connect youth

“To strengthen our youth’s walk with Christ
and to shine His Light on the youth of our community. ”

Connect Youth (CY) seeks to provide an environment that is both relevant, meaningful and helpful to the covenant youth of GNC - to strengthen their walk with Christ, and welcoming to the unbelieving youth of our community. 

We welcome all Middle and High School youth to join us twice a month on Sunday evenings to get connected to the Good News about Jesus. Come and experience great teaching, goofy skits, lively praise and worship, fun games, and tasty food from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

In addition, we venture outside to serve our community, attend retreats and go on CY planned events.

upcoming events

We invite you to come and join us for the following events that we are preparing for the Fall and Winter of 2018.

  • CY Opening picnic : September 16, 2018

    Come join us for some good food, fun and fellowship. We are kicking of CY 2018 with a picnic with lots of food and games.

  • CY First Meeting : September 23, 2018

    We are having our first meeting. It's been a couple months since we last gathered and we are looking forward to seeing how you have all grown through the Summer break. Come out and say hi to old friends and look forward to seeing new faces and making new friends! Hope to see you!

  • CY Service project : September 29 - 30, 2018

    Having fun is ..... FUN but serving others by helping where they need us is even BETTER. So, put on your "work" clothes, join us in helping the people of our community and let's work together to connect people to the Good News of Jesus through acts of compassion and love.

  • CY Nerf Battle : October 28, 2018

    Put down your controllers and pull yourselves away from your Fortnite match because a bigger and badder battle is on! It's the "real" thing. Bring your favorite nerf shooters and join in on the action. For one night, the church turns into an arena of strategy and action. Who will win?

  • CY Reality factor : November 9-11, 2018

    After 2 grueling months of diligent studies, you're going to want a break. What better way to un-stress than by going on a retreat with a great group of fun loving people? Set apart the date and schedule in Reality Factor. You won't regret missing a few days of Fortnite but you will appreciate the new, fun memories you will make.

  • CY Christmas party : December 16, 2018

    Over 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ came into the world to show us the great love of God for us. Let's remember Jesus by choosing to share God's love with each and gather to share food, fellowship, gifts and acts of compassion. As the saying goes, "Let's remember to put Christ into our Christmas" and let's do it together.


In partnership with Connect Youth, Battalion provides ministry to boys from 7-12th grade focusing on discipleship and mentoring provided by the men of the church. The mission is "to give a boy everything he needs to be a man of God. He’ll learn real world skills as well as spiritual ones that he can apply throughout is entire life" (Christian Service Brigade). Battalion meets on Friday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm. For more information, click on the photo above.

In cooperation with Connect Youth, Squadron provides ministry to girls in 7-12th grade focusing on discipleship and mentorship provided by the women of the church. Its purpose is “TO challenge and ENCOURAGE each girl to engage in and experience many different activities to help them DEVELOP skills, character, trust, confidence, compassion and leadership to ASSIST them IN their GROWTH to become maturing women of God.” Squadron meets on Friday nights from 7:00 - 8:30pm. For more information, click on the photo above.