Our Youth Ministry includes kids from 7th grade to 12th grade. We are a Bible-focused ministry of Creekside, who's focus is to bring to life the Gospel of Christ in the lives of kids. Our vision is to raise up and empower the next generation to advance God's kingdom, so that our students can take their next steps to a life of significance with Christ.
We are centered around discipleship relationships to foster an environment for our students to thrive on their journey with Jesus. Our ministry is based on a caring church family where Godly relationships can develop - a gathering for students to encounter God through worship, teaching and other events, such as mission trips and summer camp.
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Regroup (Grades 7 - 8): The first Wednesday of each month (Sept - May) - 4:30 - 7:00 PM is for the junior high group to get together the first Wednesday of each month to re–group. We talk about spiritual matters, have an activity/outing, eat dinner together, and then come back in time for class.
Youth Devotionals (Grades 7-12) Every Sunday night (except the 1st Sunday of each month and holidays) - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
High School Bible Study (Grades 9 - 12): Tuesday Nights - 7:00 - 8:00 PM This is an in-depth Bible study over a designated topic to grow in the knowledge of the scriptures (2 Pet. 3:18).
Bake-N-Serve (Girls grades 6 - 12) 3rd Tuesday of the month - 4:00 - 8:00 PM This is a program for the youth group girls to have a chance to bake cookies and deliver them to some of the older members and shut-ins of the congregation.
Jan Kay Retreat (Grades 7 - 12) This is a time for the youth group to retreat for a weekend at Jan-Kay Ranch outside Detroit, TX. We focus on God, strengthen relationships, and re-energize ourselves for the coming year. We have a great time and really bond as a youth group (1st week in Jan)
Camps We offer several camps during the summer for school kids of all ages
NETSYS camp North East Summer Youth Series (Grades 7 – 12) This is a week long camp at Forest Glen Christian Camp, for developing relationships with God and friends. (1st Full week of June)
NETKids Camp - (Grades 3-6) This is a 4-day camp at Disciples Crossing Camp in, Athens, TX geared for spiritual growth, forming relationships with other youth, and having a blast. (3rd week in July)
Mission Trip We do an in-home mission during Spring Break. We will have service projects that we do locally and also try and help some of the members of our congregation. We have a summer mission trip travel to a chosen destination to work with a small congregation do outreach and to service projects as well as a youth led Vacation Bible School. It is a great work and very rewarding. (Galatians 6:10)
T3 Tell the Truth (Grades 9 - 12) This event is held in Lewisville, TX on the 3rd weekend in February. It is a weekend long program designed to bring glory to God through praise of His name, study of His word, and the equipping of youth for good works and spreading the Gospel in our modern world. Youth can choose from a multitude of classes on different subjects pertaining to spiritual growth and evangelism. It is an experience you will not forget. (1 Peter 3:15)
Leadership Training for Christ (LTC) North Texas Leadership Training for Christ is a duly recognized association of youth groups of the Churches of Christ. The purpose of NTLTC is to plan, organize, promote, and execute programs that assist young Christians to develop their knowledge of the Bible and biblical principles, enhance their communication and leadership skills, and orient their energies and abilities to areas of Christian service. This is for grades 3-12. An annual convention is held in Dallas at the Downtown Hyatt Hotel on Easter weekend. Students participate in different leadership skills they have trained for throughout the year. Group practices will begin in January of each year. (Prov. 22:6)
Some other Youth Group activities:
Rake & Serve (Service projects to help our elder members)
Young Men Lead Worship Services every 5th Sunday night.
Roughrider Baseball Games
Jr. & Sr. Outing
Fruit Baskets to the Prime Timers of the congregation
Hosting Prime Timers (3rd Monday in February)