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SUBSTANCE YOUTH

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How you can be involved with Substance Youth

Join us for Sunday Service

We believe that the local church is the hope of the world and that everyone can have a part in it. Students are not seen as separate and are welcomed into the same experiences that we have for every person. In our Sunday Services Pastor Peter Haas, the Substance Teaching team, and guest speakers tackle topics ranging from basic discipleship to hot button topics like sexuality with a lense of communicating that every age will be able to learn from. If you would like, we sit together as students at every campus, look for “Substance Youth” signs and a leader will help introduce you to the crew!

Come visit one of our amazing campuses!

Join a Substance Youth Small Group

The heartbeat of Substance Youth is 4-7 friends. We create small groups with the intention of providing a place where students can find close Christian friends that will encourage them. We have two basic types of groups, Connect Groups and Small Groups. A Connect Group is based around that Sunday's message with a focus on leading students to love Sunday morning church and find friends to grow in their faith with. Whereas a Small Group can be focused on any topic or activity that is approved by Substance Youth Staff. Our hope is that as we offer both Connect Groups and Small Groups we are able meet the specific needs of students and families.

What about 6th Grade?

We love our 6th graders! To help with the transition from Substance Kids to Substance Youth every Wednesday we have the 6th Grade Experience. This is a space for 6th grade only to help build a solid foundation that will be built upon when they move into 7th grade and join a Youth Connect Group. Starting in the fall, 6th Grade Experience will be participating in curriculum from  Youth Alpha and the Feed curriculum from OneHope. If your student will be entering 6th grade in the fall of 2021 they are welcome to join 6th Grade Experience now!

Start Serving!

We believe that ownership in a ministry is one of the key factors in whether or not a person is satisfied in church! We love it when students find a passion point of serving within the local church. Students can serve at any of our campuses and within any ministry team! For more information and to sign up for a team, click below!

FAQ's

Youth Connect Groups are co-ed groups that meet every week. These groups meet at one of our campuses to have a guided conversation centered around the previous Sunday morning message led by trained adult Youth leaders and break into small groups for prayer. When the Connect Group breaks into prayer small groups they are arranged by gender. Students have options on what group they would like to be involved in. Click the link above to find the options for Youth Connect Groups this trimester. 

We have two basic types of groups, Connect Groups and Small Groups. A Connect Group is based around that Sunday's message with a focus on leading students to love Sunday morning church and find friends to grow in their faith with. Whereas a Small Group can be focused on any topic or activity that is approved by Substance Youth Staff. Our hope is that as we offer both Connect Groups and Small Groups we are able meet the specific needs of students and families. 

A typical trimester is 15-16 weeks. After each trimester Youth Connect Groups and Small Groups will take a 2 week break. There will always be consistent Connect Groups for students to join, however at the beginning of each trimester there will be new Small Groups offered. 

All of our Connect Groups and Small Groups are listed in our online Guide under the category “Youth”. There you will find the names and emails for the Youth leaders, a quick description of the group, and the times and locations of where a group will meet. 

We love our 6th graders! To help with the transition from Substance Kids to Substance Youth every Wednesday we have the 6th Grade Experience. This is a space for 6th grade only to help build a solid foundation that will be built upon when they move into 7th grade and join a Youth Connect Group. Starting in the fall, 6th Grade Experience will be participating in curriculum from  Youth Alpha and the Feed curriculum from OneHope. If your student will be entering 6th grade in the fall of 2021 they are welcomed to join 6th Grade Experience now! All the information can be found HERE

We have many ways for people to be a part of the Substance Youth Team! From being in one of our small groups, helping out at events, to serving with students on Sundays, and more. If you would like more information on how to be involved you can email youth@substancechurch.com or fill out our application HERE

If you have any questions, email youth@substancechurch.com.

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