Activate Youth

Student Ministry

Grades 6-12th

Youth Pastors Josh & Rhonda Powell

What is Activate


Activate is the vision and design for the Student Ministry at Crosby Church. Our purpose is to help students and their families connect to their creator God, to Activate His Holy Spirit in their lives through Jesus, and to Activate His love towards others. We are not the ‘youth group’ you’re used to. WE ARE A YOUTH FAMILY. Connected. Focused. United.

Our Mission

Activate is a ministry dedicated to engaging students into a deep connection with the family of Christ through relevant, fun, creative methods to open their eyes and hearts to God’s love. Equipping students to know God’s Word, teaching ways to turn God up in their lives through worship, prayer, and HIS Word. Empowering students to take ownership of their generation and sending them out into the world to turn God up in people’s lives. Sharing the gospel throughout the world and leading the way to the future by the example of Christ.

SUMMER CAMP!!!

Summer Youth Camp!      Grades 6th-12th

Each summer we take two charter buses (one middle school bus, one high school bus) to Dale, IN to Hallelujah Hill at Bethel Youth Camp.  It is by far everyone's favorite week of the year.  Why go all the way to Indiana?  This is a very special place to many of our pastors because many of them were called into ministry at this very camp.   The cost is $350 and we will be doing several fundraisers the teens can participate in to help pay their way to go.  This camp is for anyone who has turned 12 by the end of 2022 through the age of 19.  Check out our social media pages to see pics from previous camps.  Register below!  If you are an adult who would like to help, please let Josh or Rhonda know.

Popcorn Fundraiser

SUMMER KICK OFF PARTY

High School Ministries

High School Service

Our high school students come together every Wednesday night.  Every other Wednesday we worship together and have a relevant, timely message given by our youth pastor in a worship setting where we look to encounter God.  We open the gym and game room up at 6 p.m. and service starts at 7 p.m. Our high school is separated from our middle school after worship.  When high school has service, middle school does small groups.  When middle school has service, high school does small groups.

H.S. Small Groups

Our high school small groups now meet on the Wednesdays that we don't have high school service.  Teens are welcome to hang out starting at 6 p.m., they will do worship together with our Activate Youth Band, then they break off into small groups where they discuss the previous week's message.  This is where we build connection and relationship with others.  Once a quarter or every other month our small groups also try to plan a fun outing to do together like bowling, etc.

H.S. Sunday School

We offer high school Sunday school before our Sunday service at 9 a.m. in our youth building in the upstairs room.  We are currently working through the Answers in Genesis curriculum which will cover the whole Bible in time.  This is our time to really learn more about studying God's word, learn about digger deeper, and being taught how to walk in His truths and His ways.

Middle School Ministries

Middle School Service

The last Sunday of each month our middle school are dismissed after worship to walk over together to the youth building for a middle school message.

Then our middle school students come together every Wednesday night.  Every other Wednesday we worship together and have a relevant, timely message given by our youth pastor in a worship setting.  These services are where we look to encounter God as a youth group.  We open the gym and game room up at 6 p.m. and service starts at 7 p.m.  Our middle school is separated from our high school after worship.  When high school has service, middle school does small groups.  When middle school has service, high school does small groups.

M.S. Small Groups

Our middle school small groups now meet on the Wednesdays that we don't have middle school service.  Teens are welcome to hang out and play in the gym or game room starting at 6 p.m., they will do worship together with our Activate Youth Band, then they break off into small groups where they discuss the previous week's message.  This is where we build connection and relationship with others. Once a quarter or every other month our small groups also try to plan a fun outing to do together like bowling, etc.

M.S. Sunday School

We offer middle school Sunday school before our Sunday service at 9 a.m. They will now be meeting in the main church building, upstairs by the baptismal tank in room #11.  We are currently working through the Answers in Genesis curriculum which will cover the whole Bible in time.  This is our time to really learn more about studying God's word, learn about digger deeper, and being taught how to walk in His truths and His ways.

How To Serve On The Gen Team

On Sundays, our middle school and high school students have a great opportunity to activate their God given gifts to serve the greater body by being part of the Gen Team!  They can sign up to work anywhere from the children's department to media and sound to being greeters or ushers, etc.  If you are a 6th through 12th grader interested in serving, then please visit the link below and we will be in touch on how you can begin to use your service, gifts and talents for the Lord.  Students will be asked to serve no more than two Sundays a month.  The other services we ask they attend our main services, unless they are in middle school and it's the last Sunday of the month.  We like all middle school to attend that service together in the gym.  Click below to sign up.

ALSO JOIN OUR STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM !    This team of students meets two Sundays a month after service until 1:30 p.m. to learn how to be leaders.  They also help with planning events and getting things done.  Many of our student leaders lead ministries within our youth such as:
Drama
Worship
Sound
Media/Camera
Greeters
Prayer
Dance
Ushers
If you are a teen and are interested see Josh or Rhonda.

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