what we do…

We are absolutely committed to creating a radical culture that disciples the next generation to become lifelong passionate followers of Jesus Christ.  We see Yosemite Church as the place in Merced children and youth want to be.  We see hundreds of children and students gathering on campus and in homes to be discipled into passionate followers of Jesus Christ.  We see hundreds of trained and equipped adults investing their time mentoring relationships with students.  We see gathering places/worship spaces designed to help children and students connect with God, with age-appropriate activities to promote relational engagement.

We see a growing team of staff and interns working together to equip volunteers for effective mentoring of our children and students.  We see a cohesive spiritual development road map from birth through high school - including age-appropriate curriculum, rights of passage, intentional transitions and integration into adulthood in the church.  We want to see our students worship with their families and serve during our weekend services to ensure that inter-generational relationships are formed and students feel they are needed and valued by YC.

We know this will take strong teamwork between staff and parents and will require patience.  The success of our Next Generation Ministry will be largely connected to our parents.  We believe parents are the most important influence in students' lives.  We want to partner with and equip parents to be the primary spiritual caregivers of their student(s).  Parents are always welcome to attend any of our groups.

 
 
 
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Provided to children birth through kindergarten during all three weekend worship services:

  • Saturday - 6p

  • Sunday - 9a & 11a


0-4

The YC childcare ministry strives to offer a safe and fun place for children ages 0-4 to learn and grow through Christ.

Our nursery is a place for children under age 2 to discover, play and rest during our weekend services.

 

Pre K -K

Our toddler and preschool rooms are where the spiritual feeding truly begins with a 6-week rotating curriculum that focuses on simple Bible stories and concepts including age appropriate crafts and worship.

 
 
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Family Time

This helpful tool is designed for you to use during the week with your child(ren). You’ll find out what they learned today at church, and help them prepare for next week by exploring the themeand spending time together in God’s Word. Click the icon to the left to view and/or print

 


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Proved to children 1st through 5th grades during all three weekend worship services

  • Saturday: 6p

  • Sunday: 9a & 11a

 
 
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Midweek explorers

For kids 2nd-5th grade

Midweek Explorers is a curriculum-based program that teaches your children about what it means to live like Jesus. No pre-registration is required. They will be given a small snack at the end of the group session and sent home with an activity page that includes a memory verse and a review of what they’ve learned.

Midweek Explorers is from September-May.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call Jen (209)383-5038 x21 or email Jen below.

 
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home front weekly

Home Front Weekly is designed for you to use during the week with your son or daughter. You’ll find out what they learned today at church, and can help them prepare for next week by exploring the theme (or Ponder Point) and spending time together in God’s Word.

 

 
 
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Registration is now closed. Please call Yosemite Church at 383-5038 if you would like to have your child added to the waiting list.

Yosemite Church office hours are:

Mon-Thurs 9a-5p

Friday 9a-3p

Sunday 9a-12p


Your coach will contact you with the day, time and location of your practice by Dec. 31, 2018. If you haven’t heard from your coach by this dated, please call the Upward Hotline at 383-5038 x11. We will get you the information before your first practice.

First Game Day: Sat. Jan 26

Picture Day: Feb. 2

5th-6th tournament: Fri. March 15 & Sat. March 16

 
 
 
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Middle School

6th-8th grades

 
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Sundays 11am, HD 101

Students will join main service for worship, then be dismissed right before the sermon to have a discussion around the weekend message in a student friendly environment.

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Wednesdays 6:30-8:30p, EC15

Middle School Group begins with fellowship at our E-xtreme snack bar, followed by games, worship, teaching, and small group time. It’s a good way to make new friends, get to know other believers, and meet our awesome leaders and interns. Students visiting for the first time get a free meal deal (2 slices of pizza and a soda) - a $2.50 value!

Sundays 5-6:30p, EC15

Combined Bible study for middle and high school students.

 

Volunteers & Parent Volunteers continually needed!

Contact Jen Williams at 209.383.5038 x21 or email Jen below.

 

 
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high school

9th-12th grades

 
 
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Sundays 5-6:30p, EC15

Combined Bible study for middle and high school students.

 
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Thursdays 6:30-8:30p, EC15

High School Group begins with fellowship at our X-treme snack bar, followed by games, worship, teaching, and small group time. It’s a good way to make new friends, get to know other believers, and meet our awesome leaders and interns. Students visiting for the first time get a free meal deal (2 slices of pizza and a soda) - a $2.50 value!

 
 

Volunteers & Parent Volunteers continually needed!

Contact Jen Williams at 209.383.5038 x21 or email Jen below.


Parent Resources

Here at YC, we want to equip you, as parents to raise your children in a spiritual environment. We are committed to walk alongside you in mentoring your next generation. This page compiles resources we believe help in that commitment.

 

Crash Course on Teenage Boys

This five-session video course is to help you, as parents, to begin to understand the world of your teenage boy. Click on the following topics for a quick video to help engage your teen and understand what they’re going through:

Body Changes

Sex

Pornography

Communication

Friendships

 
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Crash Course on Teenage Girls

This five-session video course is to help you, as parents, to begin to understand the world of your teenage girl. Click on the following topics for a quick video to help engage your teen and understand what they’re going through:

Body Changes

Mood Swings

Dating

Friendships

Identity

 

Articles

Click the pictures below for helpful articles we’ve hand-picked for you!


 

Links


 
 

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