youth ministry



We strive to lead students to become passionate disciples of Jesus Christ. By partnering with parents and trained leaders, our mission is to teach and inspire the next generation to be founded in their faith and confident in their Creator. We encourage students to walk boldly towards Christ, apply His truth to their lives, and develop strong, life-changing relationships with the God of the universe. We want our students to know Jesus so that they will make Him known to others. 



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YFI

YFI is our Tuesday night youth gathering.  Students will connect and have fun with each other and their small group leaders.  We do this because fun breaks down walls and makes relationships go deeper.  They also spend time learning and every message is written with a middle schooler or high schooler in mind—how their brains work, how they learn, what their biggest needs and most pressing questions are, and, most importantly, what they need to know right now about the God who made them, who loves them, and has a plan for them.  And because we’re convinced that some truths are best processed in the context of relationships, and that students need adults (besides their parents) who can come alongside them to influence and care for them, small groups, for us, are the point. They’re the thing, in our opinion, that everything else in our program leads to. 

Youth Ministry health and Safety

Dear Parents,

We’ve missed seeing your children and teens!   Our hope was that during our time away we could help you disciple your children at home.  While we’ll still be providing the Continue the Conversation Guides to help you talk about the weekly sermon at home, we recognize the influence that peers and caring volunteers have in your children's faith journey.   So we’re so excited to be able to start children and youth ministry programs again.

We’ve talked with teachers and nurses in both  Jackson and Cape schools that attend our church.  They have given us great insight on the safety measures that our school leaders have taken so far that are allowing school to be in session.   After consulting the Cape and Jackson School Covid-19 Re-Entry Plans and the Eagle Sky Camps CDC Implementation Summary, we came up with a plan.  Our church leadership team has approved that plan and we’re ready to give this a go!  We hope this guide helps you feel safe about your children attending our ministry activities.  If you have any questions please just give me a call!


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Amanda Bond,

Director of Next Generation Ministries


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  • New McKendree Youth Facebook Group

    Parents are invited to join our private Facebook group.  Leaders and staff share photos, devotionals, and announcements.

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