Westminster’s youth program is for 6th – 12th graders. Many are members of the church, but 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. Check out our 2023-24 Youth Group calendar of events.
WPC 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. Our youth are very active in our church, local, and global communities, along with our regular weekly program. Youth have opportunities to:
- participate in worship
- attend youth conferences, like those at Massanetta and Montreat
- perform local mission work
- travel for mission trips
The youth meet every Sunday from 5:30-7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall and the Youth Suite, which is located on the second floor of the Holderness Mission Center. We have dinner together; the cost is $5 per youth. Parents sign up to take turns bringing dinner for each meeting. Occasional overnight events – like lock-ins, retreats, and conferences – help our youth connect more intimately with each other and create opportunities for them to stretch their faith. These experiences help make our Sunday night gatherings more meaningful for everyone.
Volunteers who serve in our youth ministry are required to complete Westminster’s Child & Youth Protection Policy Training and renew their training every three years.