The purpose of our Youth Ministry is to grow our junior and senior high youth into men and women who will lead and serve God in churches in the future. We strive to provide an environment to stimulate each youth in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and encourage them to worship Him. Our ministry is based upon James 4:14, "What is your life? You are mist that appears for a little and then vanishes." Youth are also encouraged to serve our community and to reach our world for Christ. Feel free to contact Pastor Don Schwing with any questions on how your youth can connect with this ministry. We invite you to scroll down to see the various facets of the Youth Ministry!
Junior high students in 6th - 8th meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:45 - 8:30 pm. Junior high students enjoy a time of game at the beginning of each youth night followed by a challenging lesson from God's Word. Our volunteer youth leaders then meet with small groups of students to dig deeper to reinforce the lesson and to develop relationships. Each group is broken up by gender. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Don Schwing by clicking here.
Senior high students in 9th - 12th grades meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:45 - 8:30 pm. Each week students are challenged to engage in growing in their relationship with Christ by digging into God's Word in a rigorous study which lasts about 45 minutes. At the end of each evening, they divide into small groups by gender to further discuss the lesson and build relationships with each other. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Don Schwing by clicking here.
Push the Rock is a 5 day basketball camp usually held the July 30-August 3 from 8:30 am to 3 pm for youth ages 9-16. This summer sports camp offers much more than excellent athletic instruction. In addition to taking athletic skills to the next level, PTR basketball camp will instill character, teach sportsmanship, and offer a life-changing experience for each and every camper. Cost is $155 per camper. There is a $10 discount for each additional family member who attends. If you would like lunch provided each day for your camper(s), there is an additional $35 fee. Register to secure your spot! You can do so in two ways:
On-line with full payment: Push the Rock On-line Registration (Buxmont)
Mail-in with $50 registration fee: Push the Rock Mail-in Registration
There are many ways GraceWay involves the youth who attend. Below are ministries specifically for junior and/or senior high students. We also encourage our youth to serve in nursery, VBS, AWANA, and various other ministries and events.
This ministry is a great opportunity for students to get involved in sharing the gospel with the community. Junior high students in 6th through 8th grades are welcome to participate in this year-round ministry. This group performs at a variety of locations including local nursing homes and church events. For more information, please contact the director, Amelia DiLapo at AGD51@aol.com. Puppet rehearsals take place most Sundays from 4:15 - 5:45 pm.
Our senior high youth are encouraged to put their faith into action by going on a youth missions trip. This enables them to see the world through Christ's compassionate eyes and gives them opportunity to serve and to share their testimony with others in an effort to lead them to Christ through the gospel message.