Cris Stricker has been a mom to our young girls since the very beginning of the ministry. The relationships that have been forged through the their small group moments, retreats at Maranatha, and occasional text messages and phone calls are priceless. Samantha Quick has just recently joined the team as our new Youth Program Director! We are so excited to have her as she joins Cris, and so many others who have volunteered their time to empower the youth! Having a full-time youth director has been a long-time prayer for us, and it is through your faithful partnership and financial investment that we were able to bring Samantha on board. She’s already brought new programs and new volunteers to the ministry, and OUR KIDS ARE EXCITED!!!
This fall, LifeBUILDERS kicked off brand new youth programs for Kids and Teens in our area. We are SO excited!!! Our Kids program, "CreativeBUILDERS" was completely filled up weeks before the semester even kicked off! Check out what we’re doing…
TEEN GIRLS CLUB | 6th-12th grade
Mondays from 3:15-5:15 @ The Branch
Teen girls grow in God and with each other through games, food, crafts, Bible studies, small groups, serving opportunities, and so much more! They are building real relationships through these activities, and have LOTS of fun doing so!
TEEN GUYS CLUB | 6th-12th grade
Tuesdays @ The Branch
ROCK THE MIC | 3:15-5:00
A musical program for guys who are interested in rap, poetry, singing, and writing. From writing, to performing, to producing - young men ware encouraged to use their talents to glorify God as they are given high-level training and mentorship in music creation.
BOYZ TO GENTZ | 5:00-7:00
A great time of fellowship for young men, where they learn to set an example for their peers on how to be upstanding men in today’s world. Taking examples of great men in the Bible, they are taught social etiquette and how to treat women as well as each other. They enjoy a time of fellowship over a meal at the beginning of each session.
CREATIVE BUILDERS | K-5th grade
Thursdays | 3:15-5:00 @ The Branch
In the creative class, children focus on using their talents in drawing, painting, and all things creative… for Christ! They are shown how to express their creativity in diverse ways, bringing glory to Jesus Christ! This expression can include nature, spoken word, sculpting, movies, music, and so much more.
One Saturday, each month, we host a Creative Builders Camp from 10:00-3:00 at The Branch, where students enjoy the same experience that they get for a month at our summer day camp. They participate in a variety of activities as they learn about Jesus, build friendships, and enjoy meals together.