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!
Equipping disciples to be confidently grounded in God’s presence and love.
Guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ, we support youth and young adults as they openly share the joys and struggles of their lives and encourage them as they wrestle with and grow in their faith, making it their own and providing a safe place for youth and young adults to celebrate the gifts God has given them and encouraging them to embark on a path of service and leadership with the Kirk and the broader community.
“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 before Labor Day through the Sunday before Memorial Day.
Gathering in person Sunday mornings at 9:15 am in the Youth Wing.
During the 2022-2023 year, 6th – 12th graders will reflect on ”Behold! I am doing a new thing!” ( Isaiah 43: 18-19 ) using scripture, a variety of media outlets, and their own experiences.
Gathering in person Sundays at 5:00 pm
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 next year, please contact Muriel Roberson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office, 919-467-4944.
The forms & packets listed directly below have been updated for the 2022-23 church year. Some trip information is still being updated – check back soon trip dates and details!
Throughout the year, youth are encouraged to attend Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church-sponsored retreats, mission trips and youth conferences.
NOTE: The information listed below will be updated soon for the 2022-23 school year.
Fall Retreat (Middle School)
November 11-12, 2022
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)
March 17-19, 2023
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 18-24, 2023
Registration cap: 25 (FULL)
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
July 13-16, 2023
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)
July 9-15, 2023
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 Trip
July 30 – August 4, 2023
Registration Cap: 20
See lives changed in this week-long experience for middle school youth. Weekly activities have included reflection and dinner with a Myers 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!