CATALYST is the Friday night youth program at Arlington Woods for grades 6-12.
Each week we get together from 7-9:30pm to play wacky games and activities, sing modern worship songs with our CATALYST band and hear a relevant Bible-based talk from Pastor Ben.
There's also plenty of free time to hang out over food, play sports, and connect with your friends.
We have an amazing youth room at CATALYST that has game tables for you to challenge a friend to some pool or foosball, a lounge area to relax and chat, an awesome stage and sound system, and even a full kitchen! We also use the church's fellowship hall for large room games and hurling dodgeballs at each other. On Friday nights, you're encouraged to use the CATALYST entrance at the side of the building, as our church facility is shared with the Ethiopian Evangelical church.
During the summer, we don't meet regularly on Friday nights, but have a few special events throughout July and August (often joining up with other youth groups). If you want to find out what's happening, email Pastor Ben and get added to our CATALYST email list!
DEEPER ROOTS is a once-a-month small group for teens in grades 7-9 that takes place on Sunday mornings. When the kids are dismissed during the service for KIDZONE, the teens can head down to the Youth Area. The purpose of this group is to see our young teens deepen their faith roots, not just to know ABOUT God, but to know Him and His heart.
Jump In (fun opening activity/ice breaker)
Dig and Discuss
Pray for each other
Roots Monthly Challenge and Teen Library time
DEEPER ROOTS will run on Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8. May 13, June 10 of the 2017/2018 season. For more information, contact Pastor Ben.
Plan to Protect:
Every one of our adult leaders and volunteers who work with children or teens has submitted a current police check and has been trained (or is in the process of being trained) in our Plan to Protect policy.
Plan to Protect involves training to create a safe environment for children and teens and an overview of our policies and procedures on abuse prevention and protection.
Arlington Woods Parents Blog
If you are a parent of a teen who's a part of CATALYST, you might want to visit our PARENT'S BLOG. The parent's blog is meant for parents to know what topics we're touching on at CATALYST and to give you some tips or discussion ideas to help you talk to your teen about what they're learning each week.