January - May 2021 Youth Calendar available here.
We are a growing family of students; pursuing Jesus, transformed by God, changing the world through the Spirit.
Who is this for?
Our youth ministry is for those currently in grade 6-12.
What are we about?
Creating space for youth to experience healthy community, build authentic relationships and grow in their likeness to Christ.
Why do we gather?
Relationships are the most powerful shaping influence in the life of a youth. The need for authentic and functional community is higher than ever. Many youth feel alone despite endless “connection” on social media. Youth need empathetic and warm relationships that arise organically and authentically. We strive to create spaces for youth and leaders to form these relationships and also give space for them to form naturally and in a variety of rhythms. We believe that the thriving life which we all long for is found in a community pursuing relationship with God.
We want to help youth cultivate four vital relationships; God, parents, mentors and friends. True discipleship will happen in the context of healthy relationships.
When do we meet?
All grades meet on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:45pm on site at Cochrane Alliance Church. Please register each week. Pre-registration is no longer needed. Youth will register as they arrive.
What to expect?
Wednesday Nights are all about creating a space for youth to belong and engage with meaningful community. These nights include times of fun and teaching in both large and small groups, games, worship, service, and student leadership. With current health guidelines and protocols, we are going to limit large group gatherings on these evenings. As such most of our times we will be spent in small groups. One Wednesday a month the grade 6-8 will meet all together and once a month grade 9-12 will meet all together.
Small Groups - Small groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together so that they can grow deeper in their relationship with God. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why small groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to youth. Most of our small groups meet on Wednesday nights, however we realize that Wednesday small groups do not work for everyone and so we have additional small groups that meet at different times.
Friday Night Events - A night of fun and connecting for all youth grades 6-12. Events will vary in cost and location.
Retreats - These are great opportunities for individuals and our group as a whole to build community. Weekend trips provide opportunities and an atmosphere for community building that cannot be recreated in other contexts. This is a great chance for this group to really grow in relationship with each other and with God and have fun doing it!
In order to participate in any activities in the upcoming school year, youth require our online waiver to be completed. This is a one time waiver that will cover participation in all activities between September 2020 and June 2021.
Parents can request to be added to our parent distribution email list by emailing Jason Dimnik today. You will receive updates on all events with times and locations.
If you would like to serve in an area of this ministry, click here to complete a volunteer application form.