Youth Christian Education

The IPC Youth Ministry exists to join in God’s welcome of all people, to cultivate environments for growing in the love of God, and to serve one another and the world.

Youth ministry at IPC for students in 7th-12th grade is about building relationships, meeting youth where they are in their lives, and, most of all, growing together as we grow in our relationships with Jesus Christ. 

Youth Ministry Core Values

  • Authentic: We design spaces and experiences where people can truly be themselves in genuine Christian community.
  • Inclusive: We embrace the diversity of God’s people by fostering welcoming environments.
  • Joyful: We enjoy and glorify God.
  • Transformational: We challenge one another in ways that create change both in ourselves and in our community.

Get Involved

  • Youth Grill Tuesdays

    Join Youth Director JD Tyler on Tuesdays from 5:30-7 pm on the Patio at Highland Hall for dinner and a discussion of the last Sunday's Sunday School lesson.

  • Classes for rising 9th and 10th graders to be held Aug. 15 - Nov. 14.

  • Rising high school juniors and seniors selected through a summer application process will review and reward grants to agencies through the IPC Foundation. Apply by July 15.

  • Montreat Youth Conference affirms youth in their calling to be and to shape the church of Jesus Christ.

  • Sign up for our 8:45 am and 11 am Sunday worship services.

Our Youth in the News

As the new Director of Youth Faith Formation, my hope is that the youth of our church will come to know that they too belong to the maker of heaven and Earth. I’m so excited to begin this work and fellowship with you all.

Over the summer, youth embarked on their mission trip to Chiapas, Mexico. They worked with members of local churches with light construction and painting. IPC youth Bebe Holloway reflects on the experience and connecting with people there.

I found that living a life motivated by faith and good heartedness fixes more problems than any amount of donations or charity work. I was so blessed to be able to experience this once in a lifetime trip at such a young age. Now, I know what living a life as the Lord’s servant really means.

If you’ve been around Ministry Architects at all, you've probably heard this metaphor about the dance floor. But just in case, allow me to spell it out. The dance floor is the set of systems where our ministry to youth takes place. Without healthy systems, we can create the most engaging programs known to youth ministry, and dancers will continue to be carried off that floor broken and disappointed, one after another.

When asked what they did this summer, eight youth will be able to say, "I helped build church classrooms in Mexico as part of the first recent IPC youth global mission team."