This really depends on their personality. Here's what I suggest. First, get them involved in a Sunday Small Group. There they will meet several other students that are the same age and probably go to the some school, or are at least going through some of the same things. Second, get them in an event. The small groups often do things together, we have at least one big thing going on a month, camps, retreats, do as much as possible because it's during those times that bonds and memories are made. Finally, they must be consistent. It's really hard to feel like someone is a part of something, either from their side or from the youth group's side if they are only there once every month. If your student is willing, there will be plenty of people willing to befriend them.
2. What can you expect from us?
As a father myself, I realize what you are trusting to this ministry. As a result, we try to surround our students with adults that really want to get to know them, want to see them fall in love with Jesus Christ, and move them on into maturity. So we try to model those things. We are not here to become their parents, but to come beside you to give another voice into their lives supporting you and encouraging them. With many parents serving as leaders there are a variety of experiences you can draw from to help you through this difficult period in a student's life.
We also have resources to help you read about what you teen is going through, along with classes once a quarter, websites to check out, and outside help if you need that as well. We want to see this period of life be a pleasant one for your entire family.
We also believe that order and respect is the best way for everyone to feel like there is an environment to be comfortable enough to be themselves and grow in the Lord, as a result we have a set of rules that we believe helps provide that. Please look over those in the downloadable for page and feel free to ask any questions.
3. How do we pay for things?
Our ministry assistant Annelisa Starling is available most services at welcome center A to take money. We also have a drop box in the Cafe of the youth area. that you can place money in. Simply put your money in a student envelope, fill out the correct information, and drop it in the box. We also have an account system in place where you can play incrementally and use for certain events. Please contact Annelisa if you are interested. Finally, we periodically have fund raisers and all students that participate have money placed into their student accounts to be used later.
If you have more questions please don't hesitate to contact us