Shawnee Trail’s youth group includes 6th graders through high school seniors. Our hope and prayer for our students is growing faith relationships with other members through intergenerational activities church-wide. Throughout the year, we have service projects, movie nights, retreat trips, and hangouts.
Uplift @ Harding – June 18th-23rd (7th grade – graduated seniors)
Uplift is a summer camp that takes place at Harding University. We spend the week worshipping, playing, meeting new people, and spending the night in the dorms. Uplift has been our largest summer trip and is a fantastic introduction into the youth ministry for visitors! We will leave the church building at 7am on June 18th and get back mid afternoon on June 23rd. Make sure to sign up for Session A-June 18-23. Sign up here/use promo code for $20 off: ShawneeT20 - https://www.upliftonline.com/registration
Camp Ichthus – July 10th-15th (7th-12th grade)
Area-wide summer camp put on by 7 North Dallas churches. Over 250 students come to Collin County YMCA Adventure camp in Anna, TX to experience worship, deep study, and everything to love about summer camp! A $20 deposit is due to Camp Ichthus upon signing up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-ichthus-2022-tickets-288635625927 Next, fill out our Shawnee Trail form and pay the remaining $180 ($200 cost includes $20 deposit and $180 to Shawnee Trail): https://shawneetrail.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/195/responses/new
South Texas HS Mission Trip – July 16th-22nd (9th grade – graduated seniors)
Our teens put together a VBS program for local children, build a new home, and paint or repair several homes in the McAllen/Pharr area. We will work with local congregations and families until Thursday morning before heading to San Antonio for one night’s stay near the River Walk. Register here: https://shawneetrail.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/194/responses/new
STYGIE Awards – July 30th (6th grade through graduated seniors)
Let’s make a movie! Come to the church building at 10am to be split into a group and assigned a movie to film the rest of the day. That night, we all gather to watch the premier of each groups’ movie in a red-carpet event! Come dressed up (or wear a tie and t-shirt, either way works) and ready to experience an award-winning event emceed by the interns featuring your movies! Bring a friend! There’s no sign up for this event, just be at the church building by 10am on July 30th.
Middle School Mission Trip – August 1st-3rd (6th-8th grade)
We will be doing mission projects around Frisco, Little Elm, and Quinland and spending the night in Shawnee Trail homes. Begins Monday at 9am and ends Wednesday night after youth group. Register here: https://shawneetrail.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/193/responses/new
Shawnee Trail VBS – August 5th-6th (all youth group works as volunteers)
VBS is back! Teens take part in decorating the church, working with kids each night of VBS, leading groups through the building, leading singing/games, and running stations each night. Come ready to serve!
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’s lots of opportunities to be a mentor for a student who needs your presence in their lives. We know student’s 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.
Wednesday nights the Youth Groups 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 60 students come to study, worship, and play games with us!
If you are interested in helping with youth ministry, please contact Ben Hansen at (601) 278-0463 or email@example.com.