Youth: Grades 6-12

** Due to COVID-19 trends and the Omicron variant, dinner will not be part of our youth gatherings for the month of January – and our meeting times will shift to 5:30 – 5:45 pm. Masks are required at all gatherings!
College Park Youth Group is an open and safe place where youth, grades 6-12, can explore together the difficult questions of life, faith and God. Read the Q&A about our CP Youth Ministry.

Sunday Morning Gatherings, 9:00am

Our Youth Sunday School class meets at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall. Guided by the fresh and creative insight of the class leaders, the youth explore familiar stories of our faith in a way that both encourages a critical, mature reading of biblical texts and keeps discussions about God and faith relevant to the experiences and culture of youth.

Sunday Evening Gatherings, 5:30pm

The group meets on Sunday nights, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, which includes a group supper provided by the parents of our youth members. Activities following supper include spirituality and worship, games, discussions, community outreach, or group outings.

Lin Story-Bunce and Jana Dye lead this group with a number of other adults from our community who value our youth and who give enthusiastically of their time and energy to the program.

A typical schedule for our Sunday night gatherings is as follows:

  • 5:30 pm – Youth Dinner
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Holy Chaos

Other Trips and Gatherings

The youth will participate in a variety of gatherings and trips throughout the year. Some of these trips include curriculum and structure while others are more relaxed. The main purpose of each of theses occasions is to provide the youth with more opportunities to be together outside of our church setting.

Our annual summer trip is the favorite and most anticipated trip each year. Trips like these are essential because they bring together all the elements that I believe are essential for nurturing our youth: worship, discipleship/service, communion, fellowship, grace and forgiveness, and holy trouble-making. No matter what our theme, morning devotions and evening worship guide our youth in exploring their ideas about who God is, who Jesus is, and what our faith means for our everyday life. We often ponder the question “where did you see God today?”

Read some of our past summer trip reflections.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact Lin Story-Bunce, linbunce@gmail.com, or Jana Dye, janadye32@gmail.com.

2021 Youth Mission Trip in Greensboro, NC

Our church family in Greensboro welcomes and affirms all persons without distinction regarding race, ethnicity, national origin, class, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category created by humans. We are an inclusive, fun faith community where persons from all walks of life feel comfortable worshiping and working together to bring Christ’s love to the world – doing the best we can and trying not to embarrass Jesus too much. We are not affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. We are affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA, Alliance of Baptists and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Read more about us.