Hillcrest Youth Group

Fellow Christians and Visitors:

I would like to welcome you and your family to our services here at the Hillcrest Church of Christ. Our prayer is that you will find our church family very welcoming and that you will return again soon and eventually become a part of the body of believers who worship here at this congregation.

The Hillcrest Youth Group (HYG) participates in a variety of youth events throughout the year including Sunday Morning Bible Class, Sunday Night Small Groups, Wednesday Night Challenges (during the summer), as well as several youth rallies and nights of fellowshipping with each other. Some of the youth rallies include CHRISTeens, Xperience, Mid-South Girls Conference, and UPLIFT. Throughout the course of the year we participate in numerous other activities including a Super Bowl party, Progressive Dinner, Fall Retreat, Christmas Party, and Silent Auction Bake Sale.

As you can see, we do a lot of things as a youth group, both with spiritual purposes and enjoyment purposes. We believe that connecting with one another on a deeper level is what will help our teenagers create a genuine faith that is their own, not just borrowed from their parents. Our ultimate goal is to see souls committed fully to Christ.

HYG includes students from 7th grade to 12th grade, starting with a 7th grade induction at the start of the school year. If you have any teenagers in your family, we would love for them to be a part of the HYG and not only grow from a maturity standpoint, but from a spiritual standpoint.

70% of teens that graduate from high school go on to leave the church and never return again, falling away from God completely. My aim is take that number and make it disappear.

In closing, I would like to again welcome you and your family and invite you to let us take your child on a journey that will guide them towards shining their lights more brightly for God.


Chase Akins



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