The young people in our congregation are far more than spectators. They are active in the Lord's work through worship, Bible classes, devotionals, service projects, camps, missions, leadership training, as well as other activities and gatherings throughout the year. J. J. Hendrix, our Family Involvement minister, works with their families to help them achieve and maintain godly standards as they grow in the Lord. Spencer Ross, our Missions & Outreach minister, works especially with our King's Kids (kindergarten - 5th grade) and their families. If you are a parent looking for a congregation where you and your children will find godly fellowship and opportunities to exercise your desire to serve the Lord, you will find it here at Northwest.
Every month our young people gather to spend time encouraging one another, praising God, and studying His Word, in addition to our normally scheduled services.
Throughout the year our young people devote time working together in various capacities, either to beautify the city, promote an upcoming event, or accomplish some other good work.
We love having our young people gather for some good clean fun. We enjoy movie nights, game days, mystery quests and more.
Youth Led Services
Our boys lead the afternoon worship at 1:00 p.m. on selected dates and at our fifth Wednesdays singing nights. We also have a training session for our girls in the chapel just for the women of the congregation at 12:30 p.m. We are so proud of these boys and girls, and their desire to lead and to serve God's people.
The NWY (6th-12th grades) participate each January in this faith building retreat at Camp Pettijohn in Oklahoma. The purpose of WinterQuest is to help each camper develop spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically (Luke 2:52) and to help campers enjoy and grow in a simple environment. The dates for 2020 are January 17-19. Visit winterquest.org to find out more.
This event is for our 8th-12th graders at the Lewisville church of Christ each February. Teach The Truth (T3) Commission is not a youth rally or retreat. It is a weekend for young people who understand Christianity and want to learn how to better communicate the truth of the gospel to their friends and family. The dates for 2020 are February 14-16. Visit t3texas.com to find out more.
Summer Youth Series (SYS)
The Summer Youth Series is a weekly gathering of youth groups from around the Dallas/Fort Worth area for worship and fellowship. These events are held on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. during the summer months. They include congregational singing, a message from God's Word that is geared specifically for teens and the challenges they face, followed by a meal for all. THE YOUTH GROUPS ARE NOT ABLE TO GATHER IN 2020 BUT OUR GROUP IS MEETING AT OUR BUILDING EACH WEEK AT 6 P.M. FOR DINNER AND TO WATCH A VIDEO RECORDING OF THE MESSAGE AT 7 P.M. ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Vacation Bible School (VBS) brings together all our members to provide a unique learning experience for all ages (0-100+). With singing, Bible lessons, crafts, refreshments and special prizes, everyone has a reason to attend VBS. Join us this year July 15-17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. THIS YEAR'S VBS HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND CHANGED TO A ONE DAY EVENT SATURDAY, AUGUST 8.
In the summer our young people (incoming 4th graders through graduating high school seniors) spend one week away from worldly influences to grow closer to God with young people and adults from other congregations of the Lord's church, building eternal bonds and worshiping their Creator. This year we will go to Inner Circle Christian Camp in Quartz Mountain, Oklahoma on June 21-26. THIS YEAR'S CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Camp Ida Leadership session
This camp is led by J. J. Hendrix each year to train interested boys and girls to be Christian leaders. The dates for 2020 are June 28-July 3. THIS YEAR'S CAMP WILL NOT BE HELD ON SITE AT CAMP IDA BUT THERE IS A FREE VIRTUAL CAMP FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE HERE. THERE WILL ALSO BE A CAMP AT OUR CHURCH BUILDING BEGINNING SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2 P.M. FOR OUR YOUTH. WE WILL WATCH LIVESTREAM LESSONS, HAVE DINNER AND OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR FUN AND FELLOWSHIP UNTIL 8:00 P.M. THE CAMP WILL CONTINUE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AT 8:15 A.M. UNTIL 8:00 P.M. BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED EACH DAY.
Many of our young people participate in this year-round program to help develop their skills and love for God, His Word, His church, and the lost. Our young people have regular L2L activities throughout the year (check here and on our At A Glance and Daily Events calendars) and they attend the L2L convention every Easter weekend in Grapevine, TX. Click here to visit the L2L website. THIS YEAR'S L2L HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Other Training Camps
Titus Camp: The Keller Church of Christ hosts this camp for boys in 6th-9th grades to help equip them to lead God's people preaching and teaching the Word of God. The dates for 2020 are pending. CANCELED
Owls Camp: OWLS stands for Outstanding Women Leading and Serving. The Lewisville Church of Christ hosts this camp for young ladies in 9th-12th grades to train them to use their talents in service to the Lord and His people. The dates for 2020 are pending. CANCELED
Tabitha Camp: The Keller Church of Christ hosts this camp for girls in 6th-8th grades to teach the many ways they can use their talents to serve in the church. The dates for 2020 are pending. CANCELED
Lewisville Preacher Training Camp: The Lewisville Church of Christ hosts this camp for young men in 10th-12th grades to train them to teach and preach the Word of God. The dates for 2020 are pending. CANCELED
Brown Trail Preachers Training Camp: The Brown Trail Church of Christ in Bedford hosts this camp for young men to train them to teach and preach the Word of God. The dates for 2020 are July 19-24. CANCELED
Our young people engage in good works near and far on a yearly basis. Check Northwest Mission Trips for more information about the exciting trips in 2020, including The Ark and Creation Museum in Kentucky for high schoolers CANCELED, the Greenwood church in Decatur for middle schoolers POSTPONED TO 2021, a congregational mission to Woodland Park, Colorado POSTPONED TO 2021 and a trip to the Philippines for all Christians with World Bible Institute CANCELED.
Northwest church of christ
6059 Azle Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76135 817-237-1205 email@example.com northwestcofc.org