youth (jr & sr high)
MainStreet is currently reimagining what effective youth ministry looks like. We don't have a traditional "youth group" at this time. The reality is that traditional youth ministry models are failing to produce deep, lasting faith in the majority of our young people. (See for example Soul Searching.) It's time to wake up and reevalute what it means to do youth ministry in the 21st century.
MainStreet is engaging the conversation and learning from the top youth leaders in the nation to inform the ways we will approach youth ministry. In particular, we are partnering with the Fuller Youth Institute and learning more about how to produce faith that lasts in our students. Please take a moment to learn more about the Sticky Faith research and movement.
We don't know where our conversation will go, but we are 100% committed to the faith formation of our young people. Pastor Jeremy's call to ministry in Mound began with a deep burden for reaching youth with the good news of Jesus, and he has spent most of his adult life as a youth pastor. Read some of Jeremy's writings from his youth pastor days here.
Come join us and help us pave new pathways for our youth to encounter a real, life-changing faith in Jesus.