College Age Ministry
College Age Ministry
When we say “College Age Ministry” we are referring to High School grads age 18-25. This Ministry is closely tied to our Sticky Faith Initiative. As many of our students who have graduated from NMC Student Ministries spend the majority of their college years on a campus that does not allow them to attend our campus weekly, the efforts of our College Age Ministry tend to be less programmatic and more seasonal.
Some key elements that are a part of our College Age Ministry are:
College Age Bible Study
When is it? Sunday Nights 7:00 p.m. (it will go 90 minutes to 2 hours)
Where is it? We will meet in the YMC LL for the first three weeks (Sept. 17, 24, and Oct. 1) then switch over to Pastor Tim and Kelbi Veenstra’s home starting October 8
Who is it for? Anyone post-high school 18-25 who is looking for an intentional community focused on spiritual growth.
What will we be doing?
Lots of discussion, laughter and getting to know each other.
We will have snacks each week, and some weeks we will eat a meal together.
To start, we will be going through Richard Foster’s Devotional Classics. Books will be provided to read from each week. If you want to purchase one to take home, you can do so for $13.
Who is leading us? The ultimate goal is for this to be a peer learning environment. Brandon Snodgrass will be to lead/facilitate us toward this goal. Tim and Kelbi Veenstra will also be hanging with you a ton.
Generation Next Small Church
A College Age group that meets year round Sunday Morning 9:30-10:30 a.m.
College Age Tuesdays (Summer Only)
A gathering of 18-25 year olds that is all about meaningful community, Bible study and honest discussion. Our time will be marked by 4 key aspects:
1. FOOD – Every night we will have supper together, because something cool happens when we sit together and eat. Meals will include cookout, haystacks, breakfast for supper, pizza, wings, and other tasty treats… And the best part, it’s all FOR FREEEEE!
2. HANG – Every night we will have a time of sitting in circles and sharing from our lives, because we are all on a journey and there’s something good about hearing where others are at while sharing where we’re at.
3. BIBLE STUDY – We are going to study and discuss the Bible together. All 8 weeks we are going to go on a journey through a specific book of the Bible. As we do this, we are going to learn and experience various ways we can go about studying scripture.
4. PRAYER – Every night we will take some time to pray together and for each other.