Sanctuary’s youth group is called “Bighouse”. The purpose of Bighouse is to provide an accepting environment for youth to encounter Jesus and grow in relationship with Him, equipping them to impact their community for the kingdom and glory of God.
Youth in grades 6th through 12th, and their friends, are invited to attend. Bighouse meets on Sunday evenings and includes a combination of games, worship, food, Bible study, a message, and small groups. Also, the youth go on hayrides, snow tubing trips, laser tag events, and other fun excursions.
Many mission/outreach opportunities are offered throughout the year including the 30-hour famine, the CROP WALK, the Souperbowl of Caring, and an annual week-long summer mission trip with Christian Endeavor ministries.
Youth Sunday school is for grades 7-12 and meets at 10:30 a.m. The class offers age appropriate/faith based learning of Christian concepts and values with the goal of student engagement and participation. Teachers use self-prepared lesson plans to encourage learning, spiritual growth and personal application for the students. Peer to peer conversation adds value to the learning process in this Sunday school class. On Sunday mornings, youth are also given the opportunity to assist in the children’s Sunday school program or participate in the worship service.