The Immanuel Youth are an integral part of our community of faith. This congregation does not view students as objects of ministry but as agents of ministry who are gifted by God to help Immanuel carry out our unique mission in the world. As we worship together, study God's Word together, serve together, and fellowship together, we are learning how to practice the radical, compassionate disicpleship taught by Jesus Christ.
On Sunday mornings, the Immanuel Youth gather at 9:15 a.m. in the Youth Room (Room #2310) for Bible study led by interim Youth Minister Chris Dean. Youth are actively engaged in worship at Immanuel as Scripture readers and ushers. The Immanuel Youth regularly serve as volunteers in extended session, and they assist with special events like Fall Fest, the Easter Egg Hunt, and the Children's Christmas Party.
On Wednesday evenings, the Immanuel Youth sit at the "Youth Table" in Fellowship Hall during our church family supper. From 6:00-7:00 PM, they work on ministry projects and have topical discussions under the leadership of Jimmy and Ann Conn.
Once a month, church members open their homes to the Immanuel Youth on Sunday evenings, providing dinner and fellowship opportunities. The youth have an annual weekend retreat at Penuel Ridge Retreat Center. Throughout the year, students have the chance to participate in a range of ministries with Immanuel's ministry partners, like the Appalachian Outreach mission trip, Operation Inasmuch, The Nashville Food Project, Luke 14:12, and the Boulevard Bolt. The graduating seniors are looking forward to participating in the next mission trip to Haiti in February 2019. Each summer, the Immanuel Youth attend Passport Missions, where they study God's Word, interact with youth from churches across the Southeast, and deepen their love for God and each other.