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Middle School

(grades 6-8)

Middle school can be confusing.
Almost everything about life is changing.

If you are in 6th-8th grades Middle School Ministries at Second offers a bunch of opportunities for you to find a safe place to fit in, to be yourself, and to grow in faith throughout the year.

Get Ready, Get Set, Here We Go!
Sunday, August 20, 9:30 a.m. - Sunday morning for middle and high school students begins. We hope to see everyone. Fun. Donuts. Friends. Games. Activities. Great Conversations. EVERYONE WELCOME!
Sunday, August 20, 5:00 p.m. - Middle school fun night. Games, food, and time to hang out together. Bring a friend.
Sunday, August 27, 12:15 p.m. - Youth Ministry Open House - Discover youth ministries and what's going on for middle school, Niners, high school, Footsteps of Faith. Plus, take advantage of a SUPER EARLYBIRD discount for the fall retreat.

Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 p.m. - Wednesday nights at Second starts for the fall. Middle school small groups, Niners (confirmation experience), high school bible study, and Niners leadership team. There is something for everyone. It begins with pizza!
Sunday, September 10, 11:00 a.m. - Footsteps of Faith for our high school seniors begins. Applications are available now. Click on the Footsteps banner on the right.
All of the above will take place in the Youth Suite on the second floor just off of the main stairwell. We look forward to another great year together.

Youth Ministries At A Glance - Click here for a schedule of ministries and events.

Middle School Service Trip - June 26-30 - Lafayette, IN 
What an amazing journey it was! Check out the blog to see what they were up to on their summer adventure. Click
here.  

​​​​​CONFIRMATION SUNDAY - May 14
We had a wonderful evening together on Wednesday, May 10. The Niners met with the Session and were received into membership of the church. You can watch the video of the evening here
Sunday, May 14 was Confirmation Sunday. We will confirmed our Niners at the 9:30 service where they made their public declaration of faith together.
CONGRATULATIONS NINERS! 

SUNDAYS - August through May
Join the Sunday morning adventure - beginning again on August 6! Plan on joining us for breakfast food, fun, and faith conversations every Sunday at 9:00 in the Youth Suite. The middle school students meet on the west side of the Youth Suite; high school students meet on the east side. Also, watch for special events every six weeks or so on Sunday evenings. More info can be found here as those events get closer.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS - September through May
Join us again on September 6 and Every Wednesday through May
Middle school students meet for Quest. We take a look at a recent film, talk about the themes, and how our faith impacts the way in which we see the world. Join in for pizza, fun, friends, and faith conversation from 6:30 -8:00.

Weekly Schedule/Upcoming Events
for Middle School youth

Weekly Schedule
for Middle School Youth

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNINGS

Youth Ministries At A Glance - Click here for a schedule of ministries and events.

a.m. live
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Fall schedule started again August 6

This isn’t simply church school. Eat some donuts, hang out with friends, play foosball, air hockey, pool, hoops, and dig deep into this thing we call faith. This Scripture-based discussion helps you experience the Biblical books of history, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, the gospels, and the letters, as well as many faith challenges on your level. Each grade level group is led by dedicated adult mentors.



MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY NIGHTS
We will meet every six weeks for a time of fun and fellowship Sunday nights at 5:30pm.

Our Calendar:

  • August 6 - Sunday morning programming begins
  • August 20 - Middle School Back to School Event - 5:00-7:00 p.m. Fun, games, pizza, and friends
  • September 6 - Youth Wednesday night programming begins.
  • October 8 - Bonfire and Hayride - 6:00-8:00 p.m. Spencer Farms in Noblesville
  • November 4-5 - Youth Fall Retreat 
  • December 6 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • December 13&14 - Christmas Benevolence Food Shopping Night. 
  • December 17 - Dave & Busters fun night.
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols.
  • Presidents' Day Weekend 2018 - Great Wolf Lodge Trip
  • April 2018 - Bowling at Woodland Bowl - 5:30-7:30 - Bring $10 for shoes and bowling.
  • May 2018 - End of year bash
  • Late June 2018 - Summer Service Trip
 


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Wednesday nights at Second begin Wednesday, September 6, 2018, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for fun, music, pizza, friends, and great faith conversations. 

Quest
6:30-8:00 p.m. (begins September 5 and runs through May 16)

Take a Quest into faith on Wednesday. Come for pizza, time to goof around, play and sing music, and an interactive small group Bible study based around current movie and television clips and how they relate to faith. This small group time gives you a chance to really be heard.

Please click the button below to help pay for pizza.
$45 for the semester and $80 for the year.
Your payment helps defray the cost.

Pizza Payment


Youth Ministry 
Vision and Objectives

Youth Ministry
Vision and Objectives

Vision:

Youth Ministries at Second Presbyterian Church seeks to provide middle and high school students (grades 6-12) with a welcoming, safe and encouraging community, which encourages faith discovery, spiritual growth, dedication to Jesus Christ, and full engagement in the corporate life of Second Presbyterian Church. Youth Ministries at Second is a space where middle and high school students gather not to witness an event but to be a part of something bigger than themselves.

Objectives:

We believe this can best be accomplished through the integration of all youth into the broader life of the church by their full participation in:

  • worship;
  • service opportunities and trips;
  • development of community initiatives;
  • all Christian education offerings;
  • church-wide stewardship efforts; and
  • the church's institutional structure (ministry teams, committees, board of deacons, etc.)

To view our entire integrative youth ministry philosophy, click here.


Niners
A Confirmation Experience - The next step in your journey of faith

Niners
A Confirmation Experience

Niners is a nine-month confirmation experience for high school freshmen (or other high school students who have not yet gone through confirmation, joined the church, or are transferring their membership).

If you are interested in confirmation at Second, please fill out this form.

This is a time full of things to be excited about and to freak out about if we are being honest -- a new school; a busier schedule; new friends; important decisions; new questions.

 

Some things will probably be tougher to handle than others. Some decisions will be more difficult to make. Some questions will be harder to answer. Some stuff you may want to avoid all together.

 

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a place where you could be honest with people who are your age about all of this? Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a place you could go where you, your concerns, and your questions were taken seriously? Wouldn’t it be good to find a spot you could go and completely be you?

 

We believe that Niners is such a place.

  • Niners is a place where you can meet and get to know some amazing people you may never have the opportunity to get to know otherwise.
  • Niners provides an opportunity to interact with your questions and uncertainties about life and faith honestly.
  • Niners is an experience.
  • Niners is a journey of faith.
  • Niners is a confirmation experience.

 

Confirmation is another step in your journey of faith. You are not expected to have it all figured out! As a matter of fact, you are expected to have questions - lots of them. And all of your questions are welcome and can be explored openly with honesty and integrity here.

Each Niner will be in a small group facilitated by an adult guide, as well as several of our peer mentors (upperclassmen). These groups are a ton of fun and a safe place to discover together and support one another along this journey of faith.

Niners meets almost every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00 p.m., September through May. Pizza will be available each week. Wednesday nights are our main time for Niners. It is important that you are there as much as possible.

 

It doesn’t matter why you come, we just want you to be there. It has the potential to be something unforgettable and wonderful. But it cannot be all it could be without you.

 

I am excited about this year, and want to invite you personally to be a part of this amazing experience. Give Niners a chance; take the risk. It will be more than worth it. I really hope to see you when we start things back up for the fall on Sunday, August 6, at 9:30 a.m. In addition, on August 27, we will have a time for you and your parents to learn about Youth Ministries at Second. We will spend some time focused solely on Niners. The Youth Ministry Team will be there to answer your questions and welcome you.

Niners officially begins on Wednesday, September 6 in the Youth Suite at 6:30 p.m.

Brian Shivers

 


Youth Leadership
Interested in joining the team?

Youth Leadership

This is student leadership at its best. This is an amazing opportunity to give of yourself and your faith as well as to work with an amazing team of peers and adults. It is our hope that every student will find a way to become engaged in the corporate life of Second Presbyterian Church by serving on a ministry team or committee.

The leadership teams have an open application process throughout the entire year. If you are over 18 you will need to fill out a background check form. These are also available online. We will contact you with the link.

Applications are available by clicking here. [NEED FORM]

We would love for you to be a part of one of the ministry teams or committees at Second.


High School
9th through 12th Grade

High School

(9th - 12th grade)

High school can be tough.
Second is a place where you can... spend time with friends, meet new people, ask hard questions, explore faith, discover, give of yourself, and just be.

Get Ready, Get Set, Here We Go!
Sunday, August 20, 9:30 a.m. - Sunday morning for middle and high school students begins. We hope to see everyone. Fun. Donuts. Friends. Games. Activities. Great Conversations. EVERYONE WELCOME!
Sunday, August 27, 12:15 p.m. - Youth Ministry Open House - Discover youth ministries and what's going on for middle school, Niners, high school, Footsteps of Faith. Plus, take advantage of a SUPER EARLYBIRD discount for the fall retreat. W
ednesday, September 6, 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday nights at Second starts for the fall. Middle school small groups, Niners (confirmation experience), high school bible study, and Niners leadership team. There is something for everyone. It begins with pizza! Register by clicking on the Niners banner to the right.

Sunday, September 10, 11:00 a.m. - Footsteps of Faith for our high school seniors begins. Applications are available now. Click on the Footsteps banner on the right.
All of the above will take place in the Youth Suite on the second floor just off of the main stairwell. We look forward to another great year together.

Youth Ministries At A Glance - Click here for a schedule of ministries and events.

High School Servie Trip - July 16-22 - Sandusky, OH 
What an amazing trip. Check out their adventures through the travel blog. Click 
here.

Footsteps of Faith 

Our recent high school graduates and their adult leaders begin a journey of faith on Friday, June 9. Please follow our blog as we write about our journey together. Click here for the blog. 


CONFIRMATION SUNDAY - May 14

We had a wonderful evening together on Wednesday, May 10. The Niners met with the Session and were received into membership of the church. You can watch the video of the evening here
Sunday, May 14 was Confirmation Sunday. We will confirmed our Niners at the 9:30 service where they made their public declaration of faith together.
CONGRATULATIONS NINERS! 

SUNDAYS - August through May
Plan on joining us beginning August 6 for breakfast food, fun, and faith conversations every Sunday at 9:30 in the Youth Suite. The middle school students meet on the west side of the Youth Suite; high school students meet on the east side. See you there!

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS - September through May
Every Wednesday evening beginning on September 6, Niners - a confirmation experience - and Bible studies for high school students - meet in the Youth Suite from 6:30-8:00. Join in for pizza, music, fun, friends, and faith conversation.

FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH and NINERS 
Footsteps of Faith - Find out more information about Footsteps by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
Niners (Confirmation) - Check out what is in store for our year by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.