Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Welcome!!!

Shawnee Trail’s youth group includes 6th graders through high school seniors. The goal of the Shawnee Trail Youth Group is to help students build a relationship with God, strengthen their relationship with one another and the church, and serve the community. We know students’ faith grows and sticks when they are exposed to Christian adults living faithful lives, so the youth group focuses on improving faith relationships with parents and intergenerational members of our church. What does this look like? Life! Check out our Instagram for pictures and info (@shawneetrail_YG)!

On Wednesday nights, the Youth Group meets at 6:30 pm at the church building for Bible study and discussion about topics that affect students in their daily lives. Usually, about 55-70 students come to study, worship, and play games with us!

We have many activities happening week-to-week in the area, reach out to Ben Hansen if you want info or to get involved (ben@shawneetrail.org or 601-278-0463). And, of course, the summers are always full of activities in the Frisco/Dallas area, across the country, and even overseas.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Our 2024 Summer schedule is HERE! For more information on events or to sign up, check with Ben (ben@shawneetrail.org). Any event without a price next to it is a free event and there’s no sign-up. Any event with a price next to it has the sign-up form link below the schedule:

SUMMER 2024 SCHEDULE:

Interns Arrive – May 19
5th-grade bash – May 21
First Day of Summer – May 25
Family Camp Out – May 31 ($)
Six Flags – May 28 ($)
Middle School Game Night – June 7
High School Game Night – June 11
Uplift Session A – June 15-20 ($)
High School Mission Trip – July 6-12 ($)
Camp Ichthus – July 14-19 ($)
STYGIE Awards – July 27
Middle School Mission Trip at Boles Home – July 28-31 ($)
Lock In – August 2
Intern Goodbye – August 4

Family Camp-out at Ray Roberts (all church and friends are invited) – ($5 per person, max $20 per family) https://shawneetrail.tpsdb.com/OnlineReg/175

Six Flags (rising 6th grade through graduated seniors) – ($25 per student or free if you already have a ticket) https://shawneetrail.tpsdb.com/OnlineReg/179

Uplift Summer Camp (rising 7th grade through graduated seniors) – https://www.upliftonline.com/ – click on registration and follow the instructions ($290, $20 off if you register by May 1) – If you have any problems registering, contact the Uplift office (501-279-4660 or uplift@harding.edu)

Camp Ichthus (rising 7th grade through rising 12th grade) – ($280) You have to hit the 2 sign-ups in order: 1st is a spot reservation with a $20 deposit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-ichthus-2024-registration-857198773607?aff=oddtdtcreator and next is the Shawnee Trail Sign up with a $260 payment https://shawneetrail.tpsdb.com/OnlineReg/178

Middle School Mission Trip (rising 6th grade through rising 8th grade) – ($40) https://shawneetrail.tpsdb.com/OnlineReg/176

High School Mission Trip (rising 9th grade through graduated seniors) – ($100) https://shawneetrail.tpsdb.com/OnlineReg/177

Youth Group Volunteer Information

Creating intergenerational relationships is an ESSENTIAL part of growing faith and finding an identity in the church, not just building relationships within the youth group and having a good time. We want our youth to develop friendships with church members of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you want to host some teens and teach them an old game, make a pie together, or cheer them on at their game or performance, there are many opportunities to be a mentor for a student who needs your presence in their lives. We know students’ faith grows and sticks when they are exposed to Christian adults living faithful lives, so the youth group focuses on improving faith relationships with parents and intergenerational members of our church.

If you are interested in helping with youth ministry or you’d like to be put on our email list and get weekly updates on our youth ministry, please contact Ben Hansen at (601) 278-0463 or ben@shawneetrail.org.