Youth Ministries 


Life as an adolescent can be tough. Cultivating a strong faith as a teenager can be challenging. Following Jesus while you are in middle school and high school isn’t exactly a recipe for popularity or an easy life.

That’s why we are here: To help you grow your faith. We also want to partner with parents in talking about faith and life with their teens.

Worship Service

Sundays at 9:30 a.m., the Sanctuary

Being a Christian is about being part of a diverse community. Hanging out with your peers is important, but it isn’t the end of faith. If we want to grow, we have to be a part of the larger church community. This is why we invite all middle and high school students to join us for our all-church worship services.

Youth Group

Sundays at 11:00 a.m., Spencer Hall (on the Lower Level)

If you are in middle school or high school and looking for a place to connect with others your own age, check out the GPC youth group. Things are pretty relaxed, so wear whatever makes you comfortable. We’ll spend time chilling. Then someone will share something from Scripture before we split into small groups.



Middle School Youth Program & High School Youth Program

Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Spencer Hall (on the Lower Level)

Do you want to ask questions? Raise doubts about your faith? Engage Scripture? Or just learn more about what it means to be a Christian? Then join us for Midweek. We spend plenty of time hanging out, and dinner is served from 6:15 to 7:00 as part of FourthNight activities! Afterwards, we examine and engage Scripture creatively, and you’ll have a chance to wrestle with your faith.




Each year, students in 9th Grade or above have the opportunity to participate in our Confirmation Class. This is a time to examine the Christian faith, ask a lot of questions, and decide if this whole Christianity thing is for you.


Every autumn, high school students and middle school students spend time retreating from life as usual by attending their own, separate retreats. Our retreats are a time to connect with one another and with Jesus. In the quiet of nature, we try to practice Sabbath. We find that, by slowing down, we are better able to hear God. Of course, we also make some amazing memories that we’ll never forget!

Youth summer trip registration is now open!

We have three camps happening this summer for both middle and high school youth. Spots are limited for all camps, please don’t delay in getting registered. Please click on the link below each camp to get on the list for each camp. If your son or daughter wants to go on two camps you will need to sign up for both camps. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly. Looking forward to an amazing summer!


July 16-20, 

Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Project partners with local youth volunteers to practice servant leadership and alongside vulnerable homeowners in need of assistance, encouragement and hope. Pittsburgh has a sizable elderly population living in their own homes requiring maintenance and repair that exceeds their physical and financial ability. As a group we will be help with  home repair projects.

Open to youth in Middle School and High School.


July 23-27
Salisbury, MD


Move is a five-day camp program for high school students to experience God. Camp includes daily devotional times, nightly worship celebrations, community discipleship, challenging messages, and some free time at the beach.

Open to youth in grades 9-12.


July 23-28
Johnstown, PA


Great Escape is a week long camp packed full of recreation and activities as well as dynamic speakers, musicians, and other artists who understand how to communicate in real ways with middle school youth.

The Great Escape is a tremendously fun and exciting atmosphere where students feel comfortable and loved, and where they will have the best week of their lives experiencing the love of Jesus!

Open to all middle school youth.



Service and Mission

We believe that Jesus invites us to join in His mission. He tells us that what we do to the least of these, we have done to Him. By helping others, we encounter Jesus in others and allow them to see Him in us. We invite all students—regardless of whether you are involved in other parts of our ministry or not—to join us in serving our community throughout the year.