The Apostle Paul writes,
“So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.”
1 Thessalonians 2:8
Sharing faith and life is the hope and goal of youth, family, and outreach ministries of Peace. Each student and family has their own story. We desire to make space for them to share their stories and to hear (again) the story of God’s love for us and for this world. We connect youth with caring adults in trusting, faith-filled relationships. We offer youth opportunities to grow in faith, discover gifts, serve meaningfully, and develop as leaders.
Sunday School, Sundays from 9:45–10:45 am
In three Sunday morning classes – one for 5th-6th graders, one for 7th-8th graders, and one for high schoolers – caring adult leaders meet youth where they are and help them reflect on faith, scripture, and how God is at work in their lives.
Open Center, Fridays from 3-6 pm
A high school youth drop in and community space. High school students are invited to Peace for a safe space to hang out, have food and fun, and explore community and questions of faith. We encourage the development of physical, mental and spiritual well-being in youth by providing a safe environment, consistent adult involvement, and challenging faith devotionals. If you are able to volunteer your time or some supplies, please contact Youth Ministry Coordinator Brendan Nelson. We can’t wait to see you there!
Feet to Faith, Sundays from 9:45–10:45 am during the school year
Middle school youth gather at Peace for an outing to explore Tacoma and grow in faith in God’s beautiful creation!
Service Learning Trips
Youth of Peace get away to serve, learn, and grow in faith. In the summer, an annual Mission Trip is an opportunity for youth to immerse themselves in a new context to serve God and neighbors and to grow in faith.
Corn Maze, Fool’s Night Out, Lock-ins, and Movie Nights are some examples. These events are not regularly scheduled but happen throughout the year.
Youth are involved in serving through the church; for example, the Easter Breakfast, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day breakfasts, neighborhood clean-ups, and yard work to bless our neighbors. Youth regularly help lead worship, serving as acolytes, readers, ushers, musicians, and assisting ministers.