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.

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!

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.   


Youth Medical Release Form

If you have any questions regarding this form or registering for a youth event,
please contact Carrie Larsen, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries,