Our Student Ministries are weekly gatherings for sixth through twelfth grade students. These gatherings provide students with the opportunity to connect with God, with other students, and with older committed leaders who are dedicated to seeing students grow closer to Christ. We believe that you can't do life alone and that our students are at a unique time of life where they can grasp the Gospel and the impact of having Jesus in their lives.
Our Student Ministries are divided by age into two group: Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12).
Middle School students are encouraged to attend the Equip class at 9 a.m. in the Gym. This class meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the each month during the school year and is designed for students to be introduced to and come to understand the beliefs of Christianity. Students are given opportunities to ask questions and gain insight in a comfortable environment. On the weeks Equip does not meet, students are encouraged to participate in the services in the Worship Center. This is an excellent time for students to be an active part of the VNC Tribe.
We also encourage our High School and Middle School students to find ways to serve during the morning services. We suggest serving during one service time and attending the worship service in the other. There are great ways for students to serve in the Children's Department, Worship Arts Department, and the First Impressions Team.
On Sunday nights during the school year, students in Grades 6-12 meet in the Youth Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Students will be diving into God's Word, breaking into small groups, and playing games. Some nights, we will divide the middle school and high school up so we can discuss topics that are more targeted to their age groups. For small group time, students will be divided by grade to discuss that night's topic.
Monday Nights | TWELVE TWO
Pastor Adam Keller and Caleb Wood are leading a guy's Bible study that takes place on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. We will be diving into Scripture and teaching what it means to be transformed by the Word of God. This is for any guys in grades 6-12 and will meet at Pastor Adam Keller's house. Contact Pastor Adam for directions or with any question you may have.
Tuesday Nights | BYOM
BYOM (Bring your own Mug) meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. BYOM is for young ladies in grades 6-12 and will be hosted at Morgan Humrichouser's house. Please join us for a time of Friends, Scripture, and Growth! Contact Pastor Morgan for directions or with any question you may have.
Nazarene Youth Conference (NYC) is a powerful youth event, hosted by the Church of the Nazarene. Taking place every 4 years, NYC provides an opportunity for high school students from the USA and Canada (students with high school graduation year 2023-2027) to be united for worship, discipleship, community outreach, and tons of fun. It's not too late to register for NYC! Click the button below to get started.
June 21 | Zao Island
July 5-9, 2023 | NYC in Tampa Bay, Florida
July 19 | Float the River
July 31 | Intramurals Awards & Paint Wars