That each student is heard, known, valued, and discipled.
On Wednesday nights throughout the school year from 6:00 - 7:30 the Jr. High and High School will come together for Life Groups.
We will have food from 6:00 - 6:30. After that, we will have a short lesson and then split up into groups to further discuss it.
There will be games and activities as well.
During the Summer we meet in the youth pastor's home. We play games, have snacks, and have a bible study.
Currently we have two sessions that can be attended.
The first session is from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The second session is from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Both of these are on Wednesday evenings.
If you have any questions, or need directions, please contact the church and ask for Joe.
Twice a year we take students to Ozark Christian College for youth conferences.
One is for junior high students & the other for high school students.
During these conferences students have fun learning more about God as well as checking out a potential Christian college option.
These conferences last two days and are filled with great worship, great speakers, and a lot of fun.
Get-A-Way for junior high students is usually the first weekend of September.
The Event for high school students usually is the first weekend of November.
Believe is a youth conference our junior high students go to once a year. This conference is put on by C.I.Y. (Christ In Youth).
These conferences are located throughout the nation.
At Believe students will come closer to Christ in a fun way.
During this two day conference we will experience great worship, great teaching, and have some great fun.
C.I.Y. Believe occurs in the spring.
N.Y.R. is an amazing week long youth retreat in Colorado. This event challenges our youth to go deeper in their faith. During this retreat they will experience awesome worship, participate in fun activities, and have great discipleship. This event is a major catalyst for change for many of our youth kids.
N.Y.R. occurs in July.
Is an event we do around Thanksgiving where we invite all our youth kids to a fun Thanksgiving dinner. We play games and share a meal together as a youth group.
Is an event we do as our Christmas/New Year's Eve party.
We do a white elephant gift exchange, play all kinds of games, and usually go do some kind of activity like Skyzone or bowling.
About the Student Minister
Joe Davis was raised for the majority of his life in Strafford, MO right outside the Springfield area.
Joe attended Ozark Christian College along with his wife, Kelsey.
Joe's passion has always been youth ministry.
Joe and Kelsey moved to the Linn area in 2018 along with their daughter, Lacey and their expected daughter, Ava.
Some of Joe's hobbies include:
sports, chess, mma, and the outdoors.
Kelsey enjoys riding horses, music, and the outdoors.