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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 and 7th Grade Girls: Thursdays from 6:45-8:00am at Chick-Fil-A at Virginia Center (near Public)
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: Wednesdays from 6:45-8:00am at Panera Bread at VCC
10th Grade Girls: Tuesdays from 6:45-8:00am at Panera Bread at VCC
11th Grade Girls: Wednesdays from 6:45-8:00am at Rise and Shine
12th Grade Girls: Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00am at Marty's on 301
High School Guys: Wednesdays from 6:45-8:00am at Chick-Fil-A at Virginia Center (near Public)
Winter Weather Small Group Policy: If school is delayed or canceled, there is no small group
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 Jen Williams at email@example.com
Launch (grades 6-12; introduction band for all new youth musicians): Launch is the perfect band for beginning musicians and tech specialists, and it is the starting point for all new musicians and tech members, no matter the skill level, before they are placed on a more advanced team. This team is adult led, but Launch students are also mentored by student leaders from the Generation worship team. All brand new members to Restoration’s youth worship teams start at Launch, where students learn musical and technical skills in a safe, encouraging environment. Sixth-grade youth worship team students are asked to spend at least one year in Launch before moving on to another team. Students who attend Launch and show advanced skills will be given the opportunity to move to another team that will better challenge them and help them grow. Students on the other youth worship teams who want extra training or want to try a new instrument or skill are welcome to attend Launch. Launch meets each Wednesday evening during the school year from 6:00-7:00 at the Libbys’ house (10081 Cool Spring Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116).
Generation (grades 7-12; intermediate and advanced skill levels): Generation is intended to be the training ground where students with intermediate to advanced skills learn to work together as a team and lead worship. It is open to all student musicians and technicians in grades 7-12. 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 6:00-7:15 at the Libbys’ house (10081 Cool Spring Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116).
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).