Renew Youth Ministry

We desire to shepherd students out of conformity to this world and into disciples of Jesus who want to lead others to follow Jesus too.  To this end, we gather twice per week for a time of opening God's Word together, small group discussion, fun, and fellowship. We also encourage students to meet with youth leaders and one another outside of these times to pray and study God's Word.  Join us on Sundays at 9am or Wednesdays at 6:30pm!



MINISTRY LEADER

Nick Conner Youth Minister & Staff Manager nick@gracedupage.org

Nick Conner
Youth Minister & Staff Manager

nick@gracedupage.org


 

I'M NEW HERE. WHERE DO I GO? WHAT DO I DO? WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

We are so excited to have you join us!  We know coming to a youth group for the first time can be a scary thing, so we hope we can help ease some of those anxieties a bit.  First of all, know that we want you with us! We want you to feel welcomed and at home with us and know that this is a safe place for you to explore what it means to follow Jesus.  We also have a great team of youth leaders that are really looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you better, and our students are pretty great too.  So please stop by on a Wednesday or a Sunday!  You can ask for Nick Conner (he's the youth pastor), just tell him you're visiting for the first time.  He would love to talk with you and show you around.  If you have any other questions, you can reach Nick by calling the church office (630.393.7344) anytime during the week or sending him an email at nick@gracedupage.org.

 

JOIN US ON SUNDAY MORNINGS at 9:00am in CE 14/15

On Sundays our middle school and high school students meet together to study a book of the bible or a topic that is pertinent to the life of our students.

Our Current Series: Cross Talk!
Come study this topic with us!  You can listen to previous messages on our podcast in case you missed one.

JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS at 6:30pm in CE 14/15

For the summer, Middle School and High School will rotate through a series of "Back Porch" events hosted by families in our youth group, for fun, fellowship, and a devotional or testimony.

We also have special events throughout the summer.

 
 

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In order to protect the privacy of our students, our Facebook group is closed. If you are involved with RENEW, you can request to join the group!

 

JOIN US FOR THESE UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

 

SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE

Join us on Sunday mornings in CE-15/16 from 9am-10:15am to hear from a variety of speakers on a variety of topics.  The following events are in addition to our normal Sunday morning gatherings.

 6/2 - 6/4 FRI-SUN
MS Summer Retreat - Sun and Serve

6/6 - 6/11 TUE-SUN
HS Summer Retreat - Road Trip

6/7 WED
(No Renew Meeting) 

6/14 WED
Ansiel Pool Party 

6/21 WED
Cross Talk: Penal Substitution

6/28 WED
Back Porch

7/5 WED
Back Porch

7/12 WED
Back Porch

7/19 WED
Cross Talk: Propitiation

7/26 WED
Guys Night/Girls Night

8/2 WED
Cross Talk: Reconciliation

8/9 WED
Back Porch @ Gilmours' (MS) and Jones' (HS)

8/16 WED
Centennial Beach & Chik Fil A

8/23 WED
(No Renew Youth Group)

8/30 WED
(No Renew Youth Group)

9/6 WED
Fall Kick Off

WHAT IS A "BACK PORCH" NIGHT?

We'll meet at a host home for fellowship and fun from 6:30-8:30pm.  Locations will be made known through the Grace Weekly email the Monday prior.  If no one can host we will not have youth group on these nights.  If you aren't getting Grace Weekly and would like to, click here and check the box that says, "Grace Weekly"!

Back Porch Etiquette

  1. Come for food, fun, and fellowship
  2. Treat our hosts' homes and belongings with respect
  3. Listen when our host is speaking
  4. Thank your host at the end of each night