The Princeton Church of Christ has enjoyed a rich tradition of an
teen ministry over many years. Grades 7-12 (13-18 years old)
comprise the teen youth ministry. There are Sunday morning Bible
classes provided for this young group of people. Other
opportunities to grow spiritually involve going to area wide youth
rallies, youth advance seminars, and summer camp at Camp Manatawny. See
www.manatawny.org for details about this marvelous Christian camp.
Princeton is very fortunate to have two interns working with the youth,
John Paul Cooke and Lauren Calvin-Cooke. They are attending
Princeton Theological Institute and are required to have some
internship and Princeton was able to provide this for them.
Summer Activities: This summer the youth group had trips to Six Flags Great Adventure, Summer Youth
Series in Delaware (fellowship with other church youth groups in the tri-state
area), plus there is an upcoming young ladies' night out and young men's night
out for the teens. Some of the youth in the past have gone on mission trips to
Guatemala, Peru, and other distant lands. Teens not only get together to have
fun by going bowling, playing games, but also participate in community service
Fall Activities: During the Fall, Princeton teens have historically traveled to youth rallies in
the tri-state area, and been involved in other activities. Teens are involved
in Feeding the Needy in Trenton, NJ., which occurs every second Saturday of the
month. Every year the Princeton youth group combines with other members of the
church to sing to the elderly.
Winter Activities: There is a planned trip next year to Winterfest 2010 (February 19-21) in
Gatlinburg, TN. Check out www.winterfest.org for further details.
Spring Activities: The Princeton church takes pride in honoring its teen graduates. We do this by
publicly acknowledging the achievements of these high school graduates
through highlighting their accomplishments in school, presenting gifts to them,
having them display portraits of their lives growing up, a fellowship meal
after morning service, and then listen to friends and family offer memories
of maturing over time.
The Princeton church is actively preparing the next generation to
handle the problems and challenges of tomorrow. We believe that the best way to
equip our young people to do this is to foster an atmosphere of positive growth
in God's word, and that is what we are doing.
1 Timothy 4: 12 says, "Don't let anyone look down on
you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in
speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."