A wise man once said, "Everyone wants two things: they want to be loved, and they want friends." It seems in this generation, it's more obvious than ever. We believe that every teenager is in need of the Gospel, and together, we can find out what God's Word says about his grace, mercy, and power! Illuminate Youth Ministry is a place where Jesus is glorifed, and practical teaching happens. Every student entering 7th grade through the completion of 12th is welcome.
Every Wednesday night, our students gather together to worship the Lord. Our gym opens at 3pm, and students can come hang out, play some basketball, or do some homework. We serve pizza at 6pm for $1, and then worship begins at 6:30.
Small groups provide a great oppurtunity for our students to develop real friendships, and to encourage one another to grow deeper in their faith. We believe the small group atmosphere is where our students can ask real questions, be honest about their struggles and push one another to Jesus.
Every summer, our student venture south to Camp Zephyr for a little refresh and relax. Filled with solid Bible teaching, great worship, paintball, swimming, and crazy games, and the coveted "Toilet Seat of Power". Above all that, our students relish this time together, distraction free and ready to hear from the Lord.
For one week a summer, our student partner with youth groups from the West Columbia area to particpate in local mission work. Columbia United is an oppurunity for your student to serve, regardless of talent, their community. Oh, and we have a little fun too..