Explore the ministry opportunities for students at New Providence Presbyterian Church
If you’ve seen our church lit up by neon lights on a Saturday night, you can bet it’s coming from one of our youth programs. We do loud, we do messy, we do wild – we do whatever it takes because we love teenagers. We are fully dedicated to reaching and teaching Junior High and High School students for Christ. Our student leadership team challenges kids to live out their faith and deepen their love for Jesus Christ through relational ministry, a culture of small groups, a core commitment to studying and following Scripture, fun activities, retreat experiences, and life-changing mission trips. While all of our programs are currently held at our New Providence campus, all students (including those from our New Community campus) are welcome to find their home here.
Online & The Bridge - Thursday 5:30pm-7:45PM (Sept. - May)
Online is the core of our junior high ministry. Each night is packed with crazy games, a home-cooked meal, interactive surprises, and an hour of small-group Bible time. Junior high students are mentored by our Senior Interns (highly gifted high school seniors who’ve committed to serve as leaders in our ministry) and adult volunteers.
Breakaway - 9:30am Sundays (Year round)
Breakaway is the place to be on Sunday morning! This is Sunday School like you’ve never seen it before. We’ll dig deep into Scripture and use games, videos, and more to kick-start discussions about biblical issues relevant to life in junior high. Come hang out with friends and be challenged, and stay for worship afterwards!
Jr. High Retreat - Each fall we pack the buses and head out to the Poconos for a weekend of fun and fellowship. This retreat is a great chance to deepen faith in Christ – or maybe even to meet him for the first time. Alongside our dedicated Senior Interns, 7th and 8th graders will celebrate the weekend with fun, tons of great food, challenging speaker times & small-group discussions, free time to hang out on the camp property, and the greatest dance party ever.
Multi-venue JR High outreach event once a month on a Saturday night from 7:30PM - 9:30P/. Admisson is $5 and is open to all 7th & 8th graders.
Salt - 6:45pm Sundays (Sept. - June)
Come join over 150 high school students every week for fellowship and discipleship. SALT is based almost entirely around small groups: same-gender / same-grade groups, each led by one of our rockstar adult volunteers, in which students are able to get deep with Christ and with each other. Our worship time at the close of each night is totally student-led. SALT is the real deal – come and see what Jesus is all about.
Breakfast Club - 9:30am Sundays (Year round)
Bring a bagel and your Bible for a hard-hitting, no-nonsense look at how Jesus Christ and God’s Word are central to life in high school. Get ready to be challenged, and then stay for the worship service at 11:00 and pack out the balcony with other junior and senior high students.
Confirmation - Classes beginning in January
The confirmation process helps students to explore the Christian faith – who God is, who we are, and what Christ’s church really is – and to confirm these commitments for themselves. This course can be a pivotal moment in a young person’s life. While our holistic confirmation project encompasses a number of elements, the main three required monthly sessions kick off every January. The class is mostly made up of high school freshmen, but all high school students are welcome.
High School Retreat - A gifted outside speaker, small-group discussion times, and Senior Seminars all challenge students to profess and deepen their commitments to Christ. Snow football, tubing, an indoor climbing gym, the Saturday night dance party, great food, and more – you won’t want to miss it.
Mike Flavin has been on staff since 1990 and he heads up all things teenager and runs mission projects for students and families. He has an MDiv from Bethel seminary and a DMin in Marriage & Family Counseling from Eastern Seminary.
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