Youth Ministry

Tyrone Youth Ministry (TYM) exists to minister to the middle and high school students of TCPC and encourage them to receive Christ Jesus and walk in him by teaching them how the gospel of Jesus Christ applies to their lives, connecting them to other believers, both young and old, in Christian fellowship, and sending them out to serve the church and witness to unbelievers.

Wednesday nights

The heart of our youth group is our Wednesday night large group gatherings. During the fall, winter, and spring, we meet on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for a time of fellowship, games, worship, teaching, and group discussion. This is a great opportunity for the youth to get to know each other better, to hear how the gospel applies to their lives, and to discuss the Bible and pray with each other. During the summer, we take a break from the usual routine and meet at various church members’ homes for games and fellowship. Contact Pastor David or check the church calendar for the most up-to-date schedule of our meetings.

Sunday school

Our Sunday morning classes meet from 9:00-10:00 a.m. before the worship service and provide a more in-depth understanding of the Bible, the Westminster Standards, and the Christian life. These classes are meant to spark an interest in the Bible and in God. Everyone from 6th grade to 12th grade meets in one class. In 2023-24, we are studying the topics of the Old Testament historical books (fall), ethics (winter), Paul’s letters (spring), and apologetics (summer). To see our full youth ministry curriculum plan, contact Pastor David.

Calendar of events

  • Thursday, June 27 — Cedar Point
  • Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13 — camping trip and river tubing in Indian River
  • Saturday, August 10 — giant slip ‘n’ slide

Other ministry opportunities

  • Summer book studies — in the summer months, we pick a practical, engaging book to read together and discuss
  • Winter retreats — after the Christmas holiday season, we have two weekend winter retreats (one for senior high, one for junior high) that we participate in jointly with other PCA churches in Michigan

Stay connected

There are multiple means of communication to stay connected with the youth ministry. For students, we have a GroupMe text thread. For parents, we use the Remind app to send out reminders and/or last-minute changes. For everyone, there is a monthly newsletter that goes out with all the information for the upcoming month’s events.

For more information regarding philosophy of ministry, teaching content, and/or events and gatherings, please contact Assistant Pastor David Groendyk at [email protected].