As parents of youth, you are tasked with quite a responsibility to raise students that follow the example set by Jesus Christ. Elevated Youth Ministries is prepared to come alongside parents to help guide their youth through these challenging years in which they are seeking more and more independence.
What is Youth Ministry?
Youth Ministry is a means for students to grow as individuals while exploring ideas, values and faith within the context of a supportive community of peers and adult leaders.
When does Youth Group meet?
Every Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm.
What will my son or daughter experience at Youth Group?
At Youth Group, we do interactive games, mixers, worship, & dramas. Students will hear a message, followed by dividing into groups that are divided by age and gender.
Liability release forms
Liability forms will be attached to each event that requires one.
Our student ministries are designed to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for any student that walks through our doors. In order to accomplish this, we hold students to certain expectations during their time here:
- Respect each other.
- Respect our volunteers, leaders, and pastors.
- Respect our church property.
Safety Procedures and Policies
In our continuing effort to create a safe atmosphere for youth, we have established policies and procedures for all church events and celebrations:
- All pastors, leaders, and volunteers have completed the application process, which includes a national background check and student ministries training.
- A 1-to-10 ratio of pastors/leaders/volunteers to youth is maintained during all Lake Sawyer events.
- All students must check-in. They are not released until the end of the event/celebration or until a parent picks them up.
Parents/guardians will be contacted if any youth violates Lake Sawyer behavior expectations.
Volunteering in Student Ministries
We have a lot of students, which means we have a lot of volunteer opportunities! We encourage parents to consider investing in the youth of Lake Sawyer by applying to volunteer. No one knows better how to meet the needs of a child than a parent. We have many different opportunities to fit your specific availability, interest and gifting. Non-adult, student volunteers are also valuable assets to the Student Ministries program, and are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer form.
Additional Resources: Books for Parenting Teens
- Handbook On Counseling Youth: A Comprehensive Guide For Equipping Youth Workers, Pastors, Teachers, Parents by Josh McDowell
- Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling Youth by Patricia A. Miller and Keith R. Miller
- The Big Black Book For Parents: Helping Your Teen Navigate Through Life’s Challenges by Blaine Bartel
- The 5 Love Languages Of Teenagers by Gary Chapman
- Real Issues, Real Teens: What Every Parent Needs To Know by T. Suzanne Eller
- The DNA Of Parent-Teen Relationships: Discover The Key To Your Teen’s Heart by Gary And Greg Smalley
- How To Parent Your Teen Without Losing Your Mind by Christian Parenting Today & Campus Life
- Parents Guide To The Top 10 Dangers Teens Face by Stephen Artburn & Jim Burns
- Let Me Tell You What Your Teens Are Telling Me by Blaine Bartel
- 7 Solutions For Burned-Out Parents by Dr. James C. Dobson
- After You Drop Them Off by Jeramy Clark with Jerusha Ann Clark