BUM Youth is a group who is called to be an intentional family who has fun, builds leaders and strives to follow God's story even when it makes us uncomfortable.
Sunday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 is when we come together as a group to have fun. We play games, eat dinner, worship, but most importantly we remember that we are family and we connect with our Creator.
We believe that we encounter God best when we get outside of our normal routines. We do mission trips, worship weekends, discipleship weeks and enjoy getting away to find God in new ways. Retreat dates for 2018 are:
High School Retreat
Lake Junuluska, NC
This semester we will be emphasizing family groups. Every other week we will break into high school and middle school with the same leaders so that we can build trust and share life and faith together. While the majority of activities will take place on Sunday evenings, there will be outings that the groups will decide on throughout the semester.
One of the most defining aspects of our church is a love of missions. Wanting to live into this, once a month our group will live out our faith instead of having small groups. On these days there will be a variety of activities going on that youth can sign up for in advance. Most will concentrate in SE, but there will be alternatives at the church as well.
Connecting Our Family
Last year we began hosting small groups at the Boys & Girls Club. It began with a boy's group, grew to becoming a co-ed group, and this year has expanded further into two groups, one based on life skills and one on community service work. There will be opportunities that will arise throughout the year for us to connect our Bonsack and SE groups.