Northside Youth Ministry

Join us for class Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Room.

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The Northside YG exists to provide a safe, fun, and loving environment that continues the spiritual development of our youth. We offer classes, small groups, service opportunities, and relationship-building activities for students in 6th–12th grades. These are often tailored for our specific middle school and high school ministries, but we enjoy a number of combined events as well.

We believe that God has gifted our young people to serve in many different ways starting right now. It is our goal to help them discover those gifts, and provide opportunities to serve others using these gifts. In doing so, they provide new life and energy to our Northside body, as well as learn how to be a healthy member of the body of Christ once they graduate from our ministry.

Come join us!

We believe the Bible is amazingly cool and invites us into a lifelong journey of discovery and transformation! We eagerly invite you to join us in this daily walk, as we seek to grow deeper in relationship with our creator.

During the school year we offer Sunday morning classes, Sunday evening small groups, and Wednesday gatherings. During the summer we have a full calendar of activities including bible studies, local outings, service opportunities, camps, and Wilderness Trek.

Stay connected

For the most up-to-date info, sign up for our Remind messages:

Text @a2938g to (801) 762-8130.

Meeting times

Sunday Class: 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Sunday Chill: 4:30–6:00 p.m. (select Sundays)

Wednesday Gathering: 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Current Series

Have you ever been hurt so badly by someone that you desperately wanted revenge? When we’re treated cruelly or unfairly, it’s natural to want justice. But what does “ justice” really mean? Is it only about handing out consequences and punishment to the people who have wronged us? Or could it be about something more? How do we balance forgiveness and grace with truth and consequences? There’s someone in the Old Testament of the Bible whose life has a lot to teach us about justice. In this 4-week series, the story of Joseph will help us see that justice is love in action and that, when we’re wronged by others, we can hold on to hope, trust that integrity can withstand injustice, and learn to practice justice that restores what’s broken.

Tip of the month

There are a lot of “church” words that get thrown around, but aren’t often defined, like fasting! What is fasting, and what is the point? Check out this video for 5 Tips on talking to your teen about Fasting.

Upcoming events

Loaves & Fishes: January 29, 10:00 – 1:00 pm, at Northside.

Area Wide Devo: February 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at Northside.

SoulLink: February 25-27, Bammel Church of Christ, Houston, TX.

Volunteers

Our youth ministry is full of passionate volunteers that have a genuine desire to share the love of Jesus. If you want to serve in the Northside YG we have a place for you! We need volunteers to help with teaching, cooking, transportation, hosting, small groups, and more. Fill out this form and we will contact you the next time we have a need that you can help with!

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MEDICAL AND TRAVEL RELEASE FORM

Ben Crain

Youth Minister

Ben Crain began serving as the interim Youth Minister in August 2020, and became the full-time minister in January 2021. After a long career in Retail Management, Ben is thrilled to be working in full-time ministry, alongside the youth of Northside. Ben has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting/Drawing from Abilene Christian University. He loves incorporating his passion for art and all things visual, into his teaching of God’s word. His other interests, like Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, hiking, sports, and eating, help connect him to the youth group. Or, as some like to say, he doesn’t act or talk like someone his age. Ben takes this as a compliment. He sees the young people of Northside as a mission field, and feels called to share the love of Jesus with them, in the hope they will choose to follow Jesus and be blessed all of their days. He and his wife Rachel, have been married 19 years, and enjoy living in Bulverde with their two dogs.

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