Worship Schedule: 
8:30 am    Traditional Service
10:00 am  Contemporary Service 

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 Welcome to The Village Youth!

     We help youth to become fully devoted disciples of Jesus!
     
     This means:

  • We help each student to know and follow Jesus. We'll walk alongside our young people (and their parents) as they develop their relationship with Jesus, and as they discover the joy, love, and wisdom that Jesus offers.

  • We help each youth to understand that being a disciple of Jesus is a life-long endeavor. We teach that our Christian faith needs to shape our values, and influence our relationship choices.

  • Each youth is encouraged to discover how they can 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, or in their community.

  • We want our students and leaders to experience authentic relationships with each other and with their mentors here. Together we'll have fun, challenge each other, support one another, and walk through both the good and tough times together.

What we do (click the links for more info)

  • Sunday Youth Church (SYC)

    • Takes place nearly every Sunday during the contemporary worship service in the Youth Room.
    • Although SYC is open to all youth, we encourage high school aged youth to consider attending the adult contemporary service in the sanctuary. We believe that to be the best place for their growth and engagement in our church on Sunday mornings. That said, they're ALWAYS welcome in SYC!
  • igNite (Junior High Ministry)

    • Every Wednesday night from 6:45p - 8:30p in Fellowship Hall.
    • Each igNite incorporates a mixture of games, small group discussion, and large group learning experiences... and more!   
    • Bringing a Bible is optional, but encouraged! We'll be using the Bible a lot :-)
    • One Wednesday per month we'll be hosting igNite off-site at someone's home. Perhaps your home!? If you're interested in hosting, please let me know.
  • EDGE (Senior High Ministry)

    • Every Sunday night from 6:45p - 9:00p in Fellowship Hall.
    • Each EDGE incorporates a mixture of activities, small group discussion, and large group learning experiences... and more!
    • Bringing a Bible is optional, but encouraged! We'll be using the Bible a lot :-)
    • One Sunday per month we'll be hosting EDGE off-site at someone's home. Perhaps your home!? If you're interested in hosting, please let me know.
  • Eighth Grade Discipleship (Confirmation)

  • Friday Night Live (Friday night fun, food, and game nights)

  • Retreats

  • Mission Trips

How we communicate with parents and youth:

  • Parents
    We want parents to be in the loop with all we have going on! Check out our Facebook Page, subscribe to our email list, and email Ed so that you can get on the text message thread. Also, keep an eye on this website. We'll keep it up to date. You'll be able to find most of your answers here! We'll be sending out regular emails to highlight upcoming events, and changes in the calendar. Contact Ed Burton, our Youth & Family Minister, by emailing him here: eburton@tvpchurch.org

  • Youth
    We use texting to keep in touch with youth via an app called Remind. We text reminders of events, the occasional Bible verse, and updates for our weekly gatherings. We collect cell numbers from the youth when they're here, but we welcome parents' help in getting us the numbers as well. If you'd like your child to get reminders, please contact us! And if parents would like to receive these texts, send us your cell number and which ministry you'd like to be kept in the loop on. 

 Who to contact for more information

  • Ed Burton (Youth & Family Minister)
    eburton@tvpchurch.org
    cell: 847-989-1607

  • Ellen Westel (Youth Elder)
    ellen@dekwest.com