We have never participated in this event before, but it looks like too good of an opportunity to pass up. Briarwood will host this conference for the second time. Last year it drew over a thousand students from around the country.
ReThinkApologetics addresses many of the most pressing, frequent, and difficult questions our youth have about the Christian faith. This conference is superb for any young person, but particularly for those who are about to go off to college.
Contact Mary Beth for more details (MaryBeth@CathedralAdvent.com).
SOS Memphis 2018
Come join us for a week in Memphis, Tennessee, as we work with the Service Over Self (SOS) ministry. This summer the trip will be from June 10 – June 15.
The cost is $395 (Scholarships Available). This is one of our favorite trips of the year! There are a limited number of spots available.
Feel free to contact us with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Arts and Crafts and Bible Adventures Volunteers
We need teen volunteers to help with the children in Arts and Crafts and Bible Adventures. When the children are dismissed from Church, they either go to Arts and Crafts, Bible Adventures or Children’s worship. Please let us know if your teen would be interested in this wonderful ministry. It would work out to be about one Sunday per month and you will get a schedule, so that they can find a substitute if needed.
Who does God say your child is? Let them know with these four images:
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For parents who have not been acquainted with our “family” system, all of the students are divided into four families within the Senior High ministry. While there is still plenty of time spent with the group as a whole, when we have youth group and special events (like the annual Advent Bowl), students sit and participate with their family. Each family is led by a junior or senior boy or girl who has a special interest in communicating with the group about events and getting to know all the members.
We have found that students are more comfortable coming to events because there is always a place for them to sit and be welcomed. Additionally, it is an opportunity for older students to get to know younger students, and for students from different schools to get to know one another on a deeper level. To find out which family your child is in, please click on the chart below:
One Book per Month Challenge!
This year, we’re encouraging everyone in our youth community, students and parents alike, to join our “One Book per Month” Challenge. It’s as simple as it sounds: we want to read one book of the Bible per month, because we believe God’s word is a gift that imparts life, joy, and health.
We would love to see parents encouraging their students to put away social media & phones while they read one book of the Bible each month. For November, we’re all reading Esther, and for December, the Gospel of Mark.
If you’re interested, sign up to participate >>
The youth ministry wants all youth to know the God by whom they are loved, to see themselves and all things beneath the cross, and to become disciples of Jesus Christ.
A vital part of our ministry. We study the Bible intensively and build community in a smaller, more intimate setting. We try to provide a Bible study for young men and young women in each grade level, and also to provide small groups for different public and private schools.
Episcopal Youth Community provides a variety of fellowship and friendship opportunities. Some of these involve service, worship, teaching, and fun stuff like laser tag, go-carts, hiking, dinners, desserts, etc. We host two major events each semester for Junior High and Senior High. We also have summer and weekend programs: spring paintball battle, Six Flags trips, Advent Bowl, and Movie Nights.
Perhaps our strongest ministry component. Trips include service to the poor, Bible study, teaching, fellowship, and worship. Senior High students take a trip to Rescue Atlanta Church every MLK weekend, and our Junior High students have our In-Town Mission Trip to Fairfield each President’s Day Weekend. Summer mission trips vary. We hope every student will have the opportunity to participate in at least one mission trip.
We offer engaging classes centered on the Gospel. For Junior High, we usually separate the boys and the girls for teaching. For Senior High, we have three formats: Teaching and Discussion, Town Hall, and Student Testimony (where we share how Christ has worked in our lives). Twice a semester we offer “Choices” (where students can choose from any one of three classes), after enjoying a session of contemporary worship.
Advent Youth Worship Band
Comprised of high school students and plays at our Senior High Sunday School in the Undercroft. If you love to play music, please let us know!
Personal Relationships and Pastoral Guidance
The backbone of our program! If students do not wish to participate in any of our organized programs, we are still always interested in encouraging, guiding, advising, and listening to them.