Youth @ Dripping Springs
The Dripping Springs church of Christ has a wonderful group of young people.
Our goal is that young people (grades 6th-12th) will establish a faith they can call their own and grow in their relationship with God. The youth ministry strives to fulfill this goal through small groups, devotionals, mission trips, retreats, and social activities. We would love to have you join us for any activity. Come experience Christ and grow in your own spiritual walk.
DSYouth provides a place where youth can belong, are challenged to grow in their faith, discover who they are in Christ, and serve alongside one another.
We’re convinced that there’s nothing more exciting or satisfying than following Jesus every day of our lives. We want teenagers to experience the peace, purpose, and joy that comes from being forgiven and set free to love God and serve him with all their hearts. We have a team of committed, caring adults who want to help you grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and socially.
Lads to Leaders
Lads to Leaders & Leaderettes is a tool used by the church in Dripping Springs to provide an effective year-round, Bible-based youth leadership program for our students from Kindergarten through College. We utilize this tool to equip our young people with the knowledge and skills to become Bible school teachers, personal workers, and effective speakers. These youth can then take these talents into communities in need of Christ, even before they graduate from high school.
We have programs to encourage Bible study, song leading, public speaking, debate, puppets, and many other categories. We’d love for you to join us!
Though many congregations with the L2L program enjoy a more than 90% retention rate of their young people, it is a program that goes beyond helping churches keep their youth faithful to the Lord. This is not just a youth program. It is a congregational program. Using the Bible standard of the old teaching the young, adult mentors assist the youth in training in various areas such as scripture memorization, Bible reading, speech preparation and presentation, debate, Bible bowl, and song leading. This gets the entire congregation involved and brings about a spirit of unity. L2L also provides an avenue through which young people can be motivated to become responsible Christian leaders in the home, church, school, and community.
Start preparing your young people today to become great leaders!
Bridging the gap
Bridging the Gap will be a very neat time for the teens to unite will the Prime Timers of the congregation. The teens will have a theme for each dinner and will dress up and serve the Prime Timers, and after they have been served we will enjoy a meal with them. The teens will sing, put on skits, and ask questions about the theme. This will be good to mix the different ages to realize we are one in Christ, and age doesn’t separate us.
This is a family event that will be for the Kindergarten – High schoolers working together every first Saturday of the month doing a community project. This could range from working on someone’s garden, picking up trash along the streets, food drives, cutting tree branches, volunteering at food banks or animal shelters, etc. This is a great opportunity for the Dripping Springs family to come together, get out in the community and serve.
Friends in Faith
Friends in Faith meets every Wednesday at 6:15 and is an opportunity for our youth members to bring their friends so that they can get associated with the congregation. This is for the youth from 6th grade through High school. We will have a meal, play some quick games, sing some songs, and then transition into our Wednesday night Bible study.
Sunday Funday will be on the 1st Sunday of every month and is an afternoon where we can unwind after a day of worship to go bowling, trampoline park, etc. This will be a great opportunity to bring friends and for the youth group to really connect and bond with each other.
Singing on Sunday
Singing on Sunday – Every 4th Sunday we will meet after evening worship to sing songs of praise to our Lord, have a small devotional thought, and then go eat dinner together.
Loungin’ at the LaGrange’s
Loungin’ at the LaGrange’s will be a fun event that will take place at Amanda and I’s home for the teens on the last Friday of the month. We will have games, food, scavenger hunts, and lots of fun. This is a night to bring friends and come over for a night to unwind and relax to start the weekend.
Thursday Night Devos
Youth Devos will be every other Thursday night at the home of one of the members of the congregation. We will sing, pray, have a short devotional, and hang out with each other to get the week started out right. This will be a spiritually enriching time for all those in grades 7th-12th.
In order to foster better relationships among our elderly and young people, we will begin a new mentoring program in which older members of the church will get paired with a child to mentor throughout the year. They may attend sporting events, encourage them in their Christian walk, and just support them through the school year.
Young Men’s Night
Young Men’s Night is an opportunity the elders have given our young Christians to lead worship on a Sunday evening. This will occur on the last Sunday night of the months that have five Sundays. It is our responsibility to start training our young men to be leaders in the church today.
Group Grubbing is a weekly thing that we will do every week in the Summer. We will get together and go share a meal, come back to the church building, and have a small devotional.
Pew Packers is a weekly event that will go on in the auditorium every Sunday night, in exception to the first Sundays, at 5:40 PM. This will challenge the kids to learn passages, memorize Scripture, and better learn their Bibles. This is for kids 5th grade and under.
Family Focus is a once a month event that will happen in the afternoon after First Sunday Focus. This is for the K-5th grade families. This will alternate between being a devotional led by a parent, or a fun event either at someone’s home or at a fun place.
Family Game Night
Family game night will be a once a quarter event that will take place in room 101. This will fall on a Friday or Saturday night and will consist of snacks, games, and lots of fun. This will be opened to the entire congregation.
Serve Saturday will occur every other month and our primary focus will be on Hill Country Care across the street. This will be for the K-12th graders. We will go over there and help serve in ways that the young people and their families can. Whether that be us doing crafts for them or reading to members there, we will figure this out with them.