Sanctuary Youth’s purpose is to glorify God by equipping our students to follow Christ and proclaim the Gospel, all the while being transformed by its power to live and love like Jesus among their peers and in the world.Our goal is to create an environment for our students where they feel safe, loved, and respected, but are also held accountable and taught truth. We believe that prayer, worship, and the studying of God’s Word are key to navigating the uncharted territory traveled between 6th and 12th grades, and in helping students find their identity in Christ alone. We know that once these disciplines become real and personal to students, God will help them make wise choices in their relationships, set healthy boundaries, and solidify their beliefs, all in order to reflect His love to the world. Join us as we grow deeper in our understanding of who God is and have a lot of fun doing so!If you have questions about Sanctuary Youth, please contact Troy Gambrell or Emily Hardie.
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Sunday Mornings: Middle School Bible Study (11:00 Gathering Only)
On Sunday mornings during the 11:00 gathering, SY Middle School students are invited to hang out with Troy & Emily, as they dig into material specified just for them! Students start out in worship in the auditorium, and then go to The Chapel for games, teaching, and small groups.
Wednesday Nights: SY Gatherings (5:30 Dinner, 6:30 Studies)
On Wednesday nights, SY gathers together to have fun, worship, and enjoy teaching and small groups. Small groups are separated by gender and grade. We’re excited about this Fall and would love for students 6th-12th grade to come hang out with us! New students are invited to get more information about SY at the SY Connect desk on Wednesday Nights in the Chapel.
Student Leadership Opportunities
This year, we have two leadership opportunities for our students within SY. Applications for both Discipleship Team and Worship Team can be found here.
1. Discipleship Team: Our SY Discipleship Team is a group of students who are actively seeking ministry opportunities both inside and outside the walls of Sanctuary. DTeam students are encouraged to lead and be led. This opportunity is open to students in 10th-12th grades.
2. Worship Team: The SY Worship Team is led by Sonny Lallerstedt, Sanctuary’s Worship Pastor. This opportunity is for students wishing to use their musical, vocal, and tech talents to lead our students in worship on Wednesday nights. Students on our Worship Team need to be available for weekly practices when they are scheduled to play. This opportunity is open to students in 9th-12th grades.
Do you have a heart for teenagers? Are you willing to open your heart, your home, and your life and walk with a group of students as they learn to live and love like Jesus? If you’d like to find out more information about serving with students at Sanctuary, please email Troy Gambrell.