Koinonia Youth Ministry

Koinonia Youth Ministry

WELCOME TO THE KOINONIA YOUTH MINISTRY!

The Koinonia Youth Ministry believes that youth are not the “future,” they are the right now. We prioritize the spiritual development of youth from 7th-12th grade who desire to deepen their relationship with Christ. We do this by providing several opportunities to gather in community. “Koinonia” is the Greek word for “communion” or “fellowship.” We embody this through the following programming:

  • Sunday School and Youth Groups
  • Small Groups that meet weekly
  • Confirmation for 8th graders
  • Attending youth extracurriculars in order to cheer them on
  • One-on-one coffee, lunch, and dinner dates
  • Hanging out with our neighbors at Preston Taylor Ministries
  • A Junior and Senior High mission trip each summer
  • A week at the Presbyterian retreat center, Montreat, in Black Mountain, North Carolina
  • A robust “Youth Council” – a group of student leaders in our youth ministry
  • Church Basketball
  • And so much more!

Looking Ahead

Save The Date

Hometown Service/Learning Experience!
This summer we’re traveling around Nashville to serve and learn! Details to come, but for now, please save the dates! Middle School (Completed 6th – 8th):
May 30 – June 2

Senior High (Completed 9th – 12th):
June 20 – 23


Montreat Youth Conference 2024 Sign-ups

Youth Staff

Youth Offerings

Youth Sunday School

Sunday School is a time when we focus on Scripture – how God speaks to us through it and how we can use it on a personal level. Youth and volunteers gather for donuts, fellowship, and announcements before splitting off into their Sunday School classes.  Time: 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM every Sunday Where: Koinonia Youth Café Classes: Senior High (9th-12th graders) – Room 87 8th Graders – Room 88 7th Graders – Room 89 6th Graders – Room 294 *For more information on 8th grade Sunday…

Confirmation

Done in community with their class, Confirmation at Westminster is for 8th Graders. Confirmation is a valuable and formative experience in one’s faith journey, where participants are encouraged to answer the question “Why be a part of the Church?” Time: Sunday School hour Where: Room 88 Frequently Asked Questions What is the commitment for the Confirmation process? To gain a well-rounded understanding of the church, we ask Confirmands for participation in regular Sunday School attendance, one fellowship event per semester, one…

Youth Group

Youth Group is a time for fellowship, games, and devotion. Dinner is provided weekly by a Youth family volunteer so come hungry! Time: 6:05 PM – 7:30 PM every Sunday Where: Koinonia Youth Café

Youth Council

7th – 12th grade leaders meet once a month to plan events and think creatively about faith, worship, community, outreach, benevolence, and fellowship.

Youth Small Groups

Our youth meet regularly outside of the Sunday routine to deepen their connection with each other and with God. We do this through shared meals, book and Bible studies, and outdoor activities. Email Margie if you would like to participate or start a new group! Current small groups: 6th & 7th Grade Girls 8th Grade Guys 8th Grade Girls 9th Grade Girls 10th Grade Guys 11th Grade Co-ed Co-ed Gaming Small Group 10th & 11th Grade Girls 12th Grade Girls Senior High Basketball Small Group 12th Grade Guys

Preston Taylor Ministries

Once a month, the youth of WPC head to PTM to read, play games, eat snacks, and have fun with our friends at Preston Taylor Ministries. Once a semester, we host a holiday party at Westminster for them on a Saturday afternoon.  Time: One Sunday a month from 2:00-4:00 PM Where: Preston Taylor Ministries in West Nashville About PTM: https://prestontaylorministries.org

Youth Trips

Trips are an excellent way to strengthen relationships, expand our understanding of community and experience our faith in new ways. We invite youth to sign up for any of our regular trips! For more information, dates, and sign ups, please email TJ. *All summer trips are determined by the grade you just completed. Montreat Youth Conference Open to Rising 9th Graders-Graduated SeniorsEach year, we participate in a week-long summer youth conference at Montreat, a retreat center nestled in the mountains…