Middle School is an exciting and sometimes turbulent time as youth begin to sort out the special person God has made them to be in the world. Our goal is to provide them with a safe place to ask questions and be themselves: a sanctuary from the pressures of life in their ever-changing world. At James Island Presbyterian, Youth Ministry has three components: Youth Group (PYC), Sunday School and Youth Music. Working together, these ministries enable our children and youth to participate in worship, Bible study, service, and fellowship with one another and the entire congregation.
Middle School PYC (Mid High)
During Wednesday Night Live, youth in grades 6-8 are invited to join “Mid High PYC” following WNL dinners. Each week, youth will gather from 6:30-7:20 to explore scriptures, play games, and have special projects. Our time together helps to build a community of faith of love and support for our youth!
Our Sunday School classes are divided the same way as our PYC groups; grades 6-8 are Mid Highs. Mid Highs meets upstairs in the Christian Education Building at 10:00 a.m. and is led by a team of dedicated volunteer teachers. During the Middle School years, we try to help our youth deepen their faith as they begin to transition from childhood into adolescence. Lessons focus on how the Bible speaks to their lives today and what it means to know Christ personally as Savior and Lord.
Special Youth Events
Throughout the year, we host several events and retreats just for middle school youth. The summer mission trip to CROSS in Charlotte, NC is always a favorite, Presbytery retreats, camping trips, the Run for Niger, BBQ Fundraiser, and the Downtown Christmas Shopping Trip. Check out our calendar for what’s coming next in Youth Ministry at JIPC!