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Youth

Westminster’s youth program is for 6th – 12th graders. Many are members of the church; their friends and other youth from the community are always welcome. The youth program combines recreation, local mission, Bible study, and community building. It is led by the Youth Council, youth advisors, parents, youth, and the Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry.

The Youth Group is a place where members are encouraged to be themselves. We strive for each gathering and activity to foster a deeper relationship with Christ, each other, and the world. Along with our regular weekly program, our youth are very active in our church, local, and global communities. Youth have opportunities to:

  • participate in worship
  • attend conferences
  • perform local mission work
  • travel for mission trips

Check out the 2017-2018 Youth calendar for events and details.

We are God’s Youth!

  • Connected to one another, WPC, and the greater Church
  • Struggling with and constructing our relationships with Christ and each other in an environment of love and respect
  • Glorifying God in our service to the community: local and global

We are God’s youth: growing, living, crying, laughing, and serving together in Christ’s love.

The youth meet every Sunday from 5:30-7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall and the Youth Suite, which is located on the second floor of the Holderness Mission Center.

5:30- 6:00 Free time
6:00- 6:30 Meal time
6:30- 7:30 Program (junior and senior high meet separately)

Sunday Night Food
Cost is $5 per youth. Parents sign up to take turns bringing dinner for each meeting.

At WPC we look to Micah 6:8, and hear the scripture calling us to mission as we “seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.” Some of the local agencies we serve with are:

  • NC Diaper Bank
  • Threshold
  • Urban Ministries
  • Families Moving Forward

Mission work is our response to God’s grace and is taken seriously by the youth. We serve shelter meals four times during the year and take an annual trip. Once a month during youth group community gatherings on Sunday nights, the junior and senior high youth will serve a local mission site.

During the summer, WPC’s youth go out into the world to serve and learn on mission trips. Learn about their journeys and follow along with their mission trip devotionals on the Mission Trip Blog.

On overnight events like lock-ins, retreats, and conferences, the youth are able to connect more intimately with each other and have the chance to stretch their faith. These opportunities help make Sunday nights more meaningful for everyone. Check the calendar for upcoming events.
Members of the Youth Group participate in Confirmation Class as 8th graders or older students. This prepares students for active church membership. Classes are led by church staff and elder mentors during the Church School hour from September through May. Contact Taylor if you’d like to know more about our next class.