COASTAL YOUTH

 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

 

Coastal Youth  

HEY THERE!


So you’re the parent of a teenager, huh? Congratulations! You have one of the most important (and sometimes the most difficult) jobs on the planet. We know your job isn’t always easy, but here’s what we want you to know: we’re here to help, in any way we can. Sure, we’re a “youth” ministry, but teenagers aren’t the only people we care about. We care about you too. No matter how connected (or not connected) you are with our church, this parent handout will show you some of the ways we’re trying to care for your kid and serve you at the same time. Thanks for letting us be another voice in the life of your teenager. Your trust and partnership means a lot to us.


With this youth (YTH) group, we are raising the bar! We want our youth to be a generation that is DEEPLY ROOTED IN CHRIST! In this group they will have a safe place to connect with Jesus, develop and practice spiritual gifts, serve, and lead. Our goal is that by the time our youth graduate High School, they will….

    1. Know their Identity - Who God says they are. 
    2. Know their faith - Why they believe what they believe.
    3. Need for community - No matter how strong our identity and faith are, we will always        need others.


We will be meeting at:
    Shallotte Senior Center
    3620 Express Dr
    Shallotte, NC 28470


Doors open @ 5:30 to play games, fellowship and wait for everyone to arrive.
Then from 6-8 we will follow this format; snacks, games, lesson, and then break off into our small groups.

(We will meet only once a month during the summer.)


SMALL GROUPS AT YOUTH:


As a parent, you are making a huge impact in your teenager’s life. The impact you’re making is far more significant than any impact we, their church, could ever hope to make. You are the most important voice in your kid’s life, both now and for a lifetime.


But we’ve learned something really important. We believe that, in every teenager’s life, this is true: your best chance at influencing your teenager’s faith and future is to recruit other adults to influence them with you. Especially during the teenage years, when your kid is beginning to pull away from you in their search for independence, we want to come alongside you by creating a pool of trustworthy adults who can help you influence your teenager.


That’s why our ministry is so committed to small groups. Small groups are about more than just good discussions. Small groups exist to connect your kid with an adult you can trust so you can better influence their faith and future. So, this year, engage with your kid’s small group leader. They can be a powerful ally for you and your family!



SAFETY:


The safety of your teenager is a priority for our ministry, so we wanted to get you in the loop on how we plan to care for and protect them.



WE SCREEN VOLUNTEERS


Before any volunteer is permitted to serve with us, they undergo a background check.



WE SET BOUNDARIES


We have set a number of guidelines for our youth ministry staff and volunteers. As a parent, you can help us make sure your child is well-cared for by helping us maintain these boundaries.


No staff member or volunteer should initiate a one-on- one meeting with a teenager without the knowledge and consent of you, their parents.


No staff member or volunteer should transport a teenager in a vehicle alone. If a teenager needs a ride, we must arrange to have another adult or teenager ride accompany them.


All staff members and volunteers must maintain appropriate physical boundaries with teenagers at all times.


WE REQUIRE PERMISSION SLIPS


We will ask for your consent in order for your teenager to attend any  event, retreat, or gathering outside of our regular weekly program.



WE REPORT DANGEROUS SITUATIONS


Every staff member and volunteer in our ministry is a mandated reporter, which means we are legally required to report any dangerous or potentially dangerous situations immediately,                 including...


If a student is being harmed, neglected, or abused.


If a student is harming or abusing someone else.


If a student is harming or at risk of harming 
themselves.


If you ever have a concern about your teenager’s care or safety, please reach out to us. We’re just a phone call or email away!



CONNECT:


We’d love to stay in conversation with you. Here are a few ways we’re hoping we can keep the lines of communication open…


OUR TEAM


Davine Grainger- Middle School Girls

davine@mycoastalchurch.com

910-386-7995


Faith Farmer- High School Girls
faithfarmer84@gmail.com
(910) 368-7412

Daril McCoy- High School Boys
daril.mccoy@hotmail.com
(910) 987-7408


Tom McGhee- Middle School Boys
twmcghee9490@gmail.com
(864) 385-9490



EMAIL

We will send out regular emails with information about upcoming series and events.


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