Pursuit Youth

Student ministry for 6th-12th graders

Pursuit Youth exists to reach students far from God and show them their purpose in Jesus as a disciple who makes disciples.

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Want to Join the Pursuit Team?

Youth team members have the opportunity to serve on Wednesday nights and leading small groups throughout the week building relationships and leading groups of middle school and high school students to help them find their purpose in God as a disciple who makes disciples.
If you would like more information about joining the Pursuit Youth Team fill out the form below:

Pursuit AM for Middle Schoolers

Pursuit AM is designed especially for middle school students with worship and teaching that speaks directly into their lives. It's a time for them to join in community with others their age, while growing in their understanding of God and His love for them. Pursuit AM meets during both Sunday morning services. This worship service is held in the Matthews Charter Academy gymnasium located behind Team Church.

Wednesday Nights

During the fall and spring, middle and high schoolers are invited to experience a service designed just for them on  Wednesday evening. The evening includes worship, an age-appropriate message and small group discussion.

Due to COVID we are not currently serving food.

Schedule

7:00 pm :  Pursuit service begins
8:45 pm :  dismissal

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, we offer events designed specifically for middle and high schoolers as ways to engage them, further introduce them to Christ and encourage their spiritual growth. These events include retreats, summer camp, Holy Goat Awards and more. All information about student events is on the EVENTS page.

Unleash Summer Camp

June 28 - July 2, 2022
It is once again our favorite time of year: camp season! Students are invited for 4 days away in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, growing closer to Jesus and to friends. We love giving students a “week away from the world” to disconnect and focus on their spiritual growth and well being. We have big things in store for Unleash summer camp this year and we want your student to be a part!

UNLEASH 2022 will be an unforgettable week of fun, adventure, worship, and life change. We will be traveling to Flat Rock, NC with hundreds of 6-12 grade students from Team Church and Pursuit for a week in the mountains at the Bonclarken Conference and Retreat Center.

Camp is from June 28-July 2, 2022. The cost is $360/person and you can save a spot with a $100 deposit. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Please reach out to AJ at ajholt@teamchurch.com to discuss details.

Register by clicking the button below.
Pursuit Youth Summer Calendar
One Nights -
On the first Wednesday of every month we host an event called One Night. We challenge all of our students to invite a lost friend for a special night of games, prizes, and a Gospel presentation. We will have three of these over the summer.
 
Donuts & Devos -
From 9:30-10:30 am on the marked Tuesdays, AJ will host a devotional Bible study for students at Team Church. Donuts and coffee will be offered each week during the study time. Students will be diving into a 10 week study on how to share their faith in our world today. There is no cost to attend but students are asked to bring a Bible, notebook and pen.
 
Summer Nights @ Pursuit -
Pursuit isn't slowing down in the summer. On the marked Wednesdays, we will be having devotionals and special events instead of our normal Wednesday schedule. Events will include kickball and gaga ball tournaments, Make a Movie night, a student led worship night and much more. There will not be pizza or café offered on these weeks.
 
Carolina Harbor Day -
Pursuit is going to Carolina Harbor! We are all meeting at Carolina Harbor at 11am on July 21st to have some fun and beat the heat at Carowinds water park. Cost for a ticket is $50 and you can register your student here: REGISTER.
 
Freshman Move Up Event -
On Sunday, August 14th we will welcome our new Freshman to our High School family. All 9th-12th graders are invited to come to the 11am service at Team Church and then head over to Bowlero in Matthews for lunch and unlimited bowling from 1-3pm. Cost to attend is $20 and can be paid upon arrival!
 
Big Air Day -
August 18th we will be taking over Big Air from 12-4pm for an afternoon of trampolines, jousting, foam pits, laser tag and obstacle courses. Cost to attend the event is $16 a person and can be paid upon arrival!

High School Home Teams

Get connected. Go deeper.

We believe that our best life in Jesus happens when we live it with other people. It makes our life SO much better! Life can get hard. What if you’re nervous to give your speech in class next week? Or you’re nervous to show your parents the report card you just got? Or your girlfriend just broke up with you? Or you don’t have gas and you seriously want some Cook Out? We all go through those times and we all need someone to talk to or hang out with. Find a Home Team of friends who are going through the same stuff and do life together!
Interested in leading a Pursuit home team?
One of the biggest parts of Pursuit is building relationships. We believe that students need to feel like they belong before they will believe in what we’re teaching them. You can invest in the lives of students by signing up to lead a student home team. Come find out more at the TC Way  classes on the second Sunday of every month during second service.

Serve

There are many opportunities for students to serve at Team Church. We want you to find a place to serve that fulfills your passion and uses your unique gifts and abilities in the best way possible. Below are some of the areas students have to choose from:

teamKID - Help children learn about Jesus where they are. Serve kids up to the 5th grade in a safe and fun environment.
Guest Services -  Help make each guest feel welcome at Team Church. Every first impression matters!
Production - Help provide excellence in our adult and student worship experiences during the week. There are opportunities in audio, visual, lighting and worship band.
Parking - Be the first face of Team Church to our members and guests. Help them find a place to park and point them to where they need to go.
Childcare - Providing childcare for events and Home Teams so others can growth in their relationship with Christ.

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Have questions?

Our student pastor is happy to help! Fill out the form below and AJ will be in touch.