Junction 56 is a relationship-focused ministry that exists to encourage preteens in the growth of their faith in Christ. Through small groups, discipleship, service, and leadership opportunities, preteens are encouraged to love God and love others by recognizing those who need to be rescued from isolation and pointing them to a relationship with God.
We love preteen parents! Got questions? Interested in finding out more about the Preteen Ministry? Let us buy you lunch or coffee! Contact Kelly McGuire (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to schedule a time.
We’re all about relationships! The best way for preteens to get connected in Junction 56 is to attend our weekly gatherings on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings. For special events and additional opportunities, see below.
Junction 56 is the place where fifth and sixth graders grow in their faith, connect with caring adult leaders, and have fun with friends! On Wednesday evenings, preteens are invited to enjoy games, popcorn, worship, large group lessons, and small group interaction. Come see us—we’re having fun! Registration is required.Register
On Sunday mornings during the 9 and 10:45 services, we meet in room B156 to dig deeper into the Bible and strengthen our relationships with God.
The main priority of Junction 56 volunteers is to build relationships with a small group of preteens. Specifically, this occurs by consistently serving each week, praying for five to ten boys or girls, and calling or writing them individually once per month. Each week, small group leaders will be sent an e-mail with a discussion guide to help direct their group time as they apply the lesson taught during the large-group gathering.
Please choose to serve during one or more of the following time slots.
• Sunday morning: Fifth or sixth grade from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
• Sunday morning: Fifth or sixth grade from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
• Wednesday evening: Junction 56 from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The full weekly time commitment is approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours, which includes some prayer time during the week and an occasional phone call or greeting card.
A love for kids, a growing relationship with Christ, and some basic small group communication skills. We will provide training for working with preteens in small groups: how to keep discipline issues to a minimum, how to lead discussions and prayer time, how to build a team, etc.
If you would like to serve in Junction 56, please e-mail Jennifer Withers at email@example.com.