Our GCA Youth Ministry is a place where students age 13 through grade 12 gather to experience God’s love while building Christian friendships with one another. At the core of our ministry is a weekly “Bible Study and Game Night” where teens get to learn God’s Word, discuss relevant topics, and play a variety of games.
Our theme verse is Hebrews 6:19a, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.” In a time where the culture increasingly clashes with the message of Christ, teens are being called to take a stand for what they believe more than ever before. Our mission is to help them to cling to the truth of God’s Word while being confident in what they believe. We offer opportunities for open and honest dialogue, where no question is a “bad” question.
Some of our weekend activities include go-karts, mini golf, amusement parks, laser tag, movie nights, trampoline parks, and the Philadelphia 76ers games. In the summer, our teens look forward to one week of overnight camp at Word of Life Island in Upstate New York.
TRANSITIONING TO ADULTHOOD
Our deepest desire is to watch our teens move on to adulthood in a way where God is deeply rooted in their hearts and becomes their anchor. We believe that developing a committed teen is key to developing a committed adult for Christ. We are grateful for our dedicated team of helpers that come alongside us in this journey.
We also aim to keep our youth connected beyond high school, a time when most walk away from church. We are very fortunate that God has blessed our church with a vibrant Young Adult Ministry that our teens “graduate” into once they leave high school. In the meantime, our ministry teams plan events together periodically to encourage relationship-building and foster a natural transition at graduation.
We invite ALL teens to stop by and become part of our family!
Tuesday Night Bible Study & Game Night
6-8 p.m. at the GCA Teen Center
605 East Mt. Pleasant Ave, Phila. PA 19119
(The center is located across the street from Germantown Christian Assembly.)
ABOUT OUR LEADERS
Both Nick and Rita Grant were saved at a young age and are passionate about doing the Lord’s work. As a couple, Nick and Rita are still best friends and feel honored to build relationships with so many amazing teens and are excited to see what God has in store for their lives.
Nick and Rita Grant, GCA Youth Directors