Maywood’s vision is “Going deeper in discipleship and further in mission with Jesus.” As a youth ministry we want to encourage our students to do just that. Our youth ministry is not about trying to simply help students survive the pressures they face; we want them to thrive in Jesus. God is ready to use young people to impact the world around them. We seek to give students the tools and encouragement they need to grow in their relationship with Jesus and begin following Him actively today.
Weekly Events (all occur in the youth chapel—the first door to your right if you enter the church by the east doors):
Sunday School (9:45-10:45am): We start the morning off right with some delicious breakfast (typically doughnuts, but occasionally there’s homemade breakfast burritos or muffins) and a short time of worship. Then we spilt into groups based on age and discuss a Bible passage with a teacher.
Sunday Night Youth (5:30-7:00pm): The focus of this time is to help students acquire the ability to read the Bible and learn from Jesus on their own. Each meeting the students get a chance to read a little bit of Scripture and reflect on it. Then we come back together and discuss the passage. Each night also includes a game (something great like Ultimate Frisbee or Self-Disclosure Jumble) and a delicious dinner. This meeting is the smallest meeting of the week and has a fun, intimate feel.
Wednesday Night Youth (6:30-8:00pm): This high-energy event centers around a main lesson from Jake. Giving space for building friendships is key part of this night. Students get to interact with each other and leaders as they eat dinner together and play games or get-to-know-you activities.
Keeping Up To Date: If you want to keep up with our weekly happenings, please join our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/maywood/
Journey with Us: A couple times each year we get to take trips with the students. These trips have ranged from spiritual retreats with just our group, youth camps with hundreds of students from all over the country, and missional journeys where our students get to come alongside another community. While we are gone we often keep a blog of our adventures. The blog is jam packed with photos and video testimonies, take a look: https://maywoodyouth.wordpress.com/