Christian Education for Middle and High School
Our focus is to equip our youth, and their families, for a lifelong journey of faith in Jesus Christ. Through service, study, and fellowship with one another we are putting our faith into action, applying it to everyday life, and loving our neighbors as ourselves – in the Lowcountry and around the world. Our youth experience the love and grace of God through a variety of fun, life giving activities including mission trips, retreats, Bible studies, and service projects.
Sunday School is an open invitation for you to join us as we wrestle with Scripture, study theology, and seek to understand more of who God has created each of us to be.
TRIPS & RETREATS
Trips and Retreats at MPPC seek to strengthen the community of faith through fellowship, recreation, study, and serving our neighbors here at home and around the world. Whether it is growing in faith through the Montreat Middle School Conference at Maryville College or taking on the zip line at Awanita Valley Christian Retreat Center, it is a response to God’s grace and claim on our lives.
PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH CONNECTION (PYC)
PYC is our Sunday night programming for middle school youth. Each Sunday at PYC we are connecting daily life to faith through fun, fellowship and outreach opportunities.
Confirmation is a unique experience for 8th graders at MPPC. A fall lock-in kicks off the Confirmation experience. Our youth are able to seek out new and meaningful insights to their faith and what is means to be a part of the body of Christ Sunday morning classes, small group discussions, and service opportunities.
MPPC’s High School Ministry is a place where youth gather together to celebrate God. Whether we are worshiping together on Sunday mornings, engaging in meaningful discussion during a mid-week Bible Study, or serving others alongside one of our mission partners, our hope is that our young people will experience God in new and unique ways, so that their lives will be transformed by their relationship with God and with each other.
Sunday School provides a time to enjoy breakfast and fellowship together and then break out into their grade-specific classes. Freshmen explore the stories of God’s people, discovering how their own story is part of the Biblical narrative. Sophomores focus on some of the key people called to do the work of the Lord and learn how their own lives are not that different from the lives of those in Biblical times. Juniors explore the history of the church to gain an understanding of how the church spread from the twelve disciples in Galilee to the churches all the way into Rome. Seniors discover ways to use their spiritual gifts to serve God by serving others, study the teachings of Christ, and explore ways to apply those teachings to their lives after high school.
PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH CONNECTION (PYC)
PYC is our Monday night programming for High School Youth. Hosted at a different house each week, our high schoolers participate in a youth-led Bible study with various topics throughout the year.
Summer Trips keep the high school youth very busy. For our first summer trip, we head up to the mountains of North Carolina for a week to participate in the Montreat Youth Conference. We then travel to Raleigh, North Carolina for a week working with the folks at Raleigh Youth Mission doing mission work with various organizations in downtown Raleigh. Then a group goes to Bamberg, South Carolina to work on houses alongside other youth with the Salkehatchie Summer Service. At the end of the summer, eight to ten of our youth join a group of adults and fly down to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to work with the LAMB Institute.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Monday Night Bible Study is a youth-led, weekly meeting hosted at a different family’s house each week. This time is spent in focused discussion guided by various books and lessons, each rooted in scripture. Studies include The Barefoot Way, various lessons from thethoughfulchristian.com, and MPPC’s church-wide Lenten Small Group study.