Our purpose is to guide students to become passionate disciples of Jesus Christ. Through junior and senior high, we create a safe place for teens to become personally rooted in a relationship with Jesus, live out an authentic faith in Jesus’ family, and pour out his love to the world. We welcome you wherever you are on your spiritual journey.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
Meet for Refuge on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Refuge consists of a large group time together engaging in worship and relevant messages. Large group is followed by a time of gathering in smaller groups for discussion, prayer building relationship with other students and leaders, and having fun. Refuge offers a variety of events for students to participate in throughout the year, including a summer mission trip, service opportunities and off campus outings.
All students in 7-9th grade are invited to join us for Refuge on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Students gather for worship, learning, and building community together as a large group and then break into smaller groups for discussion, prayer, and fun until 8 p.m. Along with Refuge, there are year-round events and opportunities for students to build community with one another and grow in their faith. Friends are always welcome!
Confirmation is a faith formation pathway within Refuge and Student Ministries at Community of Grace. Confirming one's faith is an important and personal choice. When someone chooses to be Confirmed they want to demonstrate they are a follower of Jesus and want to publicly proclaim their love and faith in Jesus! For teens who were baptized as infants, confirmation is the affirmation of the promises of God made to them at baptism and their promise to live a life of faith in Christ. For teens who are new to church, confirmation is the opportunity to develop a relationship with Jesus, participate in church community and to explore questions they have about being a Christian, then choose to be baptized. There are specific experiences that are required to be confirmed and all of these experiences have the intent of moving students to a deeper, personal relationship with Jesus.