What a Thursday night like?
Thursday night Park meetings are a time for high school students from all over Monmouth County to get together and hang out with one another, meet new people, and just have a great time. On Thursday nights we hope that people will genuinely begin to share their lives with one another. Thursday night consists of hanging out, eating a pile of food, playing some games, singing some songs, having a talk, and then some more hanging out.
Usually one of the leaders or one of the high school students gives a short talk about what it means to be a Christian and what we believe about Jesus. We believe God has given us real life and we want to share that life and love with others. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A CHRISTIAN TO COME ON THURSDAYS. The leaders here are Christians. At some point in our lives we came to believe that God exists and that he loves us. We want other people to know about this love. If you are a Christian, great, WELCOME! If your not a Christian that’s fine too. YOU ARE WELCOME ALSO! We will share with you what we believe about God. What you choose to do with that is up to you. WE WILL NEVER TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE SOMETHING TO BE A PART OF Park. What we will do is share with you the love, peace, and life that we have found in following Christ, then whatever you do with that information is up to you.
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As Christians we have chosen to live our lives reaching out and caring about others. That’s why we are involved in Park. We know being a teenager is hard. We want the Park to be a place where people can be safe and real. We have two cardinal rules at Park. One is that you be real with who you are. Be honest with yourself and others. The second rule is that you are kind to others. You put all the junk that life gives you to the side for the night and you be respectful and kind to others. Park IS A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE FREE TO BE YOURSELF!
Outside of Thursday nights we do all sorts of other things in the Park Church high school community. We have both girls and guys small groups. This is a chance for high school students to get together and talk through life in a more intimate setting. Each small group is different, but in general it is a time where people can share thier joys and struggles. Often the groups pray together and study the bible. There are also Sunday morning worship services that many High School students come to and every high school student is welcomed to attend. It’s a chance for the whole Park Church community, both young and old, to come together and praise God.
There is also a plethora of other random events that all are welcome to attend! There are movie nights and concerts, weekend retreats, BBQs, hangouts, and holiday parties. Every week something is going on somewhere. Check out the Park Church High School Group Facebook page for info. And always email the High School Group leaders for up to date info!