Middle & High School Students
Adolescence is a roller coaster. It’s when teens are figuring out who they are. It’s when the conversation about God in their lives takes a very real, very raw turn. It’s when faith starts to become their own. Because of this, the purpose of our youth ministry is twofold. First, we want to guide teens in knowing God, glorifying Him, and building faith that lasts. Second, we want to see those things happen by partnering with parents.
Soul Youth meets regularly on Thursdays (alternating online and in-person, as well as other days for pop-up occasions. Group time is dedicated to being known and exploring Jesus together. It's hosted by our Youth Director, Tommy Belo, and screened volunteers.
We're inviting you to join us! Send your contact info on the form below to get connected! Tommy or an adult volunteer will get back to you with all the details!
I remember middle school and high school pretty vividly.
I remember the awkwardness of trying to date (or even get a date).
I remember the first time my crush finally liked me back.
I remember my first heartbreak. I remember the pain.
I remember attempting to navigate the social scene.
Who decides who or what is cool anyway?
I remember the pressure to conform. To not stand out.
Please God, anything but be singled out.
I remember puberty being awful and wonderful all at the same time.
I remember my body growing. I remember it hurting. A lot.
I remember the longing for freedom and to be my own person.
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When I became a parent, back in 2015, life changed permanently in a way that I never expected. I had been “preparing” for quite a while in my life. When we found that my wife was pregnant, I began reading articles and books I could get my hands on. I’ve been listening to the stories and advice from adults who are parents for the entirety of my life. My bachelor’s degree is in Youth and FAMILY studies (how much more prepared can you get than that?). And yet, it wasn’t enough.
I wasn’t until I became a parent myself that I truly started to understand parenthood and the journey it is. What’s ironic is that I have heard that exact sentence said so many times by other adults... [more]View Full Post