The Youth Ministry program is one of the great strengths of JCPC! It’s a vibrant program where young people (grades 6 – 12) learn and grow in their faith through worship, service to others, the study of God's Word, and frequent fellowship opportunities that empower them to grow into mature Christians.
We have a strong emphasis on servant leadership and faithful discipleship in a community of believers. Our youth are encouraged to bring friends and visitors are always welcome. We are spread amongst several local high schools and middle schools, and our youth are athletes, musicians, artists, actors, and scouts. At JCPC, we value those gifts and the ways our youth use them to express themselves and serve others to the glory of our creator.
Sunday School: Our Sunday School program for youth tackles real world current events and how we can learn to think about them and engage them as people of faith.
Youth Group: Our weekly program for youth embraces learning through fellowship and group activities that emphasize service to God and others. Each week our youth come together for a great meal followed by recreation, music and worship, and a thought-provoking lesson, activity, or service project.
Serving the Homeless: Every second Sunday of the month, the youth head to the homeless shelter at First Presbyterian in downtown Atlanta. We leave JCPC at 5:45 AM, head downtown, serve breakfast, and grab a bite on the way back.
Retreats, Events, & Summer Programs: In addition to our regularly schedule events, we also have a Fall retreat, Christmas parties, service projects, pool parties, lock-ins, a prayer vigil, Youth Sunday and monthly worship leadership as liturgists, and they help with community fundraisers like the pumpkin patch, golf tournament, and more. In the summer, our middle school youth take a week-long retreat to the Great Escape for rocking worship, recreation, and fellowship as they learn and grow as a group in their faith. Our high school week-long retreat is to the Montreat Youth Conference for worship, small groups, recreation, fellowship with the group and teens from all over the southeast, spiritual exploration and reflection, and free time in one the most scenic places in all of NC. JCPC high school youth also participate in a week-long mission trip to serve others in need, alternating between national and international destinations.
For more information:
Rev. Brian Daoust, Associate Pastor for Youth & Mission