Experience Youth Group is a completely free Youth Group that meets in the basement of East Olds Baptist Church almost every Friday Night! We play games, talk about God, and have some great times! This Fall we are starting a new series called Experiencing the Essentials. We'll be talking through the importance of the Bible, prayer, worship, the Church, and missions hearing from people in those ministries. A schedule of events can be found down below.
If you are a parent or guardian of a youth and would like to know what opportunities there are for your youth coming up you can join the What'sApp here: What's App Parents Group we can also contact you through discord Discord Chat for the Youth or Instagram @eygpastor. (There is an Instagram chat for the youth for upcoming events. Also, we are updating our Facebook group as well: EYG Facebook Group. Or just text Pastor Chris for more information. 403-501-4705.
We still abide by our core tenants during this time: God, friendship, safety, intentionality: Our mission at EYG is to first and foremost teach the Gospel to the youth, to have fun, inclusive Bible study times that teach the importance of the Bible, God’s great love, and the joy of being a Christian. Secondly, we want to encourage friendship through games, ice breakers, and events throughout the year. Also, we want it to be a safe and secure environment (that doesn’t mean injuries don’t happen). We will do our best to keep the youth safe, to have a place they can go where they can be a youth, and enjoy their Friday nights. Finally, we have the big word...intentionality. We want to put everything we have into this youth group. The idea of intentionality is that we will focus on bringing the youth in, teaching them what is important, and giving our all to developing the group. We will be intentional!
We welcome all youth ages Jr. High to Sr. High (Age 11-Gr.12).
YOUTH SCHEDULE FOR September-December 2021
Fall Ministry: Experiencing the Essentials
3rd- Mission Impossible: Contagion (Experiencing God in Missions 1: Josh and Geertjie Calliguire)
10th-Fortresses in the Basement (Experiencing God in the Church- Pastor James)
17th-Photo Scavenger hunt (Experiencing God in Prayer: Pastor Chris)
24th-Pizza and the Pauper (Experiencing God in Missions 2)
1st- War Ball (Experiencing God in Intra-Country Missions-Roland Mcquade)
8th-Challenge of the Firefighter (Experiencing God in Firefighting-Stewart Luchies)
15th-Lazar Tag [$15 per person] (Experiencing God in Worship:Music and Praise-Pastor Chris)
22nd-Tobogganing/ Afternoon Hike (Experiencing God in Worship: Worship in Nature-Pastor Chris)
29th-Art Night (Experiencing God in Worship 3: other forms of Worship-Pastor Chris)
5th-Community event- Escape Room (Experiencing God in the Local Community-Pastor Chris)
12th-TBA (Experiencing God in Serving-Pastor Chris)
19th-NO YOUTH GROUP
26th-Family Movie Night: Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Experiencing God in Youth Ministry/Parents meeting)
3rd-Gingerbread panic (Experiencing God in our World)
10th-Christmas Banquet (Experiencing God in the Holidays)
December 17th-January 7th- Winter Break
December 31st- Fireworks at the church?
The basic schedule for a Friday Night
7-7:30: Hang-out/ Chat time
7:30-8:15: Icebreaker Game
8:15-8:45: Bible Time (worship, prayer, and diving into the Bible)
8:45-10: Main Game or event
Chris Luchies is our Youth Pastor and youth events are being planned by him. He is helped by his wife and two other adult helpers. Pastor Chris enjoys many nerdy pursuits when not at the church. He enjoys video games, tabletop games, music, movies, and tv. He is a huge comics fan and even cosplays from time to time. He has completed four years at Millar College of the Bible. He loves God, loves seeing the youth grow closer to God, and has a passion for creating a safe, fun, exciting place to experience God each Friday.
If you have any questions or want more information about our group, please contact Chris at 403-501-4705 or at [email protected]