Youth Ministries

House of Hope Youth Ministry strives to equip youth with the skills needed to lead a full and meaningful life and to create a safe environment in which they can thrive.

Our Youth Ministry program strives to:

  • Nurture and grow the Christian faith of youth
  • Equip youth with the skills needed to lead a full and meaningful life
  • Create a safe environment for youth in which they can thrive

At House of Hope, we continue to work on the Christian formation of our youth and their integration into the wider church community. Our goal is to provide them with a safe place to explore issues of faith, morals, social justice, and service. Our youth also grow and learn about their faith through retreats, lock-ins, service projects, and mission trips. 

Release Forms:  Click here for the Permission and Release Form.  Click here for the Youth Medical Release Form.

Confirmation

Confirmation is an opportunity to learn about our faith tradition, to understand the core beliefs of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and to take ownership of our faith. Confirmation is a journey we take with our peers, families, and leaders as we deepen both faith and friendships.

A one-year program, confirmation combines classroom and experiential learning opportunities, typically beginning in ninth grade. At the end of the year, students have the opportunity to join the church through a service of “Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant for Those Making a Public Profession of Faith.” Individuals who are not yet baptized, may do so on the day they are confirmed.

High School

Our High School Youth Program is a ministry for young adults in grades 9–12 to experience fellowship, faith formation, and faith in practice.

Sunday Gatherings:
11:15 a.m.–noon in the Youth Room

Middle School

Our Middle School Youth Program is a ministry for youth in grades 6–8 to experience fellowship, faith formation, and faith in practice.

Sunday Gatherings:
11:15 a.m.–noon in the Middle School Room (grade 6–7)
11:15 a.m.–noon in the Skylight Room (grade 8)

Worship

All students in grades 6–12 are expected to worship with the congregation on Sunday at 10 a.m. Each week, our youth help lead worship in various ways, by offering a prayer and/or singing in the choir. For more information, please contact Director of Youth Ministry Doug Snaza at DougS@hohchurch.org.