Plowshares Youth connects youth 6th grade through 12th grade to gather for community, learning, and fun together.
We do this in three ways:
Monthly Activities: Each month the youth will gather for an activity and a time of learning together. We use the Alpha Youth curriculum each time we gather for our lesson and discussion! We also have special events like our Fall Kickoff, our Christmas party, End of School, and our various summer activities!
Quarterly Service Activities: Each quarter the youth will have a chance to actively serve our community in some way through an outreach activity in addition to their monthly gathering. This includes our summer missions trips; in 2019, we sent a group of 8 to Chattanooga, TN with Youthworks and in 2018, we spent two days in Lexington working with 4 different nonprofits around the city. We emphasize that Christ is already at work in the world and we have the opportunity to join His mission no matter where we are! Dt. 31:8 “It is the Lord who goes before you.”
Weekly: In our Home Churches and the weekly Gathering, we welcome all ages to attend and participate. We especially encourage our Home Church Shepherds to find ways to utilize the emerging gifts of our young people in active roles within the service including Scripture