Youth

PAC Youth creates environments where students can meet and follow Jesus.

Serve in Youth Ministry Weekly Programs

Pointing students toward Jesus is our passion and our priority. 


We're all about relationships. We believe that a life of faith is best lived in community with love, support and accountability—things every pre-teen and teen need to experience life to the fullest in Jesus.

PAC Youth is a place where students can encounter Jesus, interact with peers, be poured into by committed leaders, find their passion, and discover the joy that comes from living a life dedicated to Him. We know God has an amazing plan for each student who responds to His call. We believe every student matters when it comes to making an impact in their families, schools, communities and the world.

Frequently asked questions

 

 Ignite (6th–8th grade)
Thursdays | 6:45–8:30 pm | PAC Chapel

Ignite is our mid-week youth group for middle school students. It includes time for students to get to know each other; worship with a live band; teaching on topics relevant to kids today; and same-gender, small groups that allow for candid conversations and mentoring by caring leaders. Our goal is to see students become passionate, confident followers of Jesus who are equipped to make a difference in the world.

 Ignite Sunday (6th–8th grade)
Sundays | 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 am | PAC Chapel

On Sundays we help middle school students develop their faith skills. By the time students move to high school, we want them to be skilled in the basics of reading God’s Word, listening to and obeying the voice of the Holy Spirit, and sharing their faith with others.

 Impact (9th–12th grade)
Tuesdays | 7–9 pm | PAC Chapel

Impact is our mid-week youth group for high school students. It includes time for students to get to know each other; worship with a live band; teaching on topics relevant to teens today; and same-gender, small groups that allow for candid conversations and mentoring by caring leaders. We seek to help our students grow deeper in their relationships with each other, their leaders and, most importantly, Jesus.

 Mission Trips
Various destinations 

We help students see the world through God’s eyes. Exposing students to cultures and experiences different from their own helps them better understand the concepts of compassion, mercy, blessing and gratitude. We seek to instill the values of putting the needs of others first and showing genuine concern for those in need. We do this by intentionally pursuing opportunities to serve others. Students can engaging a three-year rotation plan for Missions involvement that includes an international trip, a U.S. trip, and a youth mission conference (LIFE) sponsored by our denomination.  

 Annual Retreats
Lake Champion | Glen Spey, New York

Students look forward to our Lake Champion retreats all year long. We find this time away is something really special. Gathering with other churches from our district allows us the awesome experience of hundreds of students worshiping God together. Teaching digs into topics relevant to teens today, and that’s paired with valuable small group conversations that allow students to hear their peers' perspectives. There's also a ropes course, zip lines, indoor climbing wall, indoor gym, volleyball, basketball and more.

Have a heart for students?

We'd love to hear your story and see how God can use you in the lives of students.

Opportunities to Serve

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm new to PAC Youth. Where do I go?

We’re always pumped to meet newcomers. Drop-off for most PAC Youth events is at the Cafe doors, located at the front entrance to the church. Our leaders do an awesome job of connecting with students, and newcomers can expect to be introduced to others their age. As a student, you’ll be noticed by us, but we promise not to make you feel uncomfortable.

How do I keep up with what's happening in PAC Youth?

Social media is the easiest way to stay connected and informed. You can find us on Instagram or Facebook. We regularly post updates about what’s coming up and share what God’s doing in the lives of our students.

Can parents come to Ignite or Impact?

At the beginning of each school year we host a "Parent's Night" for Middle School Ignite and High School Impact, our mid-week youth groups. This is an opportunity for parents to see what’s involved in a typical evening, ask questions, and meet small group leaders. If you can’t attend, the PAC Youth staff is always available to answer your questions.  

How do you handle sensitive, personal matters that might be shared in a small group?

Our small groups are designed to be a place where students can openly share what’s on their hearts. To foster that, what’s shared in a small group stays in the small group. However, if a student shares something that leads us to believe he or she is in danger or is a danger to someone else, further communication is required to resolve those issues.  

How can I be involved as a leader?

We love this question! If you'd like to get involved as a leader, find the volunteer opportunity you're interested in, submit your information, and we'll be in touch.

Still have questions? Email us or call 609.799.9000