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Purpose Statement

The YOUTH ministries of American Reformed Church exist to:

  • YIELD our hearts to God – worship
  • OPEN our minds to His Word – discipleship
  • UNITE with His family – fellowship
  • TELL others about His love – evangelism
  • HELP serve in His kingdom – ministry

Youth Activities

The Vine Sr. High Youth Group (8th-12th grade in youth room) – Sun. @ 10:50-11:40 AM

Sunday School (6th-7th grades) – Sun. @ 10:50-11:40 AM

Hangout (8th-12th grade at Craig Hayenga’s home) – 1st + 3rd Sun. @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Power Crunch Supper (multi-purpose room) – Wed. @ 5:30-6:00 PM

The Hub Middle School Youth Group (6th-12th grade in youth room) – Wed. @ 6:00-7:00 PM

#507 Quarterly Youth Rally (6th-12th grades) – 4 times a year at local churches @ 6:30-8:00 PM

Summer Mission Trips and Youth Conferences

Upcoming Special Events

*** Graduation Recognition – Sun., July 19 – Cade Lindner will be celebrated on Sunday during the worship service, and a cake reception will follow

*** Cabin Day in Canisota, SD – Sat., July 25 – meet at church 9:30 AM & return by 5 PM – Parents are encouraged to come along and drive their kids, but let Maggie know if you need a ride.  Also be sure to RSVP by July 19.

*** Summer Nights – July 27-29 from 6-9 PM at Centennial Park with other local youth groups for a camp type experience with games, snacks, and worship (no singing) – Everyone will be encouraged to bring their own chairs.

*** Silent Love Auction – Aug. 3-5 – Item lists with photos can be picked up on Aug. 2, and available on a Facebook event.  Bids will be made through email, text, or phone calls.

*** VBS “Family-Style” – Aug. 9-11 from 6-7:30 PM in ARC Center around tables – Let Maggie know if you would like to volunteer.



Suggested Links

Synod Youth – Synod of the Heartland activities including Power Connection, the Middle School Retrreat, and Rocky Mountain High

Inspiration Hills Camp & Retreat Center – Reformed Church Camp in Inwood, IA

Northwest Iowa Teens Encounter Christ – Powerful Christian weekend retreat for 10th-12th grade students based in NW Iowa

Crossroads Teens Encounter Christ – Powerful Christian weekend retreat for 9th-12th grade students based in the tri-state area

LifeLight Z8 Initiative – Youth led movement through events around the nation

Dare2Share – Resources for outreach and devotions focused on The CAUSE

YouVersion – Bible reading plans with mobile applications

Real World Parents – Help for families to grow in Christ and to accomplish God’s purpose