We are Alien Youth, Hillside Chapel's student ministry for 6th-12th grade students. We're all about encountering Jesus, engaging our faith, and being extreme for Him! The Bible is full of stories of people whose lives were changed by their encounter with Jesus (Like 5:17-26; John 8:1-11; Luke 8:49-56). One thing is certain; an encounter with Jesus is life changing (2 Timothy 5:17). And as Jesus' followers, we're called to continually grow in our relationship with God, and to help others do likewise (Colossians 2:6-7). It's one thing to say you believe in God but do you engage your relationship with Him (James 2:14-19)? We're also called to be extreme for Him and spread the Good News of Jesus in our social circles (Matthew 28:18-20). Jesus told us that we're not of this world (John 17:16). We're called to be different (Romans 12:1-2) because we are citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20-21).
ENCOUNTER: WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 6:30-8PM/LIFE CENTER
We start our Encounter nights with a time of fellowship and a fun game and then transition into an exciting time of worship and instruction from the Bible designed to bring you into the presence of Jesus. You can show up as early as 5:30 p.m. to hang out in the game room.
Note: We will not meet for Encounter on weeks that we have Extreme (usually the first week of the month).
ENGAGE GIRLS: SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:00-10:15AM/LIFE CENTER (ROOM L6)
ENGAGE GUYS: SUNDAY NIGHTS 6:00-7:30PM/LIFE CENTER (ROOM L7)
"ENGAGE YOUR FAITH"
Engage small groups are a place where you can form relationships-with others and with God-so that you can Engage your faith. Every week the guys group and girls group have a time of fellowship and then discuss biblical passages and develop spiritual habits that will help you grow on your own.
Note: We will have a time of fellowship and a brief devotion for guys that come on Sunday mornings, which will take place during the girls small group.
EXTREME: ONE FRIDAY EACH MONTH 8:00-11:00PM/LIFE CENTER
"BE EXTREME FOR HIM"
This is a night where we all get together and just have fun playing gym games and video games, eating lots of food, and connecting. Extreme nights take place one Friday every month. It's all about reaching our to your friends who don't belong to a youth group, go to church, or don't know Jesus. Here's what we're doing this fall:
December 7th: Fortnite Night
The End: Exploring Revelation is our fall series through the book of Revelation and the End Times taking place at Encounter and Engage. Here are some questions this series is designed to answer:
- What is the book of Revelation all about?
- What happens during the Great Tribulation and who goes through it?
- Who is the Anti-Christ?
- When and how does Jesus come back?
- What's the big deal about the Millennium?
- What all happens at the Final Judgement?
- What will hell be like and who will go?
- What will heaven be like and who will go?