Youth

Growing together.

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

At GBC you will see a youth program dedicated to providing intentional opportunities for students to grow closer to Jesus.   We accomplish this by fostering deep relationships between teens and adults, providing youth opportunities to invest in many different ministries, and creating a culture where Jesus is primary in our lives.

Just for Youth

Special Activities

Special activities throughout the year include theme parks,  mission trips, fellowship nights, Bible studies, ministry events and much more.

Wednesday Youth Group

Join us from 7-9p on Wednesday nights for a great time of fellowship, worship and studying God's word together.

Classes

We offer specific classes for grades 6 through 12 after the Sunday gathering that are designed to grow teens in their knowledge and love for Jesus.  Junior High students meet inside the church while High Schoolers meet out in the youth building.

Small Groups

Get Connected. Go Deeper.

Our small groups meet every Wednesday to pray together, talk through the lesson and do life together.  There are also times through the year where we have community nights, which are nights planned in hopes of having fun and building deeper relationships.
Elevate Winter retreats take place at CranHill Ranch, a Bible camp just outside of Big Rapids.  Students will enjoy great Bible Teaching, praise and worship, and of course a ton of winter retreat fun.  Make sure to pack warm clothes, snow pants, gloves, hats, etc., as we will be outside enjoying broomball, tubing and more!  Register today to make sure you are able to join us for a fantastic weekend.   Cost for the weekend is $100/student.
Junior High Dates:  February 10-12, 2023
Senior High Dates:  February 17-19, 2023
Meet and leave from GBC at 5:45pm Friday, and return 12:00pm on Sunday.
Bring cash for snacks at the barn store or trail rides ($20).
Paying electronically?  You can do so through our online giving portal, please add that you are paying for winter retreat in the memo (multiple children at a time), or by clicking the pay here button below (1 child at a time).  
We have a long standing partnership with Camp Nathanael in Kentucky.  For many years we have sent a team down to clean, paint, construct, whatever they need in order to encourage and support them as they minister to so many around them.  If you would like to go plan on having long work days that will encourage their staff, and in turn encourage your heart as well.   Click on the registration button for more info and to sign up for the team heading to Camp Nathanael over Spring break.   Feel free to pay by following the link or by submitting a check or cash.
Spend a night having fun at Craig's Cruisers with us!  Fellowship, fun and food will all be a part of the evening.  Plan to get tired and have a great time!  Meet at church at 10:15p and pick up the next morning at 6:30a.  Parents could also meet us at the facility at 11p and pick up there at 5a.  Click the button below to register, and then either pay online or pay by check or cash.  Hope to see everyone there!

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