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 & Their Families.

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

Download our Spring 2020 youth group calendar

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

We have dinner together; cost is $5 per youth. Parents sign up to take turns bringing dinner for each meeting. Sign up to bring dinner.

Once a month during our Sunday Evening Community Gatherings, the youth meet in their interest-based small groups.

  1. Adventurers: A hiking, outdoors, running small group that explores local trails and outdoor adventures
  2. Pick-Up Pack: A pick-up sports small group that will play a variety of games
  3. Baking Buddies: A small group that will bake treats for those from the congregational care list and other groups within our congregation
  4. Music Makers: A music small group that will gather to play music together, meet musicians, and plan music for Youth Sunday
  5. Art in Action: An art small group that will make all different kinds of art together – photography, crafts, pieces for worship/bulletins, as well as meet local artists and go on art excursions
  6. Game Gurus: A games small group that will gather to play board, card, and strategy games
  7. Justice League: A social justice small group that will meet with local leaders and learn about ways to live into Micah 6:8

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 our out 2019 Fall Youth Calendar.
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 us if you’d like to know more about our next class.