getting real about what matters most.
REAL is a youth ministry designed specifically for students in grade 7-12. We strive to create exciting and engaging programs where students can get real about life and faith, no matter where they're at. The leaders at REAL are dedicated to investing in our students and coming alongside them as they journey through their formative years leading up to graduation. Whether our students are going through a rough time, have big questions to ask, or simply want someone to hang out with, we want to be available to them every step of the way.
We exist to help our students become what Jesus envisions.
REAL is part of the Midweek service at Living Hope that happens on Wednesday evenings. Dinner is available from 5:30 to 6:30 for all ages. Dinner costs $2.00 for students and $4.00 for adults. At 6:30 we open the youth room for hang out and check-in. Our main programs on Wednesdays run from 7:00 to 9:00. On the last Friday of every month we have a big event that typically runs from 7:00 to 10:00. We run four programs on a rotation:
Every evening is packed with fun and engaging programming tailored specifically for teenagers. See below for details on our four programs.
Real Talk is our main program that alternates with Real Life every other Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. As always, the youth room opens at 6:30 for hang out. Here is what a typical Real Talk night looks like:
These nights are designed for students to learn about faith and how to apply it in every day living. The elements of each night are designed to re-enforce the content and themes being taught each week. These nights are centered around fun and interactive large-group activities and teaching.
For up to date information on what we're talking about, sign up for our weekly email here.
Real Life is our small group night that alternates with Real Talk every other Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 PM. As always, the youth room opens for hang out at 6:30. It is the perfect place for students to open up about what's happening in their life and ask questions in a safe environment with friends of the same age. The purpose of Real Life is to build strong, trusting relationships between students and their leaders that allows us to dig deeper into life and faith together, and get real about the things that happen in real life.
To stay in the loop on what program is happening this week, sign up for the weekly email here.
Real Impact is all about getting students involved in hands on experiences with serving and living outs God's mission. These events happen a few times a year. Check our events and calendar for our next opportunity!
To give you a glimpse of what we do at Real Impact, here are some previous events we have run:
Some Real Impact events happen on-site, and some will happen off-site. Check our events section regularly to stay up to date, or sign up for the weekly email here.
Get Real is our big event that happens on the last Friday of the month from 7:00 to 10:00. This is the perfect place to come see what REAL is all about. These events are packed full of outrageous fun. You do not want to miss out on Get Real!
Check our out the events section for details on our next big event!
The more people we have out on these nights, the more we can do and the more fun we can have. Be sure to invite your friends!
what's happening this month
MONDAYS AT 7:00 PM
Bible Quizzing takes place Monday nights at 7 pm. It is a scripture memory and competition opportunity for students in grades 7 to 12. The Quiz year officially runs from September 1 through to the first weekend in May. Quizzing provides an exciting, demanding, and loving framework through which quizzers study and memorize scripture in fun and creative ways. The competition encourages a learning process that teaches both quizzers and coaches the value of sportsmanship, fellowship and teamwork. Quizzers have an opportunity to meet new people when they travel to quiz meets throughout the year. Each year a portion of New Testament scripture, a book or books, are designated as the “material” from which the year’s competition will be conducted. This year is the book of 1 Corinthians. For more information check out this video.
mark your calendar!
THIS WEEK: REAL LIFE | OCTOBER 11 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
This week is Real Life, and we're continuing our discussion on worship. Worship is this word that we hear all the time around church, but lots of us don't really know what it means. Usually, when we hear the word worship, we think of music. But is that really all that worship is? "But what if I don't like music?" I'm glad you asked! Worship is so much more than music, and this week, we are going to learn what it's all about and how it impacts our daily lives.
As always, join us for dinner at 5:30 ($2.00/student, $4.00/adult). At 6:30 head on over to the youth room for hang out time, and right at 7:00 we will begin the night with games in the gym!
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(306) 352-4673 x22