Come As You Are. Plain and simple. None of us is perfect. None of us has it all figured out. But each of us needs a space where we are free to be who we are, free to feel however we feel. We need to be free to explore and establish our own beliefs and values without the judgements of others.
This is CAYA. In CAYA, we discuss God's relationship with His people -- the people who came before us, the people we are now, the people we will be. We learn about the God of broken people, the God of doubtful people, the God of hopeless people, the God of lonely people, the God of confused people. We meet the God of contentment, peace, strength, courage, comfort and confidence.
All are welcome in the kingdom of God, so all are welcome here. That is what our new name means. Come as you are. God wants a relationship with you now, no matter where you are in your faith or life journey...and so do we.
Sunday School 11:30 A.M.
Our Youth (grades 6 through 12) meet every Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m. (after worship service) to learn more about God's word. Our curriculum, Re:form-Ancestors, takes students on a journey from Genesis to Revelation, introducing them to all the imperfect humans throughout God's Word and helping them understand how God works through people yesterday, today and tomorrow. For more information on Re:form-Ancestors, check this out.
Sunday Night CAYA at 5:00 p.m.
On Sunday Nights, our Youth meet to have fun while tackling some of the tougher questions about faith and the Christian life for teens today. We meet for dinner, play games, then enjoy quick and engaging lessons that stick with students long after they leave the classroom.
Summer Mission Trip
Every year, our middle and high school students travel away from Clearwater for one week and learn more about the needs of others and about God's calling to serve. For summer 2020, our students will be traveling to Lithia, Florida, where they will participate in local missions with the Challenge 2 Change Program at Cedarkirk Camp & Conference Center. For more information on the trip, click here. If you have a student who will finish 6th through 12th grade and are interested in attending, e-mail the youth minister to sign-up and for information on payments and fundraising.
About once or twice a year, Hope's youth are invited to sleep over at the church. They participate in interactive Bible lessons, play games, participate in a service project, and do their best to stay up all night! To see when our next Lock-In is scheduled, please see the Events Page.
Fellowship is important for teenagers. Here at Hope we strive to provide students the opportunity to just have fun together is safe and fun ways as often as possible. Game nights, trips to the movies, and other fun outings are planned regularly. To see what's coming, see the Events Page.