Youth Discipleship at Holy Trinity
We encourage Youth to develop a sense of belonging in the church that is theirs, TODAY, to cultivate their leadership skills in and among us and to explore their Christian Identity NOW - for in Christ, we all are one. Faith formation is approached through a variety of Spiritual practices - such as reading, singing, lessons, fellowship, activities, and service - to help our young people better understand what it means to be Christian.
September - May: Youth classes meet at 9:45 am. High School Youth meet in Upstairs West. Middle School Youth meet in Upstairs East.
June - August: Youth join the Intergenerational Family Fun Sundays at 11:30 pm in the Family Room of Holy Trinity.
Confirmation classes are provided for Middle & High School Youth in order to prepare them to become Active Members in the life of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church. Classes provide instruction on the history, beliefs, and structure of the church while instilling a greater sense of service and discipleship. This class normally is for Youth who have been baptized. However, if a Youth desires to attend Confirmation but has not been baptized, that Youth will be baptized at the same time he or she becomes an Active Member.
Youth, grades 6-12, are encoruaged to participate in a variety of music ministries (see Music Ministies page):
Youth Instrumental Ensemble
Jubilation Praise Band
Essence Vocal Octet ("Heilige Acht")
Youth Leadership Team
The Youth Leadership Team has a heart for the Church and help lead Worship by performing these vital functions (even if to try each just once, for the experience):
Acolytes (grades 6-8): The word Acolyte comes from the greek word akolouthos. Acolytes are little angels who assist Worship by bringing the Light of Christ into and out of the Sanctuary; by carring the Word and Communon Elements to the Lord's Table; and by assisting with Baptisms.
Youth Liturgists (grades 6-12): Youth Liturgists are paired with adult mentors to share the delivery of liturgical readings during normal Worship.
Children's Church Aides (grades 6-12): Middle & High School students may deliver Children's sermons, lead Music & Motion; and, assist in Children's Church, Vacation Bible School, and the nursery.
Presbytery-Wide Youth Event
With Sponsors to accompany them, Youth may have an opportunity to participate in Youth events planned by Mission Presbytery; such as: Mid-Winters in January, Spring Rally during the Spring, and Main Event in September.