Coming of Age

Our yearlong Coming of Age program is designed to acknowledge the transition between childhood and youth. It’s a vibrant program focusing on the youths themselves and their unique journeys. Coming of age is a transformative experience. While exploring life's big questions, each participant strives to assume self-responsibility, gain self-confidence, experience an expanded world, understand the importance of community, and develop a personal value system. Our Coming of Age youth spend a whole church year intentionally considering and articulating their individual truth or faith. Our goals are to:
  • Provide youth with the tools to begin intentionally shaping their own spiritual lives 
  • Encourage youth to create their own “empowering stories” 
  • Create a space and time for deep authentic relationships among youth, facilitators, mentors, and the congregation