Ballston Spa Youth Group
One of my many backgrounds is in youth ministry: in 2015, I completed the Beaver Cross Ministries youth ministry internship. In January 2017, Michelle, the youth leader at Christ Church Ballston Spa, invited me to help out with their youth group. She knew I had done the internship and she was looking for more people to help with Christ Church's group.
I came on board with them late January, and at that point, every Tuesday night became youth group night! From 6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm we ate food, played games and did a Bible study with the kids.
Youth group goes on break each Summer, so to wrap up the year, Michelle hosted a weekend retreat for the kids. Our time was well spent: bouncy obstacle courses, shaving cream-filled balloons, 30-something liters of soda, a camp fire and ample time to relax together and study scripture were all part of the mix.
In Fall 2017 when youth group starts again, it will be on Sunday afternoons. I look forward to the kickoff!