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FPCOS YOUTH

7TH - 12TH GRADE
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Our mission.

The mission of the Harbor (the youth ministry of FPCOS) is to develop a community of students growing in discipleship of Jesus Christ through unconditional love, in relationship with one another and the church and in service to others, equipped to serve in the world. 

FPCOS YOUTH

Our students face a number of challenges in today’s culture that is continually trying to redefine who we are and what our purpose is. As our culture continues to become more secular, it is easy for our students to begin to drift spiritually and become apathetic to Jesus. Our world is successfully shaping what students experience and believe concerning friendships, relationships, academics, sports, extra-curricular activities, and social media, among other things.

We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks compellingly and beautifully into each of these. The purpose of youth ministry, then, is to bring the gospel to bear in the lives of our students. This happens most dynamically through relational ministry that is people-oriented, not program-oriented. The church seeks to disciple and train up our students through regular, intentional contact that is rooted in the truth of the transformative gospel of Jesus Christ. We also recognize that the most effective discipleship starts with parents and is then further supplemented by the church.

RYM FLORIDA (MIDDLE SCHOOL)

DATES: June 24-28, 2024
COST: $500 ($150 due at registration)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE (to guarantee a spot): Friday, January 5
MORE INFO: www.rym.org/msfl

RYM Florida 2024 will be June 24-28 at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center in Panama City Beach, FL and is open for all current middle school students. Come join us for an amazing week at the beach with friends as we learn more about the riches of God’s grace toward us in Christ. The theme: Grace Alone.

The cost is $500 with a $150 deposit due at the time of registration. The registration deadline to guarantee a spot is Friday, January 5 (typically, these trips fill up within a few days of registration opening). Balances will be due on March 31. We hope to see you there!

RYM FLORIDA (HIGH SCHOOL)

DATES: July 8-13, 2024
COST: $550 ($150 due at registration)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE (to guarantee a spot): Friday, January 5
MORE INFO: www.rym.org/hsco

RYM Florida 2024 will be July 8-13 at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center in Panama City Beach, FL, and is open for all current high school students. Come join us for an amazing week at the beach with friends as we learn more about the riches of God’s grace toward us in Christ. The theme: Grace Alone.

The cost is $550 with a $150 deposit due at the time of registration. The registration deadline to guarantee a spot is Friday, January 5 (typically, these trips fill up within a few days of registration opening). Balances will be due on March 31. We hope to see you there!

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is full, and you will be put on the waiting list and will be notified if a spot becomes available.

FAITH FOUNDATIONS

Groups will meet in the Harbor House on campus or the Jackson Ave Office across from the gravel lot on the corner of Jackson and Ocean Avenues. If this is your first time attending Faith Foundations and you are in grades 7-12, please come to the Harbor House.

Breakdown Each Week:
10:00-10:15 – Announcements and Video (all together in Harbor House)
10:15-10:45 – Small Group discussions of video (in different locations, see below)

On the first Sunday of each month, we will continue to study the Fruit of the Spirit in a large group setting in the Harbor House.

But this spring during the rest of the month, we will begin a 10-week video series from David Platt fittingly called Faith Foundations. Each video is about 10 minutes long and discusses an aspect of becoming a mature disciple of Christ. It will cover topics like our purpose, living in the power of the Spirit, missions, making disciples, and more. Reach out if you have questions about it!

Juniors and Seniors (all)
Location: Jackson Office
Leaders: Mike and Maureen DeJonge and Heath Haggard

9-10th Grade Boys
Location: Front Room of Harbor House
Leader: Micah Lewis

Middle School Boys
Location: Upstairs in Harbor House
Leader: Russ Allman

7th-10th Grade Girls
Location: Back Couch Room in Harbor House
Leaders: Juliana Lewis and Joanna Allman

*We will not meet on March 31 or April 21.

YOUTH GROUP

Sundays | Jan 7 – May 5 (will not meet on Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 24, Mar 31) | Middle School and High School
 
5:30-6:00 PM — Dinner (together in the Fellowship Hall)
6:00-6:15 PM — Music (together in the Harbor House)
6:15-6:45 PM — Teaching (high schoolers depart to the chapel)
6:45-7:30 PM — Games and Fellowship (in the Harbor House)
 

This spring, we are combining age groups so that Youth Group is for everyone from 5:30-7:30 PM each Sunday. But with a twist. 

During teaching time, we will be splitting middle and high school ages up so that the teaching can be more age-appropriate. Some weeks, we may split middle and high school for the game as well.

Last fall, we started building a Ministry Team (a group of junior and senior students) who will be taking a greater leadership and service role in the Youth Ministry. One of the ways they will be serving and growing is by having an opportunity to teach. So this spring, Georgia and I are working, week to week, with a different student from the team to help them prepare to teach the middle schoolers during youth group. Meanwhile, I will continue to teach high school. (This teaching plan is just for this series. For future series, I or other adult leaders will still teach middle schoolers.)

During the first half of spring, we will have a 7-week series on the “I Am” statements of Jesus from the Book of John. To go along with Pastor Scott’s Mark sermon series, our series will examine Christ’s most clear declarations about who He is. Not only will we learn about His claims, but we will also seek to understand 1) why they matter to us, and 2) where He meets us in our needs.

SMALL GROUPS

Wednesdays | Jan 10 – May 8 (we will not meet on Feb 14, Mar 27) | 6:00-7:30 PM
 
Small Groups are a wonderful opportunity for students to dive deep into scripture with their peers of the same age and gender. It begins with dinner together in the Fellowship Hall together and splits up after that. High school students will divide between rooms 201 (girls) and 202 (boys) while middle school students will be in the Harbor House.
 
This year, the groups will all be studying the book of Romans each week. The goal is to study and learn the depth and breadth of the gospel, as well as to teach students to study the Bible on their own.