry,  our mission is to go and make disciples by revealing God's Word through our speech, actions, love, faith, and purity.

Our prayer at SPC is to provide an atmosphere where youth know they are important and loved. We want youth 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 today!

Christian Education

Currently due to COVID, one combined Middle and High School Christian Education class is held at both 9:00am & 11:00am in the Youth Lounge. Youth are dismissed after our Children's Message and meet for a 30-40 minute lesson and discussion using the same Scripture used in Worship. 

Youth Group

Sunday Night Live is our weekly youth group held in the Family Life Center Gym from 3:00-5:00pm 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).

WoW (Workin' on Wednesdays)

Workin’ on Wednesdays (WoW) is an on-going opportunity 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. 

Wednesday Fellowship

During COVID, our Wednesday Fellowship occurs via Zoom. Youth and adult leaders meet from 7:00-8:15pm for online fellowship, games, and more. Links are not published for security reasons. Please contact our Youth Ministry staff to receive the link. 

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Confirmation

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 is 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.

Working on Wednesdays (WOW)

An on-going opportunity for youth to create ownership in our youth ministry and earn community service hours for school/clubs by volunteering for special projects after school! Staff do a pick-up near Eisenhower AND Desert Ridge MS at 3:05. Others are welcome to meet us in the Youth Lounge around 3:15pm! If you need a ride, please let Halecia know, so we can work out the details!

Events

Facebook

@SPCYouth

Instagram
@sandiapresyouth

 

Staff

Halecia Wimpy
Director of Youth Ministries

office: (505) 856-5040 x104

Lynnea Jeffery
Administrative Assistant, Children & Youth Ministries

office: (505) 856-5040 x120