Awaken Youth Junior High Ministry is for students Grades 6 - 8. We meet every Sunday and Wednesday at the service times below, and you are welcome to join adult services at any other time. Junior High Services are full of fun! They provide a place to build lasting friendships, relationships with mentors, and include time to meet God in a fresh, real and powerful way.
Awaken Junior High meets every Sunday & Wednesday at the following times.
We want you to know at Awaken Youth Junior High, our goal is to partner with parents to guide youth in their walk with God so they are full of faith, hope and love! We know junior highers should have a specific place for them in the house of God, and hope to see you and your junior highers on Sunday!
Where to go:
Bring your junior higher to church and meet one of our Hi Team members at the front doors. They can direct you to our Jr High room where you are able to check-in and meet the leaders that will be ministering to your kids!
What Happens in Service:
Once they check-in, we will head to adult service for praise and worship together at the front of the altar. Then Jr high will be released to the Jr High room to have a blast and hear a word from God tailored to Jr high ages. The topic preached to Jr high is the same topic in the adult service (again, tailored to their age) so you can have family conversations at home, knowing what was discussed in church. To end service, they meet in their connect groups with their connect leader where they can have deeper conversations and ministry as well as grow relationships with other youth their age and gender.
Every leader in our junior high ministry is background checked and screened. Safety is our highest priority. Our leaders want to connect, point them to God, and help guide your child through these crucial years in growing up. A key to that is building a relationship with you as a parent. We love meeting parents and working together!
Other Events and Meetings:
There are other events throughout the year for our junior highers, including the always popular “Lock-In”. Details for all events will be emailed out and announced. Our High School Ministry meets once a month, however, those nights are only for high schoolers.
Awaken Youth high school ministry is a passionate, city-impacting, youth ministry that brings transformation through Jesus Christ. We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Follow us on Instagram at @AwakenYouth.HS to find out when our next gathering is. See you there!
Awaken High School meets every Wednesday at the following times.
At Awaken Youth we believe that your teen has a God-given calling and destiny. We have a strong desire to bring that calling out and see your teen fulfill the God dream for their life. Awaken Youth is a place where your teen will be developed as a leader in their sphere of influence. We want to partner with you and set your teen up to flourish in everything they put their hand to.
What happens at an Awaken Youth service?
6:30-7:30pm: Pre-party that includes entertainment, music, snacks, and mingling, with the purpose to connect every teenager with a leader and a new friend.
7:30-9:00pm: Service that includes praise and worship, games, an inspiring preach, and ministry time/opportunity to pray for anyone who needs prayer.
9:00-10:00pm: Afterparty with different games, dancing, connecting, DJ, and fun.
Every youth leader over 18 years old is background checked and screened, and we have an average ratio of 1 leader to every 5-8 youth. We also hire an off duty officer (ODO) to supplement our security team. Your child’s safety is our highest priority.
Our leaders are not babysitters, parents, or professionals, but are commissioned to love and lead our youth. We view them more as coaches, exemplifying what it looks like to live a life after God and how to make wise choices.
Why does Awaken Youth play edited secular music?
We play music that everyone can relate to. We DO NOT play any music that is explicit or has any swearing. However, when we stay relevant to the music, we have found it easier to reach unsaved people. To some, the church is a new and uncomfortable place to be. When we play music that they are familiar with, they feel more at ease and more willing to be a part of our services.
Can I, as a parent, come to Awaken Youth?
If you’re curious about what we do, we’d love to have you come to check it out. However, as part of our security procedures, we ask that a security team member accompany you throughout the night.
WHEN IS IT?
Sunday, JUNE 26TH
Friday, JULY 1ST
$519 – $570/person
We know this year, more than ever before, our high schoolers need to: 😎 HAVE FUN! 👥 Be around their friends 🙌🏼 Encounter the living God
That’s why we’re hosting SUMMER CAMP 2022! This year we are partnering again with Dream City Church and their youth.
• Registration includes: 🚗 Transportation 🍽 Some meals 🏕 Cabin accommodations
• Age for camp is going into 9th Grade and Graduating 12th Grade.
• Registration is nonrefundable.
❤️ SPONSOR A YOUTH:
We don’t want any teenager to miss out on this amazing opportunity to tap into community and God due to a financial situation. Scroll down on the registration page to sponsor a teen today!
Is their cell phone service while at summer camp? Yes, however we ask students to leave their phones in their cabins throughout the day so they can be present during competitions, meals, free time and services. Students can get into their cabins through out the day if they need to access their phone.
Can my graduating 8th grader go to HS Summer Camp? Yes
Can my graduating senior go to HS Summer Camp? Yes… One. Last. Time.
Are two piece swim suits allowed? Yes, but no thong bikini bottoms, or really cheeky bottoms. When in doubt, ask your high school connect leader.
Can guys wear speedos? No, sorry! Please leave the speedos at home for the San Diego beaches.
Are parents allowed to come? Yes, if they want to volunteer to be a part of the “kitchen crew” where they will meal prep, serve and clean up the dining hall all week. This role is volunteer and all week long. Every kitchen crew volunteer is background checked and they room in separate cabins from the youth team and high school students.
Can Junior Highers come? Not unless they are graduating 8th grade in the Spring of 2022.
Is Awaken Youth Conference (July 14-16) included in my registration? Only if you purchased “the party pack” rego option.
What type of vehicle will my student take to get to Williams, AZ? Deluxe Chartered busses
Will any other churches be joining Awaken Youth at Camp? Yes! Dream City Church from Phoenix, AZ will be bringing 250 teenagers to join us.
How is the lodging set up? Students sleep in cabins with their connect leaders and other students from their campus. One side of the camp has girl cabins and the other side is boy cabins. *Awaken teens will not room with Dream City teens.*
Each student gets placed on a Colored Team, what does this mean? Every student will be placed on team (blue, green, pink or red) for the week; this is ONLY for competitions. Rooming is different than their assigned colored team. They can sit with whomever they want for meals and on the bus. Their assigned colored team is ONLY for games.
Can I request to have a friend or guest I’ve invited to be on my team? Yes! When you register you can request a fellow student to be placed on your team for competitions.
Who can I sit next to on the bus? Whoever you want.
What do I need to pack for camp? Deodorant and everything else is listed on the camp recommended packing list.
What is the student to leader ratio? Seven students to One leader