REFUGE High School Youth Group
REFUGE High School Youth Group (Grades 9-12)
Meets Wednesdays (September - May), 7pm - 9pm at Grace Church
Grace Church has experienced many years of thriving youth ministry through our REFUGE group and we are excited to see the different ways this program continues to grow and develop.
We strongly believe in the importance of caring for and investing in the lives of the students who walk through our doors. This means, we make every effort to help students grow in their understanding of Jesus, in making wise choices when facing difficult circumstances and in being a good friend. We strongly believe students should have a safe, comfortable and fun place to explore a faith in Jesus - whether that means they’re encountering Jesus for the first time or strengthening an existing faith.
How do we do this? In several ways.
We have fun.
We play games. We laugh. And we make some pretty great memories while doing so.
We teach the Bible.
We believe the greatest resource available to us is the truth found in the Bible. We encourage students to learn how to use this resource and apply it to their everyday lives through a weekly Bible teaching and small groups.
We have small groups.
Small groups are a great way to respond to the night’s Bible teaching, to get tough questions answered, to wrestle with the difficulties of life, to find some encouragement and simply to learn how to be a good friend -- all while dialoging with an adult leader and student peers.
We have a trustworthy leadership team.
Andy Sons currently serves as the Grace Church Youth Director. He, along with a team of adult volunteer leaders, are passionate about ensuring your student is safe and has a space to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith. Every adult leader goes through a background screening process. We also strive to keep parents as involved as possible. Parents are always welcome to join a Wednesday or Thursday evening for a better understanding of how we operate.
Sound interesting? Please contact Andy Sons at AndySons@gracechurchlansing.org or by calling 708-474-0180.
REFUGE SUMMER SCHEDULE 2019
Please join us Sunday Mornings at 10:00am for church service!
Sunday, June 9th - Big Bike Ride
Bike ride through the Lansing woods bike trail into Glenwood. We will be having lunch at Grace Church at approximately 11:30am following service, and then leaving for the bike ride shortly after. Bring your own bike. We will return at approximately 3:30pm.
Sunday, July 14th - Hangout At Andy’s House
An afternoon of fun and games at Refuge Leader Andy’s house. Our time will Include swimming, volleyball, food, and more! Transportation to and from Andy’s house will be provided by Grace Church. We will depart for Andy’s house from Grace Church shortly after service concludes at 11:30am, and return to the church at approximately 2:00pm.
Sunday, August 4th - Movie Night
A screening of the timelessly hilarious Napoleon Dynamite at Grace Church. Snacks provided. Feel free to bring a blanket/pillow if you’d like to lay on the floor. 6pm to 8pm.
Sunday, September 8th - Rock/Refuge Kick Off
Another afternoon at Andy’s house to celebrate the beginning of both the school year, and the Rock/Refuge year. Transportation to and from Andy’s house will be provided by Grace Church. We will depart for Andy’s house from Grace Church shortly after service concludes at 11:30am, and return to the church at approximately 2:00pm.
Monday September, 9th - First Night Of ROCK!
The first proper Rock meeting of the year. Mondays, 7pm to 8:30pm at Grace Church. Welcome back!
* This schedule is subject to change depending on weather and other factors. Please check the Grace Church website or call the church offices prior to events to confirm dates and times.
Please contact Andy Sons at the Grace Church offices at: (708) 474-0180