in-person worship service every Sunday!

Service starts at 10 AM

in-person worship service every Sunday!

Service starts at 10 AM

Mission Youth

Helping Students Take One Step Closer to Jesus

Hi, I’m Adam, the Youth Pastor for The Mission Church. Here at Mission Youth we are striving to introduce the next generation to a living God, connect them to a biblical community, and empower them to live a Christ centered life. What that means is that we want to help each student we interact with to take one step closer to Jesus.  That looks different for each student.  Whether it’s by accepting Jesus as their Savior, attending our Wednesday Night Gathering, committing to a Student Life Group, or being intentional in discipleship with one of our awesome leaders – our goal is to meet each student where they are at, and help them take one step closer to being a fully functioning follower of Jesus.

I want to encourage anyone visiting this page to get browse around, get to know our ministry, and seriously consider how you can help in seeing the next generation take one step closer to Jesus.  

Adam Evans

Youth Pastor

As a Ministry

WE FOCUS ON THREE THINGS:

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  1. We are all about making disciples of Jesus Christ, and we believe that relationships are the backbone to growing in our faith. We are striving to reach every student in the Des Moines area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
  2. Helping our students grow in their relationship with Christ. To do this we offer distinct programming for both Junior and Senior High groups, while strategically mixing the two as a way for older students to act as “big brothers and sisters.”
  3. Empowering our families to live for Christ. We prioritize partnering with parents. God has ordained parents/guardians as the primary disciple-makers of their kids and the role of the church is to support that effort to the best of our ability. We love parents helping in a variety of ways and encourage frequent communication between parents and leaders/staff.

 

 

Wednesday Gathering - In The Backdoor

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30pm

What’s the most important thing we can teach our teenagers? The Gospel. That is the foundation of everything we believe as followers of Jesus. This year, that is our focus.  Utilizing AwanaYM curriculum we will be spending the entire year digging into the story that God has laid out for us in His Word, how that changes us, and transforms the way we live each and every day.

 Starting with some games to get our students engaged, some worship to focus our attention on Christ, then moving on to a lesson straight from Scripture, and then ending with age appropriate discussion groups, we are excited for this upcoming year! And we hope you are too! 

In Depth Groups - Adam & Katie's House

SUNDAYS @ 6:30pm – BEGINNING OCTOBER 10th

One of our goals as a youth ministry is to equip our students to live Christ-centered lives beyond their time in youth ministry.  We want to give them the tools to continue following Jesus after they leave the youth ministry, after they leave home, and as they are taking those next steps in their life. That is where In Depth comes in.  During these meetings we help the students learn the tools necessary for going deeper in their relationship with Jesus.

This upcoming semester we are focusing on Gospel conversations. How do we engage our friends at school with the Gospel? What are some ways that make that easier? How do I bring up Jesus in the middle of a conversation? We’ll be discussing these strategies and tools, as well as practicing our greatest tool – prayer.

In Depth Groups - Adam & Katie's House

SUNDAYS @ 6:30pm – BEGINNING OCTOBER 10th

One of our goals as a youth ministry is to equip our students to live Christ-centered lives beyond their time in youth ministry.  We want to give them the tools to continue following Jesus after they leave the youth ministry, after they leave home, and as they are taking those next steps in their life. That is where In Depth comes in.  During these meetings we help the students learn the tools necessary for going deeper in their relationship with Jesus.

This upcoming semester we are focusing on Gospel conversations. How do we engage our friends at school with the Gospel? What are some ways that make that easier? How do I bring up Jesus in the middle of a conversation? We’ll be discussing these strategies and tools, as well as practicing our greatest tool – prayer.

DISCIPLESHIP

We think it is vitally important that each student be involved in the discipleship process in some way. Below you will find links to some discipleship material. After going through one of these books, you will be able to disciple another person! We’d love for you to join our discipleship revolution. Print off the books, grab a friend, or two, and some coffee, and dig into God’s Word!

Book 1: Getting to Know Christ

Book 2: Growing in Christ

Book 3: Maturing in Christ

Book 4: Ministering in Christ

 

 

 

FALL CALENDAR - 2021

Click the button below to view and download our 2021 Fall calendar! Have all the important dates in one location! You won’t want to miss these events!

FALL CALENDAR - 2021

Click the button below to view and download our 2021 Fall calendar! Have all the important dates in one location! You won’t want to miss these events!

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