Our Middle School and High School groups are where your youth takes the next step in their faith to "Grow in Christ." Because we believe Scripture is clear that parents are to be the primary disciple-makers of their children, our desire is to partner with you to help your youth become disciples of Jesus through the following groups.
Wednesday Youth Groups
Our Middle School and High School groups gather the 2nd-5th Wednesdays of the month to journey to work through the Faithweaver curriculum. Similar to the kids, this teaches the storyline of the Bible over a three-year period, but with application geared towards youth. Group times include a time of worship, the week's Bible story, activities to reinforce the main lesson, and game time in the gym. Our youth are also sent home with a summary of the week's Bible story and family devotions to help reinforce the lesson, enabling parents to continue the discipleship process throughout the week.
If you are desiring for your youth to grow in a group, please contact Jacque at
Wednesday Outreach Teams
The first Wednesday of each month, our youth are with their parents, learning how to serve and reach others on an outreach team. We believe serving on these teams helps our youth begin their journey of helping others live in light of the gospel.
In addition to our groups and teams, our Middle School and High school students engage in a monthly activity to build community and help reach their friends with the gospel. Here are the activities coming up:
We encourage our youth to witness to friends and family, so as always, please encourage them to continue reaching out to those who are not yet saved, and bring them along on our events.
On January 19, 2020, we will try our hand (and arms) at Bowling, since the weather isn't cooperating for a trip to Snowstar. This is the same day as our Church wide annual meeting, so we encourage the youth to stay for the potluck and meeting before heading out. Immediately following the annual meeting, we'll head to the Rose Bowl in Muscatine for bowling. Be sure to wear or bring socks and any bowling gear you have for this event. Don't worry, Muscatine Schools do not have school on Monday, January 20, so the kids have a chance to finish their homework. The Hesselings have done a great job at adjusting and making new arrangements with the last minute changes. Please RSVP by Friday, January 17th.
On February 16th, we will once again try going to Snowstar. Last year we had to alter the event due to unsafe road travel, and in January the weather once again did not cooperate. So we are crossing our fingers for snow and clear skies this month. We will head to snowstar for tubing fun and fellowship Sunday afternoon, but don’t worry, Muscatine Schools do not have school on Monday, February 17th, so the kids have a chance to recover. More information will be coming from the Maynards as our event draws near.
On Saturday, March 28, we will head to the Coralville Mall for our annual ice skating trip. Hurlbuts are organizing this event so please stay tuned.
April should bring us warmer weather, but with the rainy season upon us, we will stay inside on the 26th as we head to a trampoline park. More information will be coming from Van Nices.
May 13, 2020, brings us to the annual Pizza Ranch Fundraiser to raise our Compassion Kid sponsorship funds. Youth should plan to volunteer a shift that evening. The first shift will start at 4:45 and go through 7:00, while our second shift will start at 6:00 and run through closing. If youth can come for the duration that would be preferred. Pizza ranch requires close toed shoes and volunteers who are 12 and over please.
The last event of spring will be the Luau at Stogdill's. Bring a suit and towel to celebrate the end of the school year and send our seniors off in style. The Luau will be on June 6. (Hopefully we will be out of school by then!) We will have food, swimming, an outdoor movie and fun!
We are considering everyone's busy schedule for the summer and will likely have one BIG event rather than our usual monthly activities. We will likely plan the event at our Pizza Ranch fundraiser or a meeting in the late spring. If you would like to help plan, or organize the event, please let me know.