Bible classes are the most vital part of shaping our teens’ values and faith. Classes focus on learning how to read and understand the Bible so that it can become their guide for the rest of their lives.
Regular devotionals at Glen Allen’s building and different members’ homes help our teens to bond together with a common focus of worship and fellowship.
Annual retreats with other area youth groups encourage, renew, and inspire them. The retreats are built around a different theme each year but the goal is the same – to help them grow closer to each other and to build up their love for the Lord.
Winterfest is an annual trip to Gatlinburg, TN, where 10,000 young people from all over the eastern United States gather to worship and focus on the word of God.
Impact is an annual week-long event each year in June at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The week is part-summer camp, part-youth rally, and fully spiritually enriching!
Camp WAMAVA holds week long summer sessions where our teens make Christian friends from Virginia, Maryland, and the DC area. Camp is designed to strengthen their resolve to live by faith.
Service and Mission Opportunities help Glen Allen’s young people see the needs in the world and actively do something to show the love and compassion of Jesus. Trips to Ukraine to visit the Zhitomir church and work in local orphanages can be made with adult sponsors. Beginning in the summer of 2009, building houses for the poor in Honduras will be an option for Glen Allen’s teens. Locally, area youth groups have bonded together at Richmond Work Camp, a project to clean and paint homes for the needy in Richmond neighborhoods. And, of course, our teens are an integral working part of Glen Allen’s weeklong VBS each summer during the first week of August. They perform drama, serve as guides for children’s groups, assist with crafts, and work with great energy and enthusiasm through it all!