Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

– I Timothy 4:12

Our Youth Ministry includes students ranging from 6th grade through 12th that come from all over the Tyler and surrounding areas to fellowship together, study God’s Word, and to praise Him with their worship. Our youth ministry seeks to help teens face the daily pressures of this world while constantly pointing them to Christ as our true Refuge. Our youth are led by passionate leaders and teachers who care deeply about their relationship with God and their spiritual development. We want our young people to understand that the Christian walk should not be done alone; the presence of Christ, as well as friends who share their faith and values, will help them through this exciting and challenging time.

Our Values

We have many strong values associated with our ministry: parental and teen ownership and involvement; quality over quantity; encouraging relationships; development of spiritual disciplines; inter-generational involvement, mentoring, the education and application of God’s Word; and a desire to be inwardly and outwardly focused.

The Lighthouse

Family & youth devotionals, Bible classes, food, and conversations: We meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for Biblical conversations and study. Our Sunday Bible class for middle school and high school students is at 9:00 a.m.  We combine middle and high school age groups to create a unique learning and growing experience.


Service projects: We organize service opportunities related to needs within our congregation or serve through a local organization within our large community.

Past Trips & Activities

  • Leadership Training for Christ
  • Nebraska Mission Trip
  • Area Wide Fellowships
  • Karing Kitchen
  • Winterfest
  • Harding University Bison Days
  • Harding Honors Symposium
  • Lipscomb University IMPACT
  • Teen Camps
  • ZEW Fall Retreat
  • Annual Camping and Hiking Trips
  • Camp Deer Run
  • Middle School Madness