Most parents can tell pretty quickly whether a church cares about teenagers. Middle schoolers and high schoolers can figure it out even quicker!
It may be a growl from an elderly member or being totally ignored by the pastor. Sadly, many churches would prefer that teens sit silently and do nothing, or not come to their church at all.
That's not Bayview Bible Chapel. We believe that adolescence is one of the most important times in one's spiritual life. Because of that, we believe whole-heartedly: teenagers belong at this church.
We are currently meeting once a month and plan to soon start meeting once a week. Led by Pastor Stephen, these teen groups involve times for fun and friendship, and also for times of learning, discussion, and growth.
During the summer months, we will be meeting on our "church property" and will begin holding teen group in the community center during the winter months.