Veritas Student Ministries - grades 6 - 12

Youth Group

Sundays 3:00pm-5:00pm (during the school year months)

3:00-3:30pm Hang Out Time

3:30-4:00pm Game Time

4:00-4:30pm Biblical Teaching

4:30-5:00pm Small Groups

Youth Group meets together Sunday in Fellowship Hall (Near the main office entrance of GCC) for fun games, challenging Bible Lessons and Small Groups. Come and bring your Friends! This is a great time to introduce your friends to a place where they can hear about Jesus and meet other authentic Christians that are also learning how to be followers of Christ. Join us any time, every teen is welcome.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Weekly Bible Study (Coming Soon)

Time: TBD

Coming Soon we will be kicking off a youth Bible Study that will meet during the week, providing our students with more opportunities to connect outside of Sunday mornings/afternoons and more time to engage with God's word together. During these weekly Bible Studies, students will be given the opportunity to dive into the Bible together and ask questions about how Scripture applies to our lives today. The three main goals of Bible Study are: 1) Learning how to Learn (equipping students with skills for studying the Bible), 2) Learning how to Live (understanding how to apply the teachings of the Bible to our lives today), and 3) Learning in Community (growing in fellowship with others and recognizing that the Christian life is meant to be lived out in our relationships with other people). All teens are welcome and we hope to see you there!  


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Upcoming Events

  • "Friendsgiving" Youth Group

    Sunday, November 20th 3-5pm


    In celebration of the thanksgiving season, we will have a special Friendsgiving gathering for youth group this week. We'll play fun games, discuss the Christian understanding of gratitude, and share a Potluck-style meal together! Students are encouraged to bring a small dish (for example: favorite thanksgiving side dish, chips/snack item, dessert item, etc.) or a beverage to share with the group and the main dish will be provided. 

  • Love&serve Days: Turkey Trot

    Wednesday, November 23rd 7-8PM

    Thursday, November 24th 6:30-9:30AM

    This month for our Love&Serve Day, we'll help with Gurnee's annual Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a 5k fun-run fundraiser that takes place on Thanksgiving morning. GCC has long partnered with the 5k's founders as they've chosen to donate a portion of the money raised to our Youth Mission Funds each year. We're grateful for this partnership and for the opportunity to practice being for our neighbors in this community-wide event! To help with this event, students don't need to run in the 5k (although they're welcome to do so if they'd like to). Rather, students can help by setting up for the event the night before (Nov. 23 @7-8PM) or they can help on the day of the event (Nov. 24 6:30-9:30AM) by being placed in cheering stations and water stations along the running route, which helps to guide the runners in the right direction and encourages them along the way. Please sign up with the link below by Nov.16 to help on either day. Volunteers who sign up by the 16th will also receive a free Turkey Trot Longsleeve T-shirt :)

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