What Happens at Calvary Temple Youth?


G.A.P. is short for God Answers Prayer. GAP meets every Wednesday from 6:30 pm-8:30pm in the lower level (enter through south side door) from September through June each year. Nights consist of games, videos, music, small groups, food, and of course lots of laughs. We have been blessed with amazing youth leaders who desire to invest in the lives of young people. Our desire in this ministry is to bring youth closer to God and build lasting friendships with one another, we do this through our small group portion of the night. Our GAP kids also have the chance to worship with, and get to know our high school students during our MERGE portion of the night, where the two groups are together in the sanctuary. There are many activities that happen outside of this night too including, Retreats, Camping Trips, Conventions, and Day Trips.

We are convinced that the Bible, heaven and hell are all true, God loves us and we can really have God in our lives, we can know for sure that we are ready to meet God when we die. Our pledge to you is . . .

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Focus is for our Sr. High students and it meets every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 in the sanctuary of the church from September through June each year. We understand that during this period of young people’s lives they are continuing to ask questions of identity, and searching for where they fit in. The youth leaders that we have been blessed with in this ministry show their continual compassion for people and passion for God. We seek each night to help the teens work through these questions and find their purpose and meaning in God. Focus begins with the MERGE portion of the night, where they are able to interact and worship with our younger GAP students. Focus also has many activities that they partake in, which include Retreats, Camping Trips, Conventions, Mission Trips, etc.

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Merge is a time where our two groups of youth come together, this time happens from 7:30-8:30 in the sanctuary of the church from September through June each year. We appreciate the differences between the teenagers in these age groups, but enjoy the fellowship time that occurs when we come together as a big group. During this time we have the opportunity to worship, take up offering for our sponsor child, play games, and have lots of laughs together. Here at Calvary Temple Youth we have been our own youth Merge band which consists of multiple members each year, it a priority for us to be together and create an atmosphere where we can worship God through music. One of our goals at Calvary Temple Youth is to not simply have Wednesday nights be a fun night to enjoy, but we desire for youth to feel welcomed and accepted within our group.

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D-Tour is based off of the verse Colossians 3:17, “Everything you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” D-Tour currently focuses on three main areas; Dance, Drama, and Devotion. Once a month instead of having our Merge Band lead us in worship, we seek to worship God in other ways. Each one of us seeks to have purpose in our lives, and God has created us to do something! But how do we figure out what that something is? D-Tour has been created to get students involved, we hope that no matter how serious something is or how silly something is that we can seek God in all of these things.

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