***Currently, the Children's Ministry & Teen Church activities have not resumed on campus. Email [email protected] for Youth Department virtual and/or off-campus activities ***

Family Ministry Head: Shundrea Thompson, Youth Department Director

Group Ministry’s Mission Statement and Family Representatives:

To develop and operate a safe, nurturing, and comprehensive ministry, for Youth and Children, that regularly provides them the opportunities to:

  • Increase their knowledge and understanding of God
  • Acknowledge Christ as Savior and by Him, grow in grace
  • Use their spiritual gifts to benefit the body of Christ
  • Live Gospel-centered and kingdom-focused lives at home, at school, and at play

The objectives of the Youth and Children Ministry Mission Statement are accomplished with no fewer than five strategic spiritual experiences:

  • Educational Discipleship
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Mentoring
  • Worship and Fellowship
  • Christian Service

The Youth Ministry at Lilly Grove:

  • Educational Discipleship:
    • Church School
    • AWANAApproved Workmen Are Not Ashamed
  • Academic Enrichment:
    • SEPSummer Enrichment Program
  • Mentoring:
    • SCOUTING – Boys and Girls
    • TAGTouch Another Generation
    • NExTNaomi’s Example Today
  • Worship and Fellowship:
    • Children Church
    • Teen Church
    • Nursery
  • Christian Service:
    • J.A.M. (Jesus a Model) Puppets
    • Junior Ushers
    • Orchestra
    • Teen Praise Team
    • Visions of Faith
    • Youth & Children Choir


The Gospel message is the common foundation of our existence in this local community of faith. It is our duty, as a faith community, to regularly present and discuss the Bible’s message of Christ’s words and works to our youth in order to secure their strong faith and their steady spiritual growth.

  • CHURCH SCHOOL – Trained ministry volunteers provide careful, age appropriate, interactive bible lessons to guide students to live Godly lives and make decisions that follow spiritual principles.
  • AWANA – Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed – Trained ministry volunteers lead interactive ordered bible lessons that are age appropriately design to aid young Christians to share their faith in all settings and motivating the young Christian to grow in his Christian knowledge.