Youth Ministry at BBC moves toward teenagers being in community with their peers and volunteer leaders of multiple generations. In this community-oriented context, we move towards discovering ourselves (identity), finding a place to belong (affinity), and figuring out where we fit in the Big God Story. We have a consistent and organic gathering that includes fun events, eating together, service opportunities, and exploring God’s story.
We work hard at being a place that is safe, inviting, and welcoming. We want your teen(s) to be a part of youth ministry because it is a place of belonging for them. This coming year, the youth ministry calendar will focus on three areas:
At BBCY, we create a space where students can gather and have the freedom to be who they are. It will be a place where leaders value students and peers value one another. In this space, we will communicate and live the truth that true freedom comes from Christ alone and our hope would be that students gain an understanding of God’s love for them and His desire to know and love them.
In creating a space where each individual is valued, we also recognize that each person is unique. Our desire for students would be that they lean into the discovery of who God has created them to be in both personality and giftedness. We want them to see themselves how God sees them and to discover together where they fit in the Big God story. In knowing where they fit, our hope would be that they discover purpose for their lives.
Connection is all about relationship. Mentorship type relationships between youth and adult volunteers will be developed through group involvement and one-on-one times together. We will discover different ways we worship and celebrate our connection with our church community through serving, worshiping, praying, and playing.
1st and 3rd Sundays – Gospel Project – Senior Highs – Rm 7 (by Library), Jr. Highs – Youth Lounge (basement)
2nd Sunday – All youth stay in the main service
4th Sunday – Youth Worship Service – Youth Lounge – 10:00 am
For more info on dates, contact the church office at 403-271-6969.
We offer several retreats throughout the year! These are relational, spiritual and a whole lot of fun! Financial assistance is available. Contact church office for list of retreats.
Each year we do a mission trip with several other churches across Western Canada. We’ve been to various cities and small towns. In the past we have been to, Victoria, Yellowknife, Calgary, Edmonton, Swift Current, Flin Flon, Kitimat, Peace River, and most recently, Winnipeg. This trip is designed around community service work.
During the summer (apart from missions), we gather less often but do plan some events to keep connected. We also encourage our students to go for a week of camp at Gull Lake (www.gulllakecentre.ca). Students who are going into Grade 10 also have the opportunity through Gull Lake to enroll in their three year Leadership Training and Discipleship program. You can learn more more here: http://www.gulllakecentre.ca/ltd/leadership-training-a-discipleship-ltd