Children & Youth
Children and youth, along with their families, are a dynamic and growing part of the Trinity congregation. While we may be small in number by some standards, the sizes of our groups allow us great flexibility in programming and in ministry to and with our young people.
Save the Dates for these Summer Activities for Children and Youth!
Trinity’s Music & Drama Camp,
led by Cindy Clark
June 17 - 23, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. each day
Community Vacation Bible School
June 24 - 27, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day
Past events include:
Vacation Bible School: June 18–21, 2018, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon each day.
Music & Drama Camp: June 25–July 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. each day.
Raleigh Youth Mission Week: Sunday to Friday, July 15–20
Interested in Helping Out?
Volunteers are needed for all of the above.
Contact Dwight Christenbury for more information. 828- 692-6114
Youth have a mission. That’s a simple enough statement, but it’s something we tend to forget. As the youth pastors, Kenda Creasy Dean and Ron Foster, have written,
“God has utmost confidence in young people’s ability to change the world,
not to mention the church,
and not only invites them but expects them to do so”
- The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry
[Nashville: Upper Room, 1998], p. 64).
For evidence of this we need look no further than the Bible:
Witness God’s reassuring command to a young Jeremiah: “Do not say, ‘I am only a boy,’ for you shall go to all to whom I send you . . .” (Jeremiah 1.7).
Or witness God’s astonishing call to a teenager named Mary: “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus . . .” (Luke 1.30-31).
Chances are, few of us have experienced the sorts of clear and direct calls from God that Jeremiah and Mary received—and so we must discern what it is that God is calling us to do and who it is that God is calling each of us to be.
Dean and Foster continue,
"Christian faith . . . strives for a life of discernment.
Faithfulness grows in the presence of people who practice
discerning the One voice among the many and who by
‘attending’ to Jesus Christ find themselves
transformed and marked as his followers”
- The Godbearing Life, p. 15
It is the aim of the youth ministries of Trinity Presbyterian Church to foster this growth and discernment among the senior high and middle school youth of the church and to help them discover their mission—who it is that God is calling them to be.
WNLKids is an informal multiage recreational ministry for children and youth held most Wednesday nights throughout the school year. Participants and their families are invited to join our Wednesday Night Live fellowship dinner at 5:30; WNLKids takes place at 6:30 (except when the main Wednesday Night Live event is a worship service or all-ages program). For more details on specific programs and dates, contact Dwight Christenbury.
Vacation Bible School
Each summer, Trinity is proud to host an ecumenical Community Vacation Bible School (VBS). Partnering with First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville (PCUSA), Grace Lutheran Church, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Providence Baptist Church, and St. James Episcopal Church, we offer a week of VBS packed with fun, learning, worship, recreation, crafts, and music for children from age 4 through grade 5. There are also many volunteer opportunities for youth and adults.
See above for details.