Our youth programs are distinctively gospel-centered. The Sunday School classes and outreach programs are not merely concerned with producing “good kids” but rather spiritually-alive kids; kids who passionately love Christ and serve others.
In addition to participation in the main aspects of our congregational life (weekly worship, small groups, Sunday School, etc.), we have social, outreach and service events, as well as retreats, designed specifically for teens. See the sidebar for the next Youth Ministry Events. You can view all the upcoming events in the Children & Youth Category of the Events Calendar. Below is a description of some of our regular events.
Middle School and High School Bible Studies
Throughout the school year, Middle School and High School Bible Studies meet regularly. Specific dates and times are on the Children & Youth Category of the Events Calendar. If you are interested in attending or finding out more information, contact Chris Audino or the Church Office.
The youth have the opportunity to participate in a number of retreats throughout the year. Each summer the youth participate in a multiple-night retreat. We also have weekend retreats at other times of the year.
Join us Friday, November 20th to Saturday, November 21st, 2020 for our Fall Youth Conference at Singing Hills Conference Center in Plainfield, NH. More information can be found here. Photos from previous fall retreats can be found here.
Unfortunately, our 2020 Summer Youth Retreat was canceled due to COVID-19. We look forward to resuming the retreat in 2021.
Our Summer Youth Retreats in Ocean City were great times of friendship, fun and learning. See photos and reflections from the previous retreats in Ocean City here.
Some of the students shared their reflections on the retreat at church in the following weeks. You can listen to what they shared under the Stories section of our CRC Audio Archive. Look for Youth Retreat Testimonies.
CRC Service Trips
Youth are welcomed as participants on our annual service trips. We believe that these opportunities to serve help youth broaden their view of the world and share in God’s compassion for His people.
This year, we will be serving at First Baptist Church of Medfield in Massachusetts from February 16th through 20th. For more details about the 2020 Service Trip, click here. In 2018 and 2019, youth served at the NETS Campus in Williston, VT. Our February 2016 and 2017 Service Trips were to World Impact School in Newark New Jersey. In February 2013 and February 2014, CRC sent a team of adults and youth (6th grade and above) for a Service Trip to Long Island, New York to help with repairs from Hurricane Sandy.
To read about our past service trips, click here.