Regular youth group activities offer a safe space for teens (grades 6-12) to:
Connect with one another.
Engage in critical conversations about faith, social justice, and relevant issues.
Have an opportunity to volunteer and make a positive impact on our community.
Advocate for systemic change in our city and state.
Channel their creativity and artistic abilities into group projects.
Sunday Sparkhouse meets every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in Room 17. It provides students the opportunity to:
- Learn about in-depth approaches to faith & scripture from a progressive Christian perspective that values both the mind and the heart
- Share in meaningful conversation around the big questions that students ask, whether related to faith or life or politics or anything in-between
- Find community among peers who can relate to them and the things going on in their lives
- Experience a sense of belonging and affirmation
In addition to Sunday Sparkhouse, Brentwood’s youth get together at least once a month for various activities, ranging from fun social outings to advocacy and outreach opportunities and much more.
Subscribe to the Brentwood newsletter for the latest updates on Brentwood’s upcoming youth activities.
We’re grateful for our partnership with the Springfield Cooperative Youth Group, which is open to all students in 6-12th grades. The SGF Cooperative Youth Group especially strives to create a trauma-informed and affirming space for youth in the LGBTQIA+, neurodiverse, disabled, and BIPOC communities as well as teens from diverse economic and faith backgrounds. Several of our youth members participate in the SGF Cooperative Youth Group, so if you attend you’re likely to find some familiar faces from Brentwood.
This innovative model allows participating congregations to come together on shared projects that make a huge difference in the city of Springfield, as well as to plan activities and programs specific to the needs of the youth ministries in each congregational setting.
Participants not only have the opportunity to create deep meaning by collaborating on important community projects, but they also build a strong sense of belonging by being part of a youth group committed to the affirmation, dignity and equality of all people.
SGF Cooperative Youth Group activities are announced via the Brentwood newsletter.
The mission of Megan’s Rainbow is to provide a safe space for LGBTQ teens to interact with peers, share coping skills, and enhance their understanding of self and others. Our goal is to foster resiliency and healthy choices within the individual while promoting unity within our community.
This is a free group that meets at Brentwood Christian Church for teens 14-17 years-old. Participants must have parent/guardian permission.