Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
The Hillside teen ministry strives to nurture a deeper understanding of God and His love and sacrifice that He made for their salvation; as well as to help the teens to be diligent in their Christian walk.
The teen group meets every Sunday night from 6:00-7:00pm. They have a time of games/sports in the gym as a way to connect with each other and to welcome newcomers to the group. They then go to their teen room for a Bible lesson using the Word of Life curriculum. This curriculum is designed to take the Bible lesson and make strong connections to today’s struggles, specifically to the challenges that teens face at school, in sports, and in relationships. Open group discussions help to give the teens the information needed to make wise choices in their Christian walk.
The teen ministry is also involved in outreach activities throughout the year. In November they go to ‘Reverb’, an all-night event that includes hockey, games and bowling. This is a great time for our young people to invite friends to a great Christian event. In December, they have a youth party and fill boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The group also adopts a family in our area and take needed gifts to their home. You will see teens serving in our worship service as well. We teach our teens to be contributors in the church so that when they graduate from high school they don’t graduate from their faith.
The teens also meet together on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm for fellowship and discussions. During the summer, there is no Wednesday meeting. Sunday School continues at the 9:00-9:45am time.
Student Ministries teachers – Nate And Michelle Ahrens
Wednesday evening teachers – Deb and Peter Little
Hillside Baptist Church
Hornell, NY 14843