Youth Ministries at Manassas Church of the Brethren
Youth Are Important
At Manassas Church of the Brethren
We have both Jr. High and Sr. High youth groups, and each group meets regularly for learning, service, and FUN. During the spring and fall, we gather on Wednesday nights after an all-church dinner. In the summer, we travel near and far to serve our neighbors and grow in faith, working in partnership with local service organizations in Manassas and getting out of our comfort zones through Church of the Brethren Workcamps and conferences. We are active in the Mid-Atlantic District of the Church of the Brethren youth activities, joining together with other Brethren youth for retreats, lock-ins, service projects and fun. Year-round, we spend time together nurturing our relationships with God and with each other.
Youth at Manassas Church of the Brethren are well loved and loved well. Our youth ministry is not separate from the life of the larger church: youth are engaged in intentional intergenerational relationships. Our youth serve in worship as liturgists, sound technicians, ushers, acolytes and musicians. They are active in our nurseries and Sunday school classes, and included on search committees, ministry teams and conversations of mission and vision. In 2014, we began a mentoring program that partners 7th and 8th grade youth with adult mentors from the congregation. These mentoring pairs commit to praying for one another every day, checking in with each other once each week, and hanging out together once a month.