Chris Roberts (Youth Minister)
Casey Bradshaw & Jay Thurman, Youth Deacons
Junior High/High School Bible Classes
Teachers of our youth are dedicated to imparting Biblical truths and principles into the hearts and minds of our young people. Both textual and topical studies are Bible based. Teachers must have a love for young people and ability to relate to them. Teachers work very closely with our youth minister.
Huddles is a ministry in which adult couples teach and mentor a small group of high school or junior high students. Huddles meet on Wednesday evening. The youth minister provides direction and discussion questions for the adult leaders. Huddles is a great opportunity for students to invite friends to church. Huddle leaders must love young people and be willing to be open about sharing their spiritual journey.
Special Youth Events and Services
Youth ministry provides not only knowledge about God but also provides various opportunities to serve God by serving others. The various youth ministry activities include having either High School or Junior High Bible studies in member’s homes or doing various types of service projects. Currently specific youth events include a Junior High summer trip, Junior High Amarillo service project, the High School Houston Opportunity Camp, Fall Retreat and special mission trips. Adult workers are needed to serve as van drivers, sponsors, assist with food preparation and etc.
Monday Meal Ministry
During the school year University church provides a free lunch on Mondays for juniors and seniors of Canyon High School. This meal is served in our Family Activity Center. Both women and men are needed to plan, prepare and serve food as well as set up the room. The purpose of this ministry is to reach out to high school students in our community who might not otherwise ever come.
Christian Camping is an important part of our youth ministry program. Our young people attend various camps. However, a vast majority attend Camp Blue Haven which is located in the mountains near Las Vegas, New Mexico. University provides transportation for our students. Van drivers are needed on the weekends to deliver and return our students.
Camp Blue Haven is a Christian camp that has a full time summer staff and highly qualified Bible teachers. In order to secure a place for your child, it is highly recommended that you make your reservations as soon as enrollment is open in January.
Van/Trailer Maintenance and Repair
This ministry is for those who have experience and willingness to help keep our vans and trailers in good repair for church use.