Youth activities at the Church building are temporarily postponed.
Youth do meet each Wednesday, at 6pm, via Zoom Video!

PARHAM ROAD YOUTH

Anchorage     ăng′kər-ige   (ang kerridge)
Commonly a noun: the condition of being anchored; while not  directionally controlled, the anchored object has free movement inside a well-defined area, realm, or distance.  While free movement occurs inside of the Anchorage area, defined boundaries halt movement across the  boundary.  From any direction, you have free movement back to the Anchorage's center point. 

 

Do kids have dynamic Anchorage? 

What would you think about after conversing with a highly focused, self-aware, & self-confident 18-year old—or 13-year old—or a 16-year old?

a. So typical     b. How unusual     c. That’s surreal!

I believe that most would pick “c.”  But why?  In 21st century America, kids don’t grow up learning household or farming tasks which frame a work ethic. They rarely begin their day with prayer or biblical persuasions—which develop an understanding of Morality and Ethical behaviors--which leads to strong character formation.

As a whole, American teens don't have peers with sound, strong, and forward-looking life objectives.  Today's youth are self-focused and make short-sighted decisions.  Far too many move and think with peer pressure alone.  When's the last time you heard sound and insightful advice from a 16 year-old? 

Peers are part of life, and necessarily a major influence across teen groups.  But, the vast majority provide no anchorage through their influences.  At worst, they can lead one another into dangerous waters.

At Parham Road, my primary goal is to build, over time, a dynamic and strong anchorage point for our youth.   That anchorage point is based on The Way, The Truth, & The Life.  Everything we do; everything I teach; and, everything we offer is designed to develop highly-focused kids with intrinsically-defined boundaries.  With Jesus as the anchor, and biblically-based boundaries, our kids are learning how to live life to the fullest without damaging consequences. . . 

 

     - Rev. John Gillam, Youth Minister

Youth Meetings

Wednesday Nights   6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • A variety of activities and studies
  • Current Series is based on the book of Jonah

 

Sunday Mornings   8:45am - 9:45am

 

   Grades 6-8 (Middle-School Age)

  • Bible-in-Life: Lessons for Today.  Faith for a Lifetime (series by David C. Cook)

  • Led by Sharon Williams & Becky Newcomb

   Grades 9-12 (High-School Age)

  • Sticky Faith (series by Dr. Kara E. Powell & and Brad M. Griffin)

  • Led by Kenneth & Angela Miller

Upcoming Youth Events

(TBD)
Final Fundraising Car-wash for FUGE Camp
(TBD)
Swaders Sports Park
(TBD)
Graduation Sunday
(TDB)
Youth Sunday
(TBD)
Kings Pin Bowling
  • $2.00 per game + shoes $2.00
  • $6.00 all you can bowl (two hours)
  • $2.00 off pizza with purchase
Cancelled for 2020
FUGE Camp: Mfuge
Camp Charleston, SC Campus
(TBD)
Slip 'n Slide Kickball
 
August 7 (Friday)
Movie Night
  • "I can only Imagine"
  • Snacks, Food, and & Beverages Provided
September 11 (Friday)
DNow Weekend
October (TBD)
Retreat Weekend
November (TDB)
  • Lock-In
  • Location to be Determined
December (TBD)
Bethlehem Walk

Have you Read?

Unquestioned Answers: Rethinking Ten
Christian Clichés to Rediscover Biblical Truths
 Jeff Myers & David C Cook
 
God's Crime Scene
- J. Warner Wallace & David C Cook
Found: God's Peace: Experience True Freedom
from Anxiety in Every Circumstance
- John MacArthur & David C Cook

What do you think about COVID-19?

Francis Chan talks to the Church about the Pandemic

Kids & the Coronavirus

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
A Parental Resource

 
 
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Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.  Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.

Romans 15:1-2 (WEB™)

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