Welcome to the Youth page!
If you are 12 to 19 years old, this page is for you! (Parents welcomed too.)
Our deepest desire for you in a nutshell
We want you to awaken to the love of God so you may boldly pursue the person of Jesus Christ in order that you may live for Him and inspire others by the power of the Holy Spirit to do the same.
At ICF there are different pathways for you to engage and grow in Christ
- Sunday school: Youth Grades 7-9 learn about Jesus in fresh and relevant ways through “The Gospel Project” curriculum. This takes place every Sunday morning at church except on German holidays. Check out our program here: https://www.gospelproject.com/students
- Sunday Service: Youth in grade 10-13 are encouraged to remain in the service with the adults, listen to the sermon and discuss the sermon together with the youth team for ca. 15-20 minutes afterwards.
- Youth events: weekend retreats, parties and a camping/adventure trip at the end of the school year. More info below.
- Euroventure Summer Camp: Youth camp in Grindelwald, Switzerland. Experience the awesome Swiss Alps like none other. Worship, Bible study, meeting other teens from all over Europe, hiking, swimming, shopping, and much more! Check it out here: https://ibc-churches.org/building-connections/youth/
Now to the cool stuff
2019/20 is crammed with events you don’t want to miss! Our retreats, camping trips and events are the perfect chance to get together with friends, get some headspace, and get closer to God.
Click here where you can find our upcoming events.
What can you expect during a weekend retreat?
Grab a few clothes, pack your sleeping bag and get ready to spend the weekend full of fun, games and food for thought. We will dive into God’s Word together and aim to experience spiritual truths in a fresh way. Through open and thoughtful discussions we want to answer the questions you may have regarding God, faith, and challenges you face living for Christ. We want you to grow in your faith and come away refreshed and hungry for God’s work in your life.
More information will be announced and posted closer to the given event dates.
Who is the youth team?
A team of adults who are dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ will lead you into worship, small group discussions and of course lots of fun activities. For some of you we are your parents. Yet related or not, we hope to be your friends and mentors and build lasting relationships with you as brothers and sisters in Christ. We are:
Danny and Amy Courtis, Carsten and Melanie Lotz, Lilli Parrott, Carel and Sam Buitendag, André and Sally Botha, Peter, Andrea and Tiria Schmitz, Matthew and Naomi Brown
Have your registered?
You would like to attend our Sunday School or Youth program and would like to be kept in the loop with upcoming events or pop-up socials, then sit down with a parent and fill in this registration form.
As we approach a new school year and are looking to revamp the youth program at ICF, we need your prayers. We would like to invite you to pray with us on September 1st, 2019 and every 1st Sunday of the month in the prayer room beginning at 09:30.
Is your mind exploding with questions, please write me: