Penn Valley Youth Ministries seeks to partner with and equip parents to evangelize, establish and equip the next generation to be loyal followers of Jesus Christ who love one another. Several ways we seek to Partner with parents in Reaching the next generation are:
Youth Group Gathering Outside under the Tent
During the month of September and October will will be gathering 6pm-7:30pm on Sunday nights outside under the tent next to our gazebo. This gathering is designed to a friendly, fun challenging and exciting atmosphere. This midweek program seeks to shatter "church is boring" stereotype and helps students celebrate life in Jesus. It is filled with laughter, antics, messages that challenges students to center their life on Jesus and then concludes with small group discussion with a Christ- following adult.
These monthly events held on the first Friday of the month at a different youth staff members house. First Fridays are designed for students to invite their friends to connect in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
An annual week long conference for students in grades 7th-12th grades. Momentum is all about connecting youth to God, helping them to understand where they belong in God’s kingdom and how they can know God’s purpose for their lives. Students come to this week-long conference expecting to encounter God, to be challenged in their faith, to take home some nugget of truth they didn’t know before, and to strengthen their commitment to their local church and youth group.
We seek to hold monthly parenting training times for parents called Parenting Guilds. Usually these training times are held on Wednesday nights at Family Night. Topics that have been offering are: Grace Based Parenting, Shepherding A Child's Heart, Tech Savvy Parenting, Finances, Sexuality and many more.
Every fall we have host the best weekend of the year with our Welcome Retreat. This retreat is often the high light of the year for students as they kick off the year making new friends and growing closer to existing friends. This retreat is held up in the mountains at The Loft Ministries.
Short Term Mission Trips
We seek to offer cross-cultural opportuties for parents and other adults to serve alongside their children. Some of the mission trips we offer are: going to inner-city Philadelphia to serve at the Whosoever Gospel Mission, or the Urban Hope Church. Or in Washington D.C. to About My Father's Business, or even farther to Toronto, Canada for The Great Canadian Adventure mission trip.
Sports Camp Ministry
Every year we host a sports camp to hundreds of kids in our community with the hope to share the good news of Jesus with them. High School students have the opportunity to serve as full day huddle leaders. Junior High students have the opporutnity to serve in the half-day preschool program and then engage in an afternon Student Leadership course.
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