Outbound Youth challenges students to think deeply, serve enthusiastically and worship authentically.
Summertime Opportunities to Learn, Grow & Interact
- Junior High (entering grades 6-8): Bible DOJO: Devotion, Obedience, Joy & Outreach meets on Tuesdays, 6:30-8 pm online via Google Classroom. Summer intern David Ahlbin leads.
- Senior High (entering grades 9-12): Object Lessons of Jesus, studying the parables of Jesus, meets on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm meeting in-person at the Family Center, at a home or online(check social media or Remind texts to confirm the week’s location). Expect to maintain “social distance” and bring a mask or face covering. Summer intern David Ahlbin leads.
Introducing David Ahlbin, summer intern: David is currently an upper school history teacher at Open Door Christian Schools in Elyria, Ohio. He previously taught at Bethel Baptist Christian Academy and has worked for five years with at risk youth. He holds a B.A in adolescent social studies education and history from SUNY Fredonia. David is originally from the Jamestown area and attended Hillcrest as a teen.
During the school year Outbound meets at the Family Center Wednesdays, 6:15-8:15 pm. At our weekly meetings during the school year students in grades 6-12 explore topics relevant to their stage of life, investigating Biblical teaching with their peers and adult leaders. They develop friendships and learn leadership skills in a safe and fun environment as they prepare for life after high school.
Additional events on weekends and during school breaks provide new experiences and opportunities for youth to serve others. Some of our past events have included college visits, laser tag, Sky Zone & Get Air jump parks, and Splash Lagoon. Youth also participate in church work days, VBS, Trunk and Treat and the AWANA Fun Fair.
Parent Consent Forms are required for teens who participate in church youth activities.