Youth Small Groups meet in the community during the week before school. We have been blessed with so many students that our small groups are currently filled to capacity. If you would like to join a group, email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added if we have enough leaders and drivers for your specific group.
Youth Small Groups Schedule
6th & 7th Grade Girls: Thursdays from 6:45-8:00am at Chick-Fil-A at Virginia Center (near Publix)
8th Grade Girls: Thursdays from 6:45-8:00am at Panera Bread at VCC
Middle School Guys: Thursdays from 6:45-8:00am at Stevie B's on 301
9th Grade Girls: Tuesdays from 6:45-8:00am at Panera Bread at VCC
10th Grade Girls: Wednesdays from 6:45-8:00am at Panera Bread at VCC
11th Grade Girls: Tuesdays from 6:45-8:00am at Panera Bread at VCC
12th Grade Girls: Wednesdays from 6:45-8:00am at Panera Bread at VCC
High School Guys: Wednesdays from 6:45-8:00am at Chick-Fil-A at Virginia Center (near Publix)
Winter Weather Small Group Policy: If school is delayed or canceled, there is no small group
This is a middle and high school weekend retreat at Camp Watermarks where small groups of youth (divided by gender and grade) meet in various places at camp for small group discipleship (what it means to be a follower of Jesus). These times are led by youth leaders with the goal of beginning or strengthening the ongoing process of discipleship in each youth`s life. This year our focus will be on growing and multiplying deeper relationships in our walk with Christ. In addition to incredible Bible teaching and worship there will be unique times of fellowship and recreation for each small group and their mentors. Camp Watermarks offers all kinds of fun! There is a ropes course, basketball court, 2 gaga ball pits, evening bonfire with smores, and team building games and competition (including human foosball). There will also be a free time for your group on Saturday afternoon for optional activities including a shooting range, climbing wall, and paintball.
For more information on where we will be for the weekend check out www.watermarkscamp.com
Please Note: Registration fee is NONREFUNDABLE!
If you're a high school student who is interested in being part of the Student Leadership Team and helping to make decisions regarding future youth events, click the link and complete the application.
We're excited to offer a new way to partner with your student in their faith journey. We have assigned adult prayer partners for all interested middle school and high school students at Restoration Church. The prayer partners commit to praying regularly for the student and making monthly contact with the students via mail or text to encourage them and seek prayer requests. If you would like your student to participate, please contact our youth team at email@example.com
Generation is for instrumentalists, vocalists, and tech operators (audio and visual) of all skill levels in grades 6-12. Generation is intended to be the training ground where students of all skill levels learn to work together as a team and lead worship. Generation students get regular opportunities to put their skills to use at church and outreach events. Rehearsals are held during the school year each Thursday evening from 6:30-7:45 at the Libbys’ house (10081 Cool Spring Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116). Rehearsals begin September 13.
A note to current Generation members: Notice that the rehearsal time is different from last year. If you were in Generation or Launch last year, you do NOT need to register again.
Limitless (advanced skill levels): Limitless operates on an invitation-only membership. All members from the previous year are invited to participate during the current year. Other members will be added as positions become available and the need arises. This team is for students who have had time to develop skills and are largely self-sufficient in the use of their musical or technical talents. This advanced team is student led under adult supervision. The goal of Limitless is to build a repertoire so that they are always ready to go into the community and bring worship music to places where it would not otherwise be available. Rehearsals are the first and third Wednesday of every month during the school year from 7:15-8:30 at the Libbys’ house (10081 Cool Spring Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116).