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Welcome to Youth Ministry!

What we're about: Discipleship and Relationships

     We want our youth to become disciples of Jesus! That means:

  • We want each student to have a personal faith in Jesus. We want them to get to know Jesus, build a relationship with Jesus, and discover the joy, comfort, and direction that Jesus offers.

  • We hope to usher students into a life-long commitment to following Jesus. That includes helping them learn how their Christian faith can and should shape their values, relationships, and choices.

  • We desire to see each student find ways to join God's mission by serving God in their everyday life. We believe our youth can reflect God’s goodness right where they are—at home, at school, and in their community.

  • We want our students and leaders to have great relationships--having fun, supporting one another, and walking through both good and tough times together.


What we do (click the links for more info)

  • Sunday School (9:30 every Sunday morning for all students)

  • igNite (Junior high Youth Group; most first and third Wednesday evenings)

 How we communicate with parents and youth:

  • Parents
    We try to keep parents in the loop in two ways. First, and most importantly, is this site. We've revised everything, and we'll keep it up do date. You'll be able to find your answers here! Second, we'll be sending out regular emails to highlight upcoming events, and changes in the calendar. Contact Ed to get added to the parent email list. eburton@tvpchurch.org

  • Youth
    We use texting to keep in touch with youth, and try to text reminders of events to those who attend regularly (e.g., if your child comes to igNite, we'll add them to the igNite texting list). We collect cell numbers from the kids themselves, but we'd love parent help in getting numbers as well. If you'd like your child to get reminders, please contact us! (We use these numbers exclusively for notifying kids of events; numbers are not shared with anyone else.)

One more thing: If YOU would like the text reminder, please let me know what list you'd like to be on (igNite, EDGE, JH Special Events, Senior High Special Events). Be aware: the text will be written as if you are one of the students!

 Who to contact for more information

  • Ed Burton (Youth & Family Minister)
    cell: 847-989-1607

  • Ellen Westel (Youth Elder)