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Spark Children’s Ministry
Sparks Children’s Ministry is made up of children from Pre-School through 5th Grade.
We are seeking to grow a vibrant and active children’s ministry that will allow girls and boys to grow in faith and participate in service to their community and to the larger world. We provide weekly Children’s Worship activities to help children learn about God and His love at an age-appropriate level.
We seek to be a congregation where children cannot only learn from positive role models and mentors but can be teachers themselves as they provide leadership in missions and worship. We have an active children’s music program that not only teaches boys and girls the fundamentals of music but also prepares them to be worship leaders in the church. Children also participate in the worship service throughout the year through dramas and serving as Scripture readers.
Of course, we want children to experience the joy of just being with each other, and we seek to provide opportunities to play with old and new friends alike! Vacation Bible School is an exciting week every summer when children come together for games, crafts, food, and great stories. There are movie nights and special trips throughout the year that encourage children to build relationships with one another that we hope will be a blessing for a lifetime.
Ultimately, we believe that the home is where the most important spiritual formation takes place, and so we also seek to encourage and empower parents and families to be the guides in their children’s daily walk of the Christian life. We invite you and your family to come be a part of a new day in children’s ministry at Temple!
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If you have any questions or want to be involved in this ministry, please contact Will Myers, Minister of Youth, at email@example.com or call our office at 919-309-0050.
Ignite Youth Ministry
The Ignite Youth Ministry is made up of 6th-12th graders. We offer opportunities for worship, fellowship and service throughout the year.
During the 11 o’clock worship service on Sunday morning, youth participate through Scripture reading, prayer, music, ushering, and assisting the a/v crew. Once a year, the youth will have full responsibility of the worship service on Youth Sunday. Also, our Thrive Youth Singers lead the congregation in worship one Sunday each month.
Our weekly evening activities run September through May. On Sunday nights, Ignire meets at 4:00 PM for fellowship, which normally involves games and snacks. At 5:00 PM, Thrive Singers meets to rehearse and to plan the monthly worship service. On Wednesday nights, Ignite meets at 6:30 for a Bible Study.
Missions and service is an important, year-round emphasis of our youth ministry. The youth travel one Sunday morning a month the Murdoch Center, where they escort wheelchair-bound residents to their Sunday morning worship service. The youth always enjoy participating in the annual Durham CROP Walk. Every summer, the youth take a week-long trip designed to engage them in direct missions and service. Past trips have travelled to Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, and Quebec.
Fellowship and relationship building is also an important part of our Youth Ministry. Ski retreats, white water rafting trips, lock-ins, and trips to the haunted corn maze are just a few of the special opportunities for fun that we participate in throughout the year.
If you are interested in getting involved in Ignite Youth Fellowship or Thrive Singers, please contact Will Myers, Minister of Youth, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 919-309-0050.