GYM – Grace Youth Ministry

GYM  (Grace Youth Ministries) meets Wednesdays, during the summer, In Hector with Pastor Blake Petersen from New Life Community Church as leader.  The Junior High Group and Senior High Group meet together from 6-8 p.m.  The meetings are held at New Life Community Church.   If you would like to volunteer to help with the youth, provide treats, or if your student needs a ride, please let the office know.  If you have questions, please communicate directly with Pastor Henry.

Summer Schedule

June 21st –  Regular Youth Group, followed by pizza and movie night.  Please bring $5 for pizza.

June 28th –  YOUTH PARTY!  We will be meeting at Big Kandi Park #2 from 2PM-6PM to have our own 4th of                          July Party!

July 5th – REGULAR GROUP.  Then we will be going to see Despicable Me 3 in theaters, so bring $10.

July 12th – REGULAR GROUP.  There is NO after partly this week, so make your own plans.

July 19th – REGULAR GROUP.  Then we will be going to see Spiderman in theaters, so bring $10.

July 26th – REGULAR GROUP.  Then we are headed to the bowling alley in Olivia, so bring $10.


August 9th – REGULAR GROUP.  Then we will have a bonfire following.

August 16th – REGULAR GROUP.  Then a DESSERT ONLY potluck and movie night!

August 23rd – REGULAR GROUP.  Then Night Games! Location TBA.

August 29th – End of Summer Party!!!

September 3rd – OFF FOR LABOR DAY.

September 10th – School Year Kick Off Party: Summer schedule ends and we go back to our regular schedule for the school year.  Sundays, Grades 6-8 @4-6PM, & Grades 9-12 @ 7-9PM

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Philosophy of Ministry: We understand that our youth culture today values relationships and having fun. However, our world does not value Biblical truth. Our hope in having a youth ministry is to give recognition to the values of relationships and fun. More importantly, we desire to share the Gospel and teach the Bible. In essence, our ministry is highly evangelistic and extremely relational. We also value the role of parents and their responsibility for rearing their children.

Mission Statement: To give opportunities for the youth of our community (7th-12th grade) to hear the Gospel, enjoy Christian relationship, and connect with God.

Events: Allows us to see the students do what they love & show them we care. All events are for the purpose of building relationships with the students and give us an opportunity to share the Gospel.

  • Challenge (EFCA Youth Conference): Connects us with other youth ministries. It’s fun. Gives our students the opportunity to be challenged to follow Christ.
  • Game nights: Connect relationally. Structured and safe fun.
  • Retreats: Time to get away from the busyness of life and focus on God. Build relationships with leaders and students.

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