Youth Ministry at White Horse Christian Center is comprised of grades 6 through 12. Since there are big differences in the interests and needs of the middle school and high school ages, the middle school youth (6th - 8th grades) meet seperately 2-3 Wednesday nights per month. Once a month they meet together with the High School group. The WHCC Pastors take turns ministering to all the youth together once a month, also.
Sunday mornings at 8:30, Pastor Gary Osborne meets with the youth for a time of interactive study of the Word. These sessions are very popular with the youth and well attended.
Throughout the year we host WestFest events, such as tricycle races, hamburger eating contests, and other events to include the youth community and introduce them to the love of God. We also take the youth on a camping trip in the summer. Lots of activities -- lots of relationship building -- lots of accountability. We love our teenagers!
The Christian education program is a vital part of White Horse Christian Center. It is designed to train all children and youth to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love all people as Jesus loved us, so the world will know we are His disciples. In the classrooms and through all activities all children and youth will be nurtured in the ways of God according to the Holy Bible, and will be encouraged to experience all that God has promised them in His Word. By so doing, the children and youth will learn of the love God has for them and the importance of loving and serving God and their neighbors as defined in John 13:35; Mark 12:30-33 and Mark 16:15.
The Youth at WHCC are considered vital and valuable members of the congregation at large. They are active and involved in all areas of ministry - from the worship teams to running cameras, lights and sound; helping with children's ministry; prayer ministry; drama and dance ministry; and serving in every area where volunteers are needed. We are training and equipping a generation of world changers!
The West 3rd is our Youth Recreation Facility, equipped with basketball, video games, ping pong tables, air hockey, pool tables, and lots of space for activity. We have recently added The Loading Dock -- another area for our youth to meet, pray, worship, rehearse, and fellowship.
Every July we host a three-day Youth Conference to which hundreds of youth from all over the U.S. and Canada gather for worship, teaching, food, fellowship, and fun! We spend many months planning and preparing for this event, including a week long "IGNITION" in June when our youth prepare their hearts for ministry, rehearse skits and dances, and prepare decorations and props for the conference.
Our youth ministry team is led by Mike and Tracey Woodard under the supervision of Pastor Gary Osborne. Our leadership team is comprised of young married couples who are sold out to God and would willingly lay down their lives for our young people. We are blessed!
Mike & Tracey Woodard