The Youth Ministry at Midtown is all about seeing gospel transformation happen in the lives of our students. We believe that God’s transforming work comes through Jesus Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God and our participation in community.
The Midtown Youth team is focused on helping students mature in their faith through understanding and living out of their identity as disciples of Jesus. As Matthew 4:19 explains, a disciple is someone who is…
- following Jesus
- being changed by Jesus
- on mission with Jesus
WHO WE ARE
The Youth Ministry at Midtown is comprised of middle and high school students, grades 6-12, from each Midtown congregation. It’s one of the ways we are united as one church body with multiple congregations. Students from many different schools in and around Nashville are a part of the group. We also welcome students who do not have a youth group at the church their family attends.
The Youth Ministry is blessed with a phenomenal team of volunteer leaders from a mix of Midtown congregations. The team is committed to gospel transformation in their own lives and in the lives of students. God has placed a call on the hearts of these leaders to serve Him by being in relationship with and discipling students. The leaders consider it a joy and an honor to be a part of the lives of our students and their families.
WHAT WE DO
Youth Group – On Sundays from 4:30-6:30pm both middle and high school students gather at Midtown Granny White. During the first hour of the evening, students get to know each other as they hang out, play games or worship together. The second half of the evening is spent in discipleship groups (i.e. small groups) split up by grade and gender. In these groups, volunteer leaders facilitate student engagement in a passage from the Bible and discussion with each other about how it plays out in their lives.
One-to-One Discipleship – Sunday night discipleship groups provide a springboard for small group leaders to disciple students in a one-to-one setting outside of group. Volunteers will build relationships with students and parents that allow them to speak into student’s lives for gospel transformation and spiritual maturity.
Leader Team Small Group – Youth staff and the volunteer team meet in leaders’ homes every Wednesday night for small group. This time allows leaders to build community amongst each other, see gospel transformation in their own lives, and receive training to disciple students in small group and one-to-one settings. This investment helps equip leaders to better serve and love their students.
Camps/Retreats/Mission Trips – Each year the Youth team puts on camps and retreats for both middle and high school students. These trips allow students and volunteers to build relationships, have fun, serve in their community and grow together.
Winter Adventure (Middle School Winter Retreat) – On January 25-26, 2020, our middle school students and leaders will take part in our first annual Winter Adventure, an overnight retreat at a location to be announced soon! We can’t wait to play, fellowship, worship and spend time opening God’s Word in our small groups over this weekend trip. Drop-off will be on Saturday morning at Midtown Granny White and pickup will be Sunday afternoon at 6:30pm from Granny White as well. Sign up information will be released in the coming weeks!
Refuge (High School Spring Retreat) – On April 24-26, 2020, our high school students and leaders are invited to attend our first annual Refuge, a weekend retreat at a location to be announced soon! We will spend time resting, playing, worshipping, enjoying the outdoors and learning more about discipleship, leadership and the Gospel. We hope your high school student will join us and invite a friend! We will depart from Midtown Granny White on Friday after school and arrive back in town on Sunday afternoon. Sign up information will be released at the start of the New Year!
Camp Nashville (Middle School Summer Camp) – Camp Nashville is an overnight, five-day camp hosted at Midtown Granny White. It will be a mix of service, small groups, teaching and fun. Rising sixth graders through rising eighth graders are invited to participate as campers, and high school students are invited to serve in many different capacities throughout the week.