Youth Ministry Mission Statement
Millwood Community Presbyterian Church is creating and providing an environment and avenues to stimulate, grow, develop, nurture, and lead the youth of our community to a life in Christ.
Welcome to the Millwood Presbyterian Church youth page! My name is Brandon Comella, and I am the Youth Director here at the church. We are doing some great things with both Jr. and Sr. High kids here and in our community, and I hope this site can give you enough information so you can come see it for yourself!
Sunday Morning "Coffee House"
Coffee House is our Sunday morning “Sunday School”. We meet from about 11:00 a.m. to noon. We spend this time together and use it more as a discipleship piece for the middle school and high school students. We are currently going through the book of Mark and really diving into the Life of Jesus.
Sunday Morning Worship
We all normally attend the 9:30 a.m., worship service and sit together. After the service, about 10:50 a.m., we meet in the front entryway of the church, and walk over to The Crossing Youth Center where we have golden, hot, delicious pancakes and study Jesus’ life in the Bible. If you come late, that's okay, there’s a place at the table for you!
Wyldlife (Middle School Ministry)
We call our Jr. High program nights Wyldlife, which meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. every week during the school year. We kick things off September 19th.
Wyldlife averages about 30-40 Jr. High kids and makes for a wild, crazy, and great atmosphere in The Crossing Youth Center. We have a handful of committed high school & adult leaders who show up every week. The style may be a bit different from traditional youth groups because we have a great partnership with Young Life.
We emphasize relational youth ministry and realize that we are able to meet the needs of many youth by combining both evangelistic ministry alongside the needed discipleship part of ministry. We do this by having a week of Wyldlife, which consists of crazy and fun-filled games, alongside skits and music providing a safe place for these kids to come and break down their own walls they have put up. We end Wyldlife with more of an introductory talk about Jesus and the life we are called to live. We then invite those kids to come back the next week, which is where we change things up, and have Wyldlife Campaigner night. During Campaigner night, we aren’t quite as crazy with games. We leave more time at the end where we go a little bit deeper from the talk before, and then we split into grade and gender small group where the kids have the opportunity to ask the tough questions and go deeper if they would like. This has seemed to be a great combination for the youth as well as our leaders.
Young Life (High School Ministry)
Our Sr. High Young Life club meets from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. on Monday nights during the school year. Our group averages 40-55 high school students and is a very welcoming environment. We do a variety of things within our weekly groups... we do games, worship, skits, regular talks, small groups, dinners together and some service nights. Come check it out and be looking on here for specific details on our schedule.
- Brandon Comella