The Youth Ministry of Fourth Church exists to establish young believers from 6th to 12th grade in their Christian faith and help build a biblical foundation for students to become lifelong disciples of Christ.
Winter Retreats 2023
Let’s escape for the weekend and chill out together at Joy El! This is the perfect time to invite your friends. We’ll have plenty of time to hang out and enjoy tons of indoor/outdoor games. Plus, there will be talks, music, and conversations about our faith. Tell your friends and sign up today! Scholarships available: Contact Rob Henneberg.
Winter Freeze High School Retreat: January 27–29; view the flyer here.
Cost: $275 or register by Friday, January 20, for Early Bird cost: $225
Winter Chill Middle School Retreat: February 10–12; view the flyer here.
Cost: $275 or register by Friday, February 3, for Early Bird cost: $225
"Take Over the Mission" Service Day
February 20 (Presidents' Day) 12:45-5:30 p.m.
Students 12 and up are invited to volunteer at Central Union Mission, which operates a homeless shelter providing beds, meals, medical care, and job training. We'll help with dorm upkeep, hear a client testimony, and get a tour of the Mission. Service hours available. Round trip transportation available from church. Two youth staff will accompany students. Questions? Contact Noel Bradley at email@example.com. Registration required.
What is Summer Staff?
"Summer Staff" is our Youth Ministry's summer internship program open to college-age young adults. Learn more about the program for 2023 and apply here.
Notable 2023 Dates
- Senior Trip | Saturday-Thursday, April 1–April 6
- 8th Grade Spring Retreat | Friday–Sunday, April 14–16
- Junior Spring Retreat | Friday-Sunday, April 14–16
- Bike Trip Prep Day | Saturday, May 6 (for current 8th–11th graders)
- 8th Grade Celebration | Saturday, May 20
- Senior Baccalaureate | Sunday, May 21
- Summer Camp | Wednesday–Sunday, June 21–25 (for rising 6th–12th graders)
- 8th Grade Mission Trip | Sunday–Saturday, July 23–29 (for rising 8th graders)
- Senior Mission Trip | Sunday–Sunday, July 23–30 (for rising seniors)
- Romania Mission Trip | Sunday–Saturday, August 6–12 (for rising college-aged)
Middle and High School Bands
- Our middle and high school bands lead the opening praise music for their Sunday School groups.
- Students with all levels of experience are welcome to join the middle school band.
- The high school band welcomes students who play an instrument and/or have vocal experience.
- Rehearsals: Wednesdays 8:15-9:00 p.m. after Bible Study
For more info about joining a youth band, contact Noel Bradley in the Youth Office.
Choirs and Ensembles
For more info about the following choirs and ensembles, contact Erin Jones in the Music Ministry office: High School Choir, Children's Choir (middle school), Bells of the Trinity, Fourth Strings, Brass Ensemble, Fourth Orchestra.