We offer a variety of programs at Grace that youth can participate in. Our youth program consists of an annual mission trip, milestones recognition, retreats, prayer partners, youth group, and mission-oriented activities. We don't feel it’s enough just to have a youth group for the kids to hangout separate from the life of the church. Our goal is to put in place intergenerational experiences and relationship oriented activities that promote and instill a lifelong faith. We are proud that our program focuses on “walking alongside” parents and encourages all our kids to be “spiritually vibrant” people of faith into adulthood. Contact Jessica Hagen, our Family Ministry Coordinator for more information or to be added to our email to get updates and upcoming events. JessicaHagen@gracecolorado.com
Every year Grace youth go on a mission trip. In 2023 they went to the Native American Outreach Ministries Inc (NAOMI) House. NAOMI House is dedicated to providing a safe and loving home for Native American Children. The youth weeded, cleaned, and maintained the property so that NAOMI house was able to pass the safety inspection. The youth also built relationships with the kids living at the home. We are so proud of their work and are excited about our 2024 Guatemala trip in July.
Each child and young person at Grace is intentionally assigned an adult for the prayer partners program. The prayer partner gets to know the family, prays for them often, and attends prayer partner activities with them. Prayer partners build great relationships and often support the child by sending cards, checking in on them, and praying for them. Prayer partners are faith supporters and walk alongside the child as they grow.
Grace's Confirmation program, designed for students in 8th grade and beyond, offers a multifaceted program that includes group experiences, mentor-guided lessons, at-home discussions, a group retreat in the mountains, personal reflection, and engaging in acts of service to others. To learn more about the program, click HERE.
Part of walking alongside families is cheering on the significant moments and achievements in their lives. We celebrate a wide range of accomplishments, like starting kindergarten, receiving their first communion, getting a driver's license, participating in mission trips, and much more. When a child or youth celebrates a milestone, they get a stone/rock to add to their collection and are recognized and blessed in front of the congregation.
During the year, Grace offers a few retreat options for youth that help youth build a sense of community, make new friends, and deepen their faith.
Some examples of youth groups' involvement in community service include assisting at local food banks, raking leaves for senior citizens, and putting together blessing bags to distribute useful items to the homeless. Ways they can serve the Grace community include volunteering for Vacation Bible School, stuffing Easter eggs, or showcasing their musical talents through instrumentals or vocal performances during worship services.
Grace has created a college scholarship program in which youth can participate in the choir or band and earn $500.00 scholarship per semester toward any college you plan to attend OR music lessons. We have partnered with Littleton School of music to offer lessons to our scholarship Youth.