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Teens

Student IMPACT

Our Student IMPACT teen programs are designed to support students as they journey through life during the challenging years of middle and high school. We impact their lives with the message of the Gospel, help it to take root and grow so they can make an impact on the world around them. The mission of Student IMPACT is to walk beside and to support and partner with parents in their role as the primary spiritual nurturer in the life of their student. 

Students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 have a variety of opportunities to get involved in Student IMPACT. Our weekly Sunday morning classes (including Confirmation class for high school students), Sunday evening youth group gatherings, and Wednesday evening small group studies offer ways to build meaningful personal and spiritual relationships, as well as provide students with a platform to examine their faith, and make the decision to follow Jesus. We also offer retreats and mission trip opportunities that allow students to dive deeper into their faith.


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Middle School & High School
Students meet on Sunday mornings at the 9:00 AM hour. This dedicated time is an opportunity for students to learn and grow in their faith through Bible teaching, discussion, and prayer support. Although this is a classroom format, there is no homework requirement and students can join the class at any time. The Middle School program is led by Jacob Soto, our Middle School Coordinator. The High School class is led by Kevin Steele and Lauren Sullivan, volunteers in our high school ministry.

Our Confirmation Class is open to students in grades 9-12 who are interested in pursuing membership at Memorial Park Church. This class is led by our Director Student IMPACT, Ryan Pietryga. The Confirmation Class covers important topics such as Biblical history, the core beliefs of Christianity, and church membership. This class is held on Sunday mornings at the 9:00 AM hour, running concurrently with Middle and High School Sunday morning classes.
Middle School
Our Sunday evening youth group gatherings are held each week from 4:30-6:00 PM in Westminster Hall. We begin our evening with games and fellowship, followed by a time of worship, a speaker-led teaching and small group discussion. 

High School
Our Sunday evening youth group gatherings are held each week from 6:30-8:30 PM in Westminster Hall. We begin our evening with games and fellowship, followed by a time of worship, a speaker-led teaching and small group discussion.
Teen LIFE Groups are a great way to dive deeper into scripture as we meet for small group study. Teen LIFE Groups for both Middle and High School meet on Wednesday evenings at the Clayton Center from 7:00-8:30 PM. Guys and girls meet separately for study and discussion and students can join at any time during the year.
Once a year, students and Student IMPACT leaders head to Laurelville Camp and Conference Center for a weekend of building relationships, growing closer to Jesus, and having fun! Generally, the Laurelville Retreat happens in late fall and is scheduled for Friday-Sunday. We have a retreat for Middle School and High School. Activities have an emphasis on fun, recreation, Bible lessons and traditional camp activities–hiking, swimming, crafts, mini golf, and Ga Ga ball. Learn more about Laurelville Retreat Center here.
Mission trips and outreach projects are great ways to grow in your faith while serving to further God's kingdom. Stretching and reaching beyond your comfort zone to help the needy and hurting in our community and our world can be a life-changing and everlasting experience.

Our local outreach involvement is with Presents for Patients through the Giving Tree at MPC in December, and throughout the year, we partner with North Hills Community Outreach Food Bank, Compassion Day, World Vision, and The Pittsburgh Project. Extending beyond our community, we also collect shoes for Soles for Jesus and raise funds for the children of Sierra Leone through our annual Fast for Leone in the spring. 

Our high school students have the opportunity to participate in a domestic mission trip every summer and an international mission trip every other summer, while our middle school students have the opportunity to participate in a local service week held in the summer. Students spend the week sleeping at the Clayton Center and going out into the community to serve each day.