Welcome to the Youth page!
If you are 12 to 19 years old, this page is for you!! (And your parents too if they like)
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 in 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.
- Sunday Service
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.
- ICF Youth Bible Study
For all youth 12-19 years old (not based on school grade), we meet every other Saturday at ICF in the Sparrow’s Nest. If you would like to join us, just come by or write an email.
- For all youth 12-19 years of age
Monthly 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! https://ibc-churches.org/building-connections/youth/
Now to the cool stuff
2020 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.
2020 has brought some changes in our program. The ICF Youth team is excited to invite you to our Youth Bible Study every other Saturday from 16.30-18.30 at ICF in the Sparrow’s Nest and as year progresses in leader’s home (this would be announced beforehand).
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. And we are eager get to know each other better, pray with one another, share praises and prayer requests, worship in spirit and in truth and become closer friends as we meet regularly.
So, come join us at our ICF Youth Bible Study starting February 29!
We have also added some more events and concerts. Check out and save the dates below, or contact us for more information
- 29 February – Youth Bible Study Launch 16:30 – 18:00
- 29 February – Night Hike 18:15 – 21:00
- 14 March – Bible Study
- 28 March – Youth and Family BBQ
- 25 April – Bible Study
- 09 May – Bible Study
- 21-24 May – Camping Retreat
- 29 May – Casting Crowns and Matt Redman concert
- 06 June – Bible Study
- 20 June – Bible Study
- 21 June – Pool party after church
- 04 – 10 July – Euroventure
Saturday – Friday 4 – 10 July
Euroventure Youth Camp in Grindelwald, Switzerland is now open for registration. Click on the logo to be transported to our IBC Church website where you will receive more information and can register for this exciting camp.
For transportation to and from the camp, please contact Peter Schmitz who will coordinate the rides for our ICF Youth. We are also looking for anyone who could provide transportation to the camp.
Matthew and Naomi Brown will accompany our ICF Youth to Switzerland.
Who is the youth team?
We are a team of adults who are dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and are ready to 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, Tiria Schmitz, Peter and Andrea Schmitz, Matthew and Naomi Brown, David and Mishal McCauley
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 March 1st 2020 and every 1st Sunday of the month in the prayer room beginning at 09:30.
Is your mind exploding with questions, please write me: