Our desire is to create spaces and relationships where everyone in our church, especially youth of all ages, can experience God's abundant grace. Together we desire to raise a Jesus-loving generation! Find out all the ways that can happen here...
Ages 0 to 3rd Grade - Sunday morning
Every Sunday gathering we will have small groups where kids can experience belonging and discover God's Word. Arrive a few minutes before 10am on Sunday to check your child in at our KidsRock! Welcome Table, or register in advance here. Our KidsRock! small groups gather at different times:
Infants (ages 0 to 2) - 10am-11:15am: We have trained, caring nursery workers ready to engage and care for your little one during the entire gathering time.
Preschool & Elementary (age 3 to 3rd grade) - 10am-11:15am: After opening worship at Gates, our preschoolers and elementary kids break out into age-specific small groups where they can learn and encounter God's Word, get teaching in large group, and build community together.
4th-5th Grade Small Group - SUNDAY MORNINGS (2nd-4th Sundays)
A contributor to the urban dictionary once defined a "tween" as "a creature that is said to be between the ages of 9 and 12, who for some reason, has immense 'confidence' in themselves." Our goal is to recognize this special age and help tweens develop immense confidence in God!
To that end, we encourage our tweens to worship with the adults on the first Sunday of every month. This way they can learn the rhythms of worship God, share in communion, and learn from the sermon. Then, that afternoon, the Tweens group does a special activity after church. The other 3 Sundays of the month, after the opening worship, they meet with their TweensRock small group, led by Rachel & Phil Hoffman. They study Scripture, talk, and play games. For questions about tweensRock!, contact Pastor Becky or our KidsRock director Kelly.
Join the TweensRock group on MyRock to stay informed about upcoming opportunities.
Jr. HIGH (Grades 6th-8th) & SR. HIGH (9th-12th) - Sundays, 5:30-7:30pm
During the school year, junior and senior high youth groups meet up on Sunday evenings, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at our Church Ministry office (562 Mass. ave., Acton). We start with games, break for food, and then spend some time growing in our faith together through worship, teaching and small groups.
We also have special events about once a month including our winter retreats, snow tubing, local service projects, and more. During the summer, we have service projects, pool parties, and more.
Check out our events page for details about the next gathering. You can find our current semester calendar HERE. To learn more about youth ministry and receive regular updates, join the Youth Ministry group on MyRock, or contact Pastor Becky or our youth ministry resident I.J.
The Milestones curriculum is our way of partnering with parents in raising a Jesus-loving generation by coming alongside you during key transitions or spiritual milestones in the formation of your child. It has been researched and developed by Pastor Brian of Highrock Arlington.
There are currently eleven Milestones, which occur at various times throughout the year. Click here to see a quick overview for each Milestone. You can also listen to or read an introduction to Milestones to learn more.
Family camp! Another way that we grow as families is through a week together each summer at Pilgrim Pines in Swanzey, NH.
Join us August 2017 for another great week at camp! Email Pastor Becky for more info.