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HELPING MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH EXPERIENCE GOD’S LOVE
EMPOWERING HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH TO BECOME LEADERS
ENGAGING EVERY GENERATION IN LIFE-CHANGING MINISTRY
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DISCOVERY WEEKEND

WHAT IS IT?

Discovery Weekend is a spiritual formation retreat for middle school youth that engages high school youth in leadership. Held in the local church, Discovery invites the entire church family to live out the baptismal promise to create a community of love and forgiveness. In this environment, middle school youth will be encouraged to strengthen their faith with foundational Christian teachings and experiences.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Discovery Weekend is for the entire church family. Middle school youth, no matter where they are on their faith journey, are invited to attend. High school youth lead small groups and worship. Parents share gifts of love, presence, and prayer. Youth leaders provide overall leadership, direction, and supervision of the weekend. Church parishioners serve on the Discovery team. Sunday school classes and small groups provide prayer support, meals, and snacks. Clergy help with teaching, provide spiritual guidance, and, with parental involvement, celebrate baptism.

Webinars

Webinar 1: Why Discovery?

Webinar 2: The Manual

Webinar 3: Planning Timeline

Webinar 4: Panel Q&A

What happens during Discovery Weekend?

Worship

Singing, praising, and worshiping as one body.

Engagement

Skits, short videos, and meaningful talks about faith and God.

Love

Congregational care and love.

Fun

Free time, serious time, and fun time.

Fellowship

Mentoring, small-group sharing, Bible reading, and prayer.

THEMES

Get started discovering what God has in store for your church through Discovery Weekend!