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GRACE GATHERING YOUTH

Equipping communities of teens to live and lead like Jesus.

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We exist for students to encounter God and respond to what He is saying.

Locations and Times

East High School

MOMENTUM

TIME
Sunday Nights
6:00p – 8:00p

LOCATION
Grace Gathering East
3157 Minnich Rd New Haven, IN 46774

East Middle School

SHIFT

TIME
Wednesday Nights
7:00p – 8:30p

LOCATION
Grace Gathering East
3157 Minnich Rd, New Haven, IN 46774

North High School

CATALYST

TIME
Sunday Nights
6:00p – 8:00p

LOCATION
The Green’s House
16246 Aquila Ct
Huntertown, IN 46748

North Middle School

SIX33

TIME
Wednesday Nights
7:00p – 8:30p

LOCATION
Parkview Family YMCA
10001 Dawsons Creek Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Next Event:

Teens, Screens, and Mental Health: What Parents Need to Know

When & Where:

Wednesday, February 19th from 7-8:30pm at Grace Gathering East

Info:

Paige Clingenpeel will be joining us for a night of equipping parents in the areas of teen mental health, technology, and engaging with our teens. Paige is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, with a passion to help youth and their parents navigate the world of adolescence. She has spoken all over the nation for parenting, women, youth and professional counseling conferences and retreats. She presently lives in Fort Wayne with her husband Ryan and is the mother of 2 daughters, 2 sons and Bauer, the therapy dog! We would love to invite all parents of high schoolers, middle-schoolers, and elementary students to join us for a night to learn about teen mental health, technology, and how we can engage with them in these areas. We hope to equip parents to be able to bring the healing, loving, powerful name of Christ to their teens lives as they walk side-by-side in the midst of a broken world.

For:

Parents of Middle Schoolers at all Grace Gathering locations (SHIFT & SIX33)

Camp Zion 2020

Dates:

June 29 – July 3

Info:

Coming soon…

Grades: 6-12

Youth Missional Communities

TARGETS

A Target is a youth missional community, and we have several across the greater Fort Wayne area. Each Target is a group of students and adults who see themselves as a family, who have a predictable pattern of meeting each week, and who are missionally-driven to reach other teens with the gospel.

Each week, they meet for a meal or snack, enjoy hanging out, and invite other students who are open to knowing more about Jesus. As Targets grow, their goal is to multiply into more missional communities.

Most of our Targets are student led. We currently have 13 Targets in the greater Fort Wayne area and have seen many students come to faith in Jesus!  Our goal in the next year is to pray for 10 more emerging Targets by 2020.

For more information, you can email Brian Gerig at bgerig@gracegathering.com

Youth Stories

FAQs for Parents

Will my son or daughter be welcomed?

Yes! We know that visiting a new group of people can be a little outside people’s comfort zone. We work hard at making sure your son or daughter feels welcomed by adults as well as other students.

What do you teach?

We meet students where they are and create space for them to meet God through worship, the Bible, and each other. Because Jesus asked us to disciple others, we place a high emphasis on knowing God’s voice and responding to what He is saying. We use Jesus’ life as an example and train teens to live and lead like him. At youth gatherings, we pattern each week to represent one of three aspects of Jesus’ life: UP (worship), IN (serving), and OUT (evangelism).

Is it safe for my son/daughter to be a part of Grace Gathering Youth?

Absolutely! We interview and perform background checks for all of our leaders. On youth trips, we have a 1 to 7, adult to teens ratio. We take seriously the responsibility of keeping our kids safe and reducing the risk of harm to your student.

Is there opportunity to fundraise for trips?

Yes! We work hard at making sure your son or daughter is able to go on our Summer trips and Winter Blast Weekend! We try to keep costs as low as possible, but we realize that finances can be a burden, especially if you have more than one student involved. Each year there are opportunities for kids to fund-raise, do extra jobs for others at Grace Gathering, and qualify for scholarships for families with multiple students.

Please contact us! Don’t let cost keep your son/daughter from participating!

Meet Our Youth Staff

Adam Smith


adamsmith@gracegathering.com

Audrey Murray

Breckelle Miller


bhieber@gracegathering.com

Sawyer Miller


smiller@gracegathering.com

Grace Maconochie

Middle School Team Leader (North)
gmaconochie@gracegathering.com

Brian Gerig



bgerig@gracegathering.com

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