Youth Programs at Northminster
Northminster offers regular outings and activities for middle school students, such as chaperoned movie outings, lock-ins, and laser. Our Vacation Bible School in the summer features field trips for middle school (biking, miniature golf, beach day) along with chances to be Junior Teachers to younger children.
For more information, please contact our Director of Christian Education.
"TUXIS" Senior High Youth Ministry
The cornerstone of TUXIS is the Sunday morning gathering called Challenge Class (CC). Starting at 10 am, and normally spilling over the 11 a.m. official ending time, CC offers the Northminster youth an opportunity to come together as a community and to discuss contemporary issues, engage in practices of spiritual formation and share with others the joys and concerns of the prior week.
In addition to CC, TUXIS engages in a variety of other activities, including a Christmas party, bowling lock-in, trip to Saugatuck, MI, and an evening serving at the Good News Community Kitchen in South Evanston.
A regular feature for TUXIS remains to be the biannual lock-in at the church where the youth engage in fellowship around a common table, build community, relax and enjoy the freedom to roam around an adult-free (albeit chaperoned, of course) church building.
The last component of TUXIS is the summer mission trip with the Appalachian Service Project (ASP). Preparation for the trip begins in the early winter months and intensifies in the spring as the youth and adult leaders conduct several fundraisers to amass the $10,000 plus dollars needed to fund this service project.
In 2006, 22 youth and adults arrived in Breathitt County, KY, to engage in a full week of home repairs and humble Christian witness. The trip was such a resounding success that over 90% of the participants that went in 2006 are set to go again in 2007. Also to the credit of everyone's hard and enthusiastic work on last years trip, we have raised enough interest among the youth to bring another entire work crew -- bringing our numbers up to 28 for the 2007 trip!
To participate in any of these activities, contact Youth Director .