Spiritual Growth Offerings for Youth

Building Faith in Youth

We at Burke Presbyterian Church take seriously our baptismal promise to welcome and nurture youth on their journey of faith.

Please use this Youth Ministry Registration Form (one per family) for any youth who will participate in programs at Burke Presbyterian Church. Some of the ways we help welcome and nurture youth on their journey of faith are listed below:

Youth Connections (Youth Group)

Youth Connections is our weekly Sunday evening program offering for young people in 7th-12th grade where we provide an opportunity to develop deeper relationships with their peers and adult volunteers on their faith journey. Discussions and studies are led by adult and youth volunteers who are committed to creating space for students to have vibrant, growing relationships with Jesus. Youth Connections meets weekly from 6:00 – 7:30 PM following our Sunday family style meal.

IMPACT Youth Choir

IMPACT (Inspiring Music and Praise, Acclaiming Christ Together) is the youth choir at BPC. The choir is open to all youth in grades 7-12 and rehearses on Sundays from 4-5:15 PM. Our youth sing a variety of music from contemporary to gospel to more traditional. IMPACT leads regularly in worship, typically on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Several times per year the choir presents a concert at a local nursing or retirement home. In June, IMPACT takes a choir tour to share the love of Jesus Christ through music. They typically sing in churches and nursing homes, have service opportunities, and experience fun and recreation.

Sunday School

Our Senior High Sunday School class meets Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:00 AM and all youth in 7-12th Grades are invited to participate.  We gather each week to study and enjoy, to be comforted and challenged by the stories of the Bible and to connect with the community of faith.

Confirmation

Youth Ministry at Burke Presbyterian Church calls Youth to follow Jesus Christ. Our confirmation ministry is an intentional ministry between adults and youth. As a part of the overall youth ministry program at Burke, which seeks to connect youth to each other, to Jesus Christ and to the Church, the Confirmation Class (open to any youth wishing to take the class, but generally includes 8th and 9th graders) is an integral step on a young person’s journey. 

Confirmation Sponsors work with, guide, and develop relationships with the Confirmand in a true ministry of presence as the Confirmand becomes an active member of the church through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and acceptance of his Lordship in all of life. Along the journey, our Confirmands explore and experience their faith and confirm their Baptismal vows. Engaging in this ministry of presence in this young adult’s life is a loving and gracious welcome for young people as they become members of Christ’s church.

For more information about Youth Ministry at BPC, contact the Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries Adam Ogg, 703-764-0456 or adam@BurkePresChurch.org