teenEPIC youth ministry offers 2 regular, high-caliber times when we meet each week. Our meeting times are relevant, hard-hitting and based in The Word. They are times to connect with other Christian teens who are facing many of the same issues and struggles that every teen faces. By coming together, we offer encouragement and an opportunity to plug into the only source that can give us strength to pursue holy living – Jesus Christ and His Word.
Youth Group – EPICenter
At the core of teenEPIC youth ministry at Lafayette is our Wednesday night gatherings. Wednesday nights are a unique time of worshipping, sharing, connecting and learning.
Not a typical Bible class, this year we are looking into The Story. All of the Bible is connected – it is not just a compilation of random stories but a narrative of The Creator of the Universe and His desire to connect with His people – to connect with YOU! We use a variety of avenues to connect with different types of learning styles.
Middle School – Staci & Kent Noyes – Middle School Room
Active Bible Studies – A variety of topical studies designed to pique interest in overall Bible learning.
For both HS classes we are encouraging students to get the book and read along with the class. We are asking for a $10 donation to help cover the cost of the book (they are actually more than $10). If you would like a book and cannot donate, that is fine – we just want you reading it – if you will. There are a few copies available now, please see Mike for a copy of the book. If we run out, we can have one within 2 days.
High School Girls – Whitney deSambourg – EPICenter
“Lies Young Women Believe” – based on a book by the same title. 25 of the most commonly believed lies by this generation. Real-life accounts from other young women, along with honest stories about how they’ve overcome lies they believed themselves. “[The authors] get down in the trenches of the battle with you. Best of all, they’ll show you how to be set free by the Truth.”
High School Guys – Mike Brown & David deSambourg –
Church Office (We’re too big – New location coming this Sunday – meet in the front of the Worship Center after our worship time together)
“Every Young Man’s Battle” – Steve Arterburn and Fred Stoeker, the authors of the hard-hitting best-seller “Every Man’s Battle”, now focus on the temptations young single Christian men like you face every day–and they offer workable, biblical strategies for achieving sexual purity. This is a hard-hitting, tough talk class that will not pull any punches. We will begin by discussing how satan wishes to isolate us and will continue into topics that you never thought you would discuss in church!