Straight Ahead YOUTH GROUP

Learning to live in biblical community.

All of our programming, events and activities are designed to help students in 6th-12th grade understand the story of Jesus and learn how to know him, live according to his teaching, and share his story with others.

  • SUNDAYS  6pm @ THE church

    Sunday evenings include large group interaction, a crazy game or two, and  time spent in the word. We strive to build a community of believers that build relationships with one another as they grow closer to Jesus. 

Upcoming Events

    MOMENTUM TRAVEL TEAMS


    Summer Student Teams That

    Equip Ministry Mindsets


    Travel Teams offers experience with sharing your faith, learning many ministry skills, giving testimonies, building team relationships, and so much more! Team members memorize scripture, learn to spend quality time with God, are a part of a discipleship group, and learn how to work hard. Foundational character qualities will be emphasized and taught by pastors, national ministry leaders, and trained adult mentors.

    Teams generally have between 20 – 30 members, with the ratio of adult leaders to students as 1:5 to encourage quality training.


    No matter what stage of spiritual growth and development a student is at coming into the summer experience, they can leave having grown by leaps and bounds, ready to return with a heart to serve God and others. Travel teams won’t focus on performance based skills that have been associated with Operation Barnabas in the past in order to better expose students to various ministry models and equip them with a Biblical framework of servant leadership within the context of the local church.


    Travel Teams are for any high school student regardless of their involvement in their youth ministry and/or leadership structure. However, for those ministry minded students who have shown a desire to pursue ministry leadership we are adding a student leadership level within both of our summer travel teams. These students have opportunities to learn additional principles and be challenged in leadership engagement in greater ways upon returning home.


    Specialty Travel Team


    Specialty Travel Teams are designed for students who are interested in pursuing more intense training in a particular area of ministry. In 2021, we launched the Worship Travel Team with specialized training in leading worship. Instruction in putting together a worship set, intensive sessions with worship ministry professionals, and learning more about the technical aspects of worship were all a part of this team, along with the personal and spiritual growth associated with Travel Teams.


    Momentum Travel Teams


    A HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MINISTRY TRAINING PROGRAM EQUIPPING STUDENTS TO LIVE ON MISSION THROUGH EVANGELISM TRAINING, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, AND SERVANT-LEADERSHIP.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT MOMENTUM TRAVEL TEAMS BY CLICKING HERE:

    https://buildmomentum.org/travel-teams/

    Momentum YOUTH CONFERENCE


    #MOMENTUMSTARTSHERE


    Life-Changing Sessions

    Hands-On Ministry


    Momentum is an annual, national youth conference for students in 6th-12th grade. We are about connecting youth to God, helping them to understand where they belong in God’s kingdom and how they can know God’s purpose for their lives. Momentum Youth Conference creates an atmosphere conducive to learning, listening, serving, and following Jesus.


    Students come to this experience expecting to encounter God, to be challenged in their faith, to learn and be reminded of  truth from God's Word, to strengthen their relationships with their youth group and peers, and to have lots of fun!


    Why Momentum Starts Here


    Momentum is a well-rounded experience that we believe God will use to change your students' lives in powerful ways!

    Momentum offers sessions, in-depth breakout tracks, afternoon fun options, and hands-on ministry opportunities. 

    Students meet peers from other churches and they grow tremendously in their relationships within their own youth group. 

    Momentum sets the stage for your youth group going into the school year. It’s not just a “mountain top experience,” it’s a launching point designed to help your group build momentum for the rest of your year.


    CHECK OUT MOMENTUM YOUTH CONFERENCE BY CLICKING HERE:

    https://buildmomentum.org/conference/

    Momentum Urban centers


    REACHING OUT TO THE URBAN FAMILY AND TRAINING BELIEVERS IN CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY.

    An Urban Experience That Equips in

    Transferrable Evangelism Principles


    Urban Centers have been training followers of Jesus in effective hands-on evangelism for over 20 years with locations in Philadelphia and Los Angeles!

    We offer unique life-on-life training sessions on how to start conversations, how to tell your story, and how to share your faith in simple and life giving ways. We also provide practical, easy-to-use evangelism tools that make engaging with others simple. Our field experiences make our time together practical and profitable by immediately putting the lessons learned through the training sessions into practice!

    HANDS-ON MINISTRY FIELD EXPERIENCES

    There is a wide variety of “in-the-field” ministry you will experience at Urban Centers:
    • Ministering to the homeless
    • Participating in park and beach ministries
    • Food distribution to families in need
    • Children’s ministries
    • Other peer-to-peer ministry opportunities


    CHECK OUT MOMENTUM URBAN CENTERS BY CLICKING HERE: https://buildmomentum.org/urban-centers/