Youth ministry


Idlewild's Youth fellowship is composed of two groups: QUEST (grades 6-8) and BASIC (grades 9-12). For information contact Frank Kelly, Director of Youth Ministry

Frank Kelly
Director of Youth Ministry
901-726-4681 ext. 213

Sunday Morning Classes 

Classes are 9:40-10:40 a.m. A lectionary-based curriculum is used. 

QUEST/grades 6-8 (Questioning, Understanding, Exploring, Sharing Together) 

BASIC/grades 9-12 (Bothers and Sisters in Christ)

Both groups meet on Sunday mornings in the Youth Wing (3rd Floor East Jones Building).

QUEST meets in room 326E

 BASIC meets in room 325E

 Sunday Evenings   

Youth groups share dinner, games, worship, discussion and fellowship. Details about Sunday programs and other events are sent to youth and parents each week.

Senior High Breakfast

             BASIC youth meet each Tuesday morning at Panera Bread (4530 Poplar).

             Frank is there from 6:30 to 7:30. Youth provide their own transportation. No breakfasts during holidays.

Youth Ministry Special Events

FEB 2: Super Bowl of Caring

FEB 21-23: PYC Retreat at Camp Pincrest

FEB 9: Youth Sunday

APR 5: Church-Wide Senior Celebration during 1st Sunday Lunch

JUN 13-22: BASIC Mission Trip to Navajo Nation New Mexico

BASIC Trips and Retreats

There are four annual BASIC trips: A Presbytery-wide Senior High Retreat in the spring, the Montreat Youth Conference, a summer mission trip, and fall NaCoMe All-Church Camp.

During the Presbytery-wide Retreat, Idlewild youth gather with senior high school students from across the Presbytery to talk and learn about topics facing them today.

Every four years BASIC members travel together to Montreat, North Carolina for a week at the Montreat Youth Conference. Senior high students from across the country gather to hear speakers from around the world. On other years, BASIC members travel overseas or within the United States as a mission team working on various service projects.

NaCoMe All-Church Camp is a favorite fall highlight. Church members travel to NaCoMe Conference Center for a weekend of dancing, recreation, worship, fellowship nd good food. BASIC youth enjoy the weekend together in the luxurious BASIC cabin.

The summer mission trips are often life-changing experiences. Groups have been to El Salvador, Guatemala and New Mexico. Mission work, as when a group helped build a school in Guatemala, is combined with learning and fun.









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