We strive to disciple our young people in their faith, connect them to the Church, equip them for their Christian walk and ultimately draw them more and more into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Discipleship Groups

Sundays 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Education Building

Purpose - to train up men and women in the knowledge of the grace and forgiveness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of the One True God. This is accomplished through Godly, Christ-like examples of older, mature Christian men and women in the church. The goal for this time is for difficult questions to be asked and answered, faith explored, and our relationship with Christ and one another deepened. 

 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13  

Wednesday Night Youth Groups

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m. In the education building

Purpose - to provide our youth with an opportunity to fellowship with the members of the Body of Christ in the body of the Church during the school year. This is a time where we gather to build relationships with other believers and to have a Bible Study to help students to understand the relation of Christ to the in’s and out’s of daily living. Wednesday nights are a less formal time of fellowship, fun, and a deeper understanding of the Triune God revealed in His Word. "An Ancient Book in a Modern World" is the title of the current series, which explores what the Bible is, where it came from, and why we can trust it to be relevant for us today.

2 Timothy 2:15

Fellowship Gatherings

Purpose - to provide the youth with events that encourage friendship, recreation, and fun in a Christian environment.  The fellowship gatherings also provide an environment to meet new students and to build relationships. Examples of these meetings are:

     Pizza and a Movie night
●   Game nights
●   Other events

Youth Retreats

Purpose - to aid Christian students in learning and applying basic principles necessary for spiritual growth.  The Spring and Fall Retreats span a weekend while Quest and Horizon in the summer continue for a week each.

  • Quest (Middle School)
  • Horizon (High School)
  • Fall and spring Middle school retreats
  • Fall and spring High school retreats

If you would like more information on Quest or Horizon sponsored by Christian Education Ministries please visit their website for more information. 

Mission Trips

Purpose - to expose students to a variety of situations which enhance ministry skills (such as teaching, ministering, witnessing (verbal and nonverbal), and fellowship), to continue to help students develop their personal walk with God, to equip them with skills to develop their own ministries, and to expose them to the call of the Great commission and to the Global Body of Christ. 

  • Appalachia
  • Mexico
  • United Ministries

Matthew 28:16-20

Jude 20-23

Ministry Opportunities


  • The Student Ministry at GARP is always looking for congregational involvement in the nurture and admonition of its young people. You will find that working with middle and high school students, while challenging, is always rewarding. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with our Student Ministries, please contact Andrew Di Iulio.  

Summer Interns

  • The Youth and Children’s Departments are seeking two college-aged interns for the summer of 2018 to help with the many events and activities that summer at GARP Church brings. If you or someone you know is interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact Andrew Di Iulio or you can download the 2018 intern application here.  


Links to helpful sites:
God and Science - Answers to Questions - Great Resource Page
Bible Gateway - Online Bible