We Love Our Youth!
Here at TCC, we love and value our youth and children. We believe
that God has ordained parents to be the primary disciple-makers of their
children. We come alongside parents to encourage and equip them for this
vital responsibility. As a team, we are committed to helping parents disciple
healthy children and teens through age-appropriate teaching, special
events, and relational ministry in small groups. Radical Youth Ministry
cares for students in grades 6-12. Our goal is to activate the next
generation to both live and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Our youth director and children’s ministry director lead dedicated teams of
adults who will pour their time and energy into your children.
Radical Youth Ministry
Each Wednesday, you can find a committed group of leaders here at TCC,
preparing for group discussion, practicing worship, and spending time
chatting with the youth. We have a desire to lead youth toward a foundation
on the truth of Jesus Christ and example how to live a life fully devoted to
what He calls them to. We do this through worship and large group
discussions, followed by practical application discussions and friendship
development in small group time. We start out each service with a time of
fellowship where the kids and leaders can chat and catch up. Then, we
move to the Radical Room, where the worship team leads everyone in a
rich time of worship. At the end of worship, everyone is invited to grab a
chair and a snack as we circle around for a discussion facilitated by one of
our leaders and open to everyone. We discuss a variety of topics, from
previous Sunday sermons, characteristics of God, or a social topic that we
are addressing from a Biblical worldview. After this discussion, we break up
into small groups which are divided by gender and grade, each lead by one
or more of our trained leaders. The purpose of the small group is ultimately
personal connection, between the youth members and their leaders. We
believe that being discipled by other believers is a great way to learn more
about the Lord and mature in our walk with Him and small groups are the
perfect way to foster these connections. At 9 o’clock, you’ll hear a familiar
shout down the hallway that signifies the end of our meeting- “It’s time to go
to Chick-Fil-A!” Many of our youth and several of our leaders choose to
head down the street for a bite to eat and spend more time in fellowship. This part of the evening, while completely optional, is a lot of fun, and quite
Radical Youth also has annual Winter Retreats and Summer Camps.
These are highly anticipated times where our leadership team takes the
youth away for times devoted to getting closer to the Lord and one another.
Radical Summer Camp is the epitome of everything we do here at Radical.
It’s a week in the middle of July where we pack up and head out of town.
We fill our days with fun, creative, and at times quite messy games,
services with sincere, dynamic worship and practical teaching, and lots of
time for relationships to be developed, both in the cabins and at free times
down at the lake. During this week we ask the youth to give up their social
medias and truly soak in the full experience. Camp is wildly fun, but most
importantly, provides a safe space where we can lean into and experience
the presence of the Father as we learn more about Him.
Radical’s Winter Retreat is something that we change year to year based
on what we feel the Lord is calling us to. In the past we have rented out
cabins and spent a large portion of the weekend in worship and discussion
panels, spent our time at an indoor water park just having fun together,
attended a 3-day conference, and most recently we chose to simply spend
a Saturday together, first learning more about love languages and how they
can change our relationships with those around us and then piling into vans
which took us to the Main Event for an afternoon of fun. No matter what we
do, you can count on it being a fun time that is built around Biblical values
and relationship building.
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