Kirk Youth Ministry

Kirk Youth Ministry provides faith development opportunities for 6th-12th grade students at
Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC
There is something for everyone!

Sunday School

Learn With Us

Confirmation

Grow With Us

Youth Group

Hang With Us

Youth Trips

Go With Us

Vision

Equipping Disciples
Engaging Christ Near and Far
Enjoying Friendship, Fellowship and Food

Mission

All Kirk of Kildaire Youth Group Ministries are dedicated to developing mature Christian disciples among youth and their families. Our Youth programs are safe, fun, loving environments where youth are invited to be affirmed in their identity as beloved children of God. We seek to support youth and families as they share openly the joys and struggles of their lives, and encourage them as they wrestle with and grow in their faith, making it their own.

Guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ we seek to journey with and mentor youth as they develop an understanding of their relationship with the triune God who values them. We celebrate the gifts God has given to our youth and we encourage them to embark on paths of service and leadership through sharing their faith with the congregation and world.

“42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers.43 A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. 44 All the believers were united and shared everything.45 They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who needed them. 46 Every day, they met together in the temple and ate in their homes. They shared food with gladness and simplicity. 47 They praised God and demonstrated God’s goodness to everyone. The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved.” — Acts 2: 42-47

 

*Note: Sunday School and Youth Group meet the Sunday following Labor Day through the Sunday before Memorial Day.

Sunday School

Safe Gathering (In-Person)
Pandemic Schedule: Sundays, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Kirk Amphitheatre & Parking Lot (through Oct 25, 2020)

During the 2020-2021 year, 6th – 12th graders will reflect on what it means to “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) using scripture, a variety of media outlets, and their own experiences. During the pandemic, we will alternate weeks with Youth Group.

Youth Group

Safe Gathering (In-Person)
Pandemic Schedule: Sundays, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Kirk Amphitheatre & Parking Lot (through Oct 25, 2020)

During the pandemic, we will alternate weeks with Sunday School. Our evenings will kick off with a youth-led devotion, energizers, and music. Adult leaders will plan and lead activities for fellowship and spiritual growth! All are welcome!

Confirmation

2nd Sundays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sanctuary Patio (through Nov 8, 2020)

Confirmation is a special time when youth who have completed 7th grade have the opportunity to carefully reflect on and explore their faith and relationship with God. The confirmation year is one of discovery and experience. It is a chance to ask and attempt to answer questions of faith in a relaxed, fun, and safe environment with others who are on the same journey.

For more information or to sign up for confirmation, please contact:
Pastor Jordan
jdavis@kirkofkildaire.org

 

Virtual Youth Ministry

Pandemic Schedule: Sundays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Contact Pastor Jordan for meeting link

In an effort to meet the needs of our community, we are also offering a virtual youth ministry option! This gathering will follow a similar format and schedule as our in-person safe gatherings each week. All are welcome!

Social Justice Discussion Group
3rd Wednesday’s, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Contact Pastor Jordan for meeting link

There is a LOT going on in our world right now, and a lot of it might be confusing! We will break down some of the questions we have about social justice, equity, race, and hunger this year on zoom. What do these things even mean? What is our role? What does GOD call us to do? We are not pushing political agendas, but we are seeing where our faith and relationship with God takes us as individuals and as a group. I hope you can join us!

Throughout the year, youth are encouraged to attend Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church-sponsored retreats, mission trips and youth conferences.

Fall Retreat (Middle School)
Cancelled Fall 2020 due to pandemic

The fall retreat is for all middle school youth in New Hope Presbytery, put on by Presbytery Youth Council.

It is held at Camp Kanata in Wake Forest, NC.

Spring Retreat (High School)
Schedule TBD

The spring retreat is a high school retreat only put on by Presbytery Youth Council.

It is held at Camp Don Lee where the youth sleep in train Box Cars and have days full of fun fellowship by the lake shore.

Appalachia Service Project

June 20-26, 2021
Cost: $300
Registration cap:
25

ASP is a rich tradition at the Kirk! Join other youth, college students, and adults while you work with families through the Appalachian region to make their homes warmer, safer, and drier. This trip is open to anyone who has completed 9th grade.

Massanetta Middle School Conference
Schedule TBD

Cost: $250
Registration Cap: 20

Taking place in the summer, the middle school youth head up to Harrisonburg, VA where Massanetta Springs is located.

They spend a week up there partaking in fun activities like sliding down a hill on a slip and slide or seeing how long they can sit in the cold springs, all the while strengthening their bonds between Christ and their friends.

Montreat Youth Conference (High School)
Schedule TBD

Cost: $300
Registration Cap: 20

This is a week-long summer conference taking place in the mountains of North Carolina at Montreat College. Youth are encouraged to focus on faith development, worship, discussion, and participate in recreation events.

This is a wonderful opportunity to create a sense of companionship among attendees and increase their love and respect for the Lord.

Middle School Mission
Location & Schedule TBD

Cost: $200
Registration Cap: 20

See lives changed in this week-long experience for middle school youth. Weekly activities include devotions, worship, reflection, and dinner with a Meyeres Park Presbyterian Church family. Youth experience up to eight different urban ministries. Ministry sites include serving people who are hungry, homeless, elderly, and disabled as well as children, providing opportunities for both direct service and building relationships!