Youth activities at Berean
AWANA is a youth program
that meets weekly throughout the school year. Each night is
typically broken up into three segments; game time, handbook
time and teaching time. AWANA games are often played around
the "AWANA Circle" and are a fun competitive time
between teams. Handbook time is where clubbers meet with their
leaders to complete their book work and memorize Bible verses.
Large group time typically involves a brief message
(missionary story, Bible story, object lesson, etc.), music,
special guests, candy, etc. We send the kids home tired but
Different age groups are
broken up into different 'clubs'.
Cubbies: Ages 3-4 and
entering Kindergarten in the next two years (limited to
children of leaders).
through second grade.
T&T (Truth and Training):
third through sixth grade boys and girls meeting
The above clubs meet weekly on
Wednesdays at Berean throughout the school year from 6-8pm.
We also have a lively
junior high program, Trek, for seventh and eighth graders as
well as a high school program, Journey, for ninth through
twelfth graders. These two groups meet on Tuesdays throughout
the school year from 6:30-8:30pm at Berean.
Throughout the year we
hold Winter retreats and Summer camps. We go on short-term
missions trips, encourage our youth to get involved in serving
at Church (we have a number of opportunities) and have special
activity nights which can range from lock-ins to broom hockey
to scavenger hunts to 'drive-in' movies outside and much more.
We have a serious side too. Among other things we conduct a
food drive during Halloween, collect shoe boxes for Operation
Christmas Child, hold fundraiser's for missionaries,
occasionally help at the Union Gospel Mission and always honor
our graduating high school seniors. We also have great Sunday
school classes for all our kids. We're serious about
ministering to youth and seek to make this an attractive, fun
and meaningful place that kids are proud to bring their
For more information on
youth ministry at Berean, please contact Pastor Mike at