One Route Youth Ministry
One Route is the youth ministry of Town Creek. The name is based on John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” This is a dynamic ministry for students 6th-12th grade.
Students meet from upstairs in Room 227 for Lifegroup. Breakfast refreshments and games are offered before we begin as a large group followed by student breakout sessions. Adult volunteers lead these sessions and students are grouped by age and gender. Right now we are studying 1 Peter. Join us this week!
Students meet for discipleship upstairs in the student area, Room 227. In Discipleship, students are separated into age and gender specific groups lead by adult volunteers. They study Biblical topics and material that encourages them to Seek, Serve, and Share Jesus Christ. Right now we are studying the student edition of Experiencing God.
Our students meet for a mid-week break. This is a chance for students to be refreshed from school, catch up with friends, and play games in a safe environment. In addition to the fellowship we have a time of worship and study the scriptures led by our youth director, Alex. Currently we are talking about Jesus and our Culture, and how to live a counter-culture lifestyle.
We do not meet strangers in our student ministry. Rather, we strive to treat each student as family and offer a welcoming environment where students can feel safe and comfortable. As part of our community, we want to help students grow in Christ and navigate the burdens that everyday life shoves their way.
One Route Student Ministry is focused on reaching and equipping middle school and high school students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Then, training them to live out their testimony with confidence and boldness. This pairs with our church vision to lead our students in Seeking, Serving and, Sharing Jesus Christ.
Events and activities are a great way to build fellowship and make lasting memories. Our student ministry frequently arranges day trips, 5th quarter events after football games, conferences, and group hangout nights. You do not have to be a member to come and join us for our next event! You are invited!
Camps & Retreats
We believe in taking time to retreat and seek the Lord. Each quarter we try to do just that through various avenues.
Each Summer we are thrilled to arrive at Fuge. Fuge is a full week of Summer camp slammed packed with competitive activities, spiritual learning, and worship. Students are challenged to open God’s word and make application.
Cost is $330
June 26 – July 1, 2017.
The Lockdown is an incredible one night event that puts boring “lock-ins” to shame. Students gather for a an all night experience that may include ultimate octopus, midnight mega slide, secret church, all you can eat food and more!
Cost is $15
June 1st – June 2nd
During the Fall we take an entire weekend to retreat to the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. This past year [immersion] Fall Retreat was held at Camp McCall. Students are equipped and challenged to grow deeper in their faith in Jesus.
2017 Dates TBD
Chillipepper is a Winter retreat held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Students are challenged to worship Jesus, study in small groups and boldly proclaim Jesus in their daily life. We offer this retreat only to middle school students.
2018 Dates TBD
“It is my goal that each student coming through the doors of church feels welcomed and is impacted with the Good News of Jesus Christ!”
Goals Alex Has for Students:
continually Memorize Scripture
invite and bring friends to church
develop and maintain a daily quiet time
know and share their testimony boldy
learn to serve with humility
to delight in the lord jesus christ
Alex Smith has been on staff with Town Creek Baptist Church since early 2013. He is a graduate of North Greenville University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Education and Leadership. Alex is married to Hannah with whom has two children, Jud and Emery. When not working with students Alex enjoys being outside with his family, camping, and drinking good strong coffee. Alex also works with our College Ministry, Media Team, Trail Life and American Heritage Girls program.
Have a question or would you like to schedule an appointment with Alex? Email him or give him a call:
firstname.lastname@example.org // 803-649-9792