Amplify Youth Ministry (Gr. 6-12)
This is our weekly Jr High (gr 6-8) Bible Study class that meets Sunday mornings, partway through the service. We meet in the Loft, above the kitchen after joining the congregation in worship and praise.
Our Amplify Student Ministries encompasses our Youth Friday Nights, Missions trips, Retreats, Camps and Service Projects.
Youth Friday Nights
Our Jr High (gr 6-8) and Sr High (gr 9-12) meet weekly from 7-9pm (Jr High) and 7-9:30pm (Sr High) for community, mentoring, games, worship, large group teaching and small group Bible study (our Sr High small groups often go until 10pm.)
We hold a monthly potluck to develop student community and generosity. We also love participation by looking for opportunities for students to discover and develop their spiritual gifts and calling so that we are both learning and growing as the body of Christ in practical ways.
Youth Missions Trips & Service Projects
We are passionate about engaging students in opportunities to serve beyond ourselves. This involves annual provincial or international Missions Trips, as well as local and regional service projects several times a year. We are currently reorganizing our commitments, and have not established a missions teams for 2017.
Annual service projects include Oct 31 Trick or Feed canned food drive, Christmas season Street Outreach in Toronto, joining a Community Dinner team at Valley View.
Youth Retreats & Camps
Weekends away are amazing places to establish or grow our relationships as a student community, bond with peers and mentors, learn and grow in our relationship with God, and find healing and discovering more about ourselves. Students will also have opportunities to take leadership roles at these weekends.
Every year Jr & Sr High students are invited to join us separately for Fall & Winter Retreats hosted by the Central and Eastern District Youth Networks of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, and the AMPLIFY YOUTH Spring Campouts.
Students can be capable leaders. We read this in the stories of the Bible, and see it when we watch a group of students... it is clear that there are leaders and influencers in every group.
We love to see students to step up to lead their peers. Students who demonstrate a firm faith in Christ, leadership gifts, availability and teachability are invited to practice and grow in this on a student ministry team.
For more information on Amplify Youth at Valley View please contact our Student Ministries pastor, Duane Jukema!