Youth Ministry

We seek to train youth to be devoted followers of Christ by teaching them to KNOW the gospel through God's Word, involving them in teams to GROW with other youth and adults, and equipping them to GO into the world to proclaim Christ's love.

 

Activities

Sunday Mornings

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Youth (grades 6-12) gather for a fun kickoff event we call "The Morning Show", followed by separate, dedicated teaching for high school and junior high students over how to properly understand and apply the Bible and Christian theology.

Wednesday Nights

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Youth (grades 6-12) come together for worship, games, and fellowship before breaking into small discussion groups (Discipleship Groups, or D Groups), centered around biblical conversations and Christ-centered relationships of support.

Events

Youth are invited to additional monthly events the provide unique opportunities for adventure, fellowship, service, training, and evangelism. This includes our three main overnight events that we host each year: summer camp, Fall Retreat, and our spring in-town retreat focused on either team building (CRASH) or evangelistic service (RISE).

Communication

Youth Ministry Email List

This is the primary method of communication about youth events and other information. Each week we send out our To-Go Box email, providing details about weekly activities and upcoming events. Other emails give specific updates for families to stay informed.

Sign up for the Youth Ministry Email List!

Remind Texts

This crucial communication method provides up-to-the-minute reminders about youth activities and events. Final details or a change in plans will show up here. It's also a great way to get in touch with the Youth Director.

Text "@LRSM" to the number 81010 on your cell phone to sign up.

Lake Ridge Youth Facebook Group

The Youth Ministry manages a private Facebook page for parents and students to receive additional updates about events, interact with one another, and post pictures from our activities.

Contact Kyle Wisdom for details on how to get connected through Facebook.

Lake Ridge Emails

Our Youth Ministry is just one of the awesome areas to get involved in at Lake Ridge. Each Friday afternoon, our church office sends out the Lake Ridge Life email detailing all the upcoming events for the coming weekend and week, including youth activities. Other important information is sent out as needed during the week. This is the one-stop shop for all our Lake Ridge information.

Sign up for our Lake Ridge emails.

Resources 

For Students

Check out the Lake Ridge Youth YouTube Channel for the most hilarious videos from both Kyle and the creative minds of our students! There are plenty of funny, insightful videos to explore -- and all are Lake Ridge originals!

Youth can check out Kyle's teaching blog specifically designed to complement the lessons taught on Wednesday nights and sometimes covering other interesting topics. Missed a week or need a refresher on a past study? Find it there!

What's Fervr? It's a Christian website dedicated to providing youth with articles on topics that impact them directly. Included in the site is a way to ask questions about Christianity directly and have the site respond publicly! Cool, right?

Looking for a website that hosts cool animated videos, lessons, podcasts, and studies created for free by some talented theologians and artists? The Bible Project has videos on everything from Bible book overviews to word studies to Bible study methods.

Called "the Netflix of Bible studies", RightNow Media is a huge library of videos for the whole family, available to stream on any device. The Lake Ridge congregation has free access to this excellent resource for at-home Bible study and family devotionals. Have your parent contact the church office for access.

for Parents

A wealth of resources is available through Center for Parent/Youth Understanding to help parents understand and reach their adolescents in an ever-changing world. Sign up for their free weekly youth culture email update.

Lots of free resources and articles are available at The Source for Parents, a Christian website dedicated to providing resources to parents on raising and discipling their kids.

Help strengthen your God-honoring family with HomeWord, a website with numerous resources on marriage, parenting, youth culture, devotionals, and other topics.

Get the information you need to make informed content decisions about movies, TV shows, music, and video games for your children with Common Sense Media. They also offer guidance and research on other teen topics to equip parents. Common Sense Media is a secular organization.

Families of Lake Ridge have FREE access to RightNow Media, "the Netflix of Bible studies". This is an excellent resource for at-home Bible studies and family devotionals, available for streaming on any device. Contact the church office for more information!

Families can check out Kyle's teaching blog specifically designed to complement the lessons taught on Wednesday nights and sometimes covering other interesting topics. Missed a week or need a refresher on a past study? Find it there!

Upcoming Events

Sun 11/29/20

Youth: Advent Sundays

Sunday, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Students stay all together for a four week Christmas study focusing on the study "Echoes of an...

Wed 12/2/20

Youth: D-Groups "Following Faith"

Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday Nights are centered around small study discussion groups we call "Discipleship Groups"...

Wed 12/16/20

Youth: Christmas Party

Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Our annual celebration marking the end of another semester and the birth of our Savior!

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