One of PCC’s core values is “Being Children and Youth Oriented” meaning we try to be intentional about including children and youth in the life of the church rather than making it an atmosphere that is only for adults. Any volunteer working with youth must have up to date background clearance on file with the church office.
During Sunday School, the youth (6th grade-12th grade) have their own class.
For Winter 2023 Jan-May:
Facilitated by: Mike Kiehl
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel-Kings
Kingdoms is the third installment of the six volumes of Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience program. Kingdoms tells the story of Israel from the time of its conquest of Canaan (Joshua) through its struggle to settle the land (Judges, Ruth) and the establishment of Israel’s kingdom, which ends in a forced exile (Samuel–Kings). The nation of Israel, commissioned to be God’s light to the nations, falls to division and then foreign conquest for rejecting God’s rule.
Beginning, Sunday, January 8, both our ADULT AND YOUTH SUNDAY COOL CLASSES will return to the IMMERSE Bible resource, KINGDOMS. Kingdoms presents a new and unique journey through the story of Israel from the time of its conquest of Canaan (Joshua) through its struggle to settle the land (Judges, Ruth) and the establishment of Israel’s kingdom, which ends in a forced exile (Samuel–Kings). The nation of Israel, commissioned to be God’s light to the nations, falls to division and then foreign conquest for rejecting God’s rule.
Together, we will begin with a short video in the Fellowship Hall, then break into smaller adult groups (The teens will break separately and be guided by Mike Kiehl) for discussion of the questions below. Before time ends, we will gather back together for a time of further sharing and reflection.
- What stood out to you this week?
- Was there anything confusing or troubling?
- Did anything make you think differently about God?
- How might this change the way we live?
IMMERSE takes the struggle out of Bible reading. Does Bible reading ever feel like a chore? Spending time in Scripture is vital for spiritual growth, yet many people struggle with confusion and boredom when they open the Bible. Immerse removes many of the barriers which make Bible reading difficult, paving the way for deep connection with God and others through the Scriptures.
Various special events for the youth include participation in the 30 Hour Famine, sponsored by World Vision; retreat at one of our church camps, Mission Meadows; CHIC – a national, week-long gathering of teens from all across the Evangelical Covenant denomination for discipleship, outreach and fun on the campus of the University of Tennessee. This event occurs once every three years; outings to nearby amateur hockey games.
During the summer months, Our youth participate in an outreach for youth in the community by organizing Ultimate Frisbee games at an area park. At times over 50 youth attend where fun is had by all, but more importantly, relationships are developed and strengthened.