Our preteens find themselves in an unusual position within the church. They are too old for most of the children’s activities but are not quite ready for the youth group. They are “tweeners” and we want to meet their needs here at church. We strive to build relationships with our 5th and 6th graders by reaching them through our Sunday morning Small Groups where they engage in age-appropriate Bible studies. They are challenged to refocus their relationship with God with Sunday night Life Groups. On Wednesday nights we get back together to refuel for the week ahead.
Throughout the year we have many activities planned to connect with our preteens including lock-ins, day trips and a summer retreat. We believe that connecting to students at this age is important as they build trusting relationships and prepare to step off into the world ahead.