Awaken Youth junior high ministry is for students grades 6 through 8. We meet every Sunday 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 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 with you to any of our campuses and you can check them in before service. Our hi team members will greet you at the front doors and can direct you to our Jr High room. Come check it out 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 adult church (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. Their heart is to connect with your kid to point them to God and help guide them through these crucial years. A key to that is building a relationship with you as a parent so 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 will be emailed out and announced. Our High School Ministry meets once a month however those nights are only for high schoolers.
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 so that your teen will 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: After party 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, 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.