Our Thursday Youth Program, known as t.y.p., is for our children ages 4 through the 6th grade and is in session from September through May. We meet every Thursday (except holidays) from 4:15 to 6:45 pm and the children participate in a multi-level program which includes:
- Choirs for all ages
- Disciple forming classes for each age level
- Mission projects for all ages:
- CROP Walk,
- Nothing But Nets,
- Book drives
- Family style meal for everyone, including any family’s who want to join us
The ministry of t.y.p. focuses on the spiritual practices of becoming a disciple of Jesus, such as prayer, generosity and acts of kindness. The 4 year olds through Kindergarteners are a part of The Angels; the 1st-3rd grade children sing with the Salt Choir; and the Light Choir involves the 4th-6th graders. The Salt & Light Choir participate in Worship each month and The Angels participate in Worship 5 times throughout the year; and all choirs participate in the annual Christmas Pageant.
The only cost to participate in t.y.p. is the meal each week, which is $2.00 per person. Children can participate in t.y.p. anytime throughout the year, and visitors are always welcome! The weekly schedule is as follows:
4:00-4:15 pm Children arrive for opening activities and snacks.
4:15 – 4:30 pm Gathering time, worship and prayer
4:30 – 6:15 pm Age appropriate classes and choirs
6:15 – 6:45 pm Family style meal for children (families included)
6:45 pm Pick up time for children!
Wendy Berkshire, Director of Family Ministries, is the Director of t.y.p. and invites you to call the Church with any questions (937-298-3743)