Students are vital participants in the life and ministry of Gary Church. Whether it is through Sunday morning education opportunities, Wednesday evening fellowship, or mission and outreach projects, Gary Youth strives to be a place where students can be real, challenge one another, and grow in faith.
Sunday School Classes
Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. on the upper level for a time to grow in faith and friendships: Grades 6-7 in the Heritage Room, Confirmation (Grade 8) in the Jr. High Room, and Grades 9-12 in the Senior High Room.
Midweek with Gary Youth
This is our weekly meeting on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. designed to get students deeper into discipleship and fellowship with one another. Middle school and high school students meet separately, but all are using the Deep Discipleship curriculum. We are excited to be able to partner with parents by sharing monthly newsletters so you can continue discussions at home. Please note: Midweek does not meet the last Wednesday of the month.
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Middle School MIX Camp
July 30-August 2, $350/student
What is MIX? MIX is a 4 day summer event of awesomeness designed specifically for your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. And this year, we’ll be heading to Lake Williamson Christian Center in Carlinville, IL to join in! If your student experienced SuperStart! weekend as a 4th/5th grader, they’ll recognize MIX as the same kind of event, only amped up and even longer for them!
Register your student! To register, complete a Gary Youth permission slip (if you have not done so already), CIY Medical and Liability Release Form, and submit your $350 payment (in installations, if necessary) by June 30.
This summer, high school students will be traveling Nashville, TN to partner in ministry with SLAM (Students Living A Mission) Ministries in Nashville, TN. Although most of us may be familiar with a city known for it’s music and food scene, Nashville is known to some as the new “Ellis Island”, with more immigrants and refugees per capita than any other U.S. city. Students will be challenged to expand their conceptions about the city, and have the opportunity to partner with and learn from a ministry that has been working in the underserved neighborhoods of Nashville for years. We are excited to be a small part of what SLAM Ministries is up to in Nashville!
All graduating eighth graders and high school students are invited to join us on our summer mission trip. The cost for the trip is $325 if registered by March 18 or $350 by the registration deadline of April 29. We will offer a $50 sibling discount for additional registrations. To register, submit the form below along with a $50 deposit and a copy of the student’s medical insurance information, which can be turned in to the Church Office.