Youth

Youth (grades 6-12) meet on Wednesday nights at 7:00 and Sunday mornings at 11:15 for engaging discussions, challenging Bible study, energetic worship, and ridiculous recreation.   


Led by Thomas Whiteside, the youth ministry is dedicated to introducing teens to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their love and obedience to Him.


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Wednesdays: This is the Way - A Journey through Matthew

Starting in January, we will begin a long journey looking at the way of Jesus in the gospel of Matthew.


Sundays: The Bible & Culture

A unique Sunday morning class where we are encouraging parents to attend class with the Youth as we look at important cultural topics of today such as money, family, suffering, and power. The Youth will have discussions together in their own cohorts, but we hope that parental presence will help bridge a connection to take discussions on these topics further in the future.

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Fall 2019 Calendar


Notable Dates:

No Sunday Class (Sunday, Feb. 16)

Hume LAke

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

June 21-27, 2020


Nova Youth will be joining kids from all over California at Hume Lake’s Meadow Ranch and Ponderosa Camps for what promises to be an incredible week in the mountains. Meadow Ranch is open to all students going into grades 6-8. Ponderosa is open to all students going into grades 9-12 and even those who have just finished their senior years. At camp, teens will have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Sequoia National Forest while taking part in high-energy recreation, meaningful times of worship, and challenging opportunities to grow as individuals and as Christ-followers. Many have found that a week at Ponderosa can change lives forever. We encourage you to visit Hume.org for more about all that Hume Lake has to offer.


Nova has many generous donors that love to help kids go to camp. They already enable us to cover the cost of transportation and the cost to provide counselors. Please inquire about need-based scholarships to thomaswhiteside@novachurch.org. All the students will get the opportunity to participate in fundraising for camp in order to lessen the total cost for themselves (average cost is lowered by $150).


Total cost: $595


Payments will be due:

     February 5th - $150

     April 15th - $200

     May 31st - $245 (minus fundraised cost)


Deposit cost is able to be refunded up to May 31st as long as another student is able to fill the spot once we release it back to Hume Lake.


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2019 Recap Video:


vIDEO SCAVENGER HUNT 2019

Watch the Video Scavenger Hunt from our annual Summer Kickoff!


NEW TESTAMENT SERIES (Spring 2019)

The handouts for each lesson can be found below. They contain an overview, themes, and memory verses. We encourage everyone to read the whole biblical book or a few key stories each week as we seek to understand the story of God.


Matthew: Feb. 13

Luke 1-19: Feb. 20, 24, 

Luke 19-24: Feb. 27, Mar. 3

John: Mar. 6, 10

Speaking and Living the Gospel: Mar. 17

Acts 1-12: Mar. 20

Acts 13-28: Mar. 27

Paul's Letters: April 3, 7

Romans: April 17

Philippians: April 24, 28

Galatians: May 1, 5

1-3 John: May 15, 19

Hebrews: May 22, 26

James: May 29, June 2

Revelation: June 5, 9

NT Recap: June 12, 16

Old Testament Series (Fall 2018)

The handouts for each lesson can be found below. They contain an overview, themes, memory verses, and discussion questions. We encourage everyone to read the whole biblical book or a few key stories each week as we seek to understand the story of God.


Genesis 1-11
: Sept. 12, 16

Genesis 12-50: Sept. 19, 23

Exodus 1-18: Sept. 26, 30

What Happens After Death?: Oct. 7

Exodus 19-40 & Leviticus: Oct. 10, 14

Numbers, Deuteronomy: Oct. 17, 21

Joshua: Oct. 24, Nov. 4

Judges, Ruth: Nov. 7, 11

1-2 Samuel: Nov. 14, 18

1-2 Kings: Nov. 28, Dec. 2

Wisdom Literature: Dec. 5, 9

Isaiah: Dec. 12

The Coming King Handout & Article: Dec. 16

Psalms:  Jan. 6

Daniel: Jan. 9, 13

Ezra-Nehemiah: Jan. 16, 20

Minor Prophets: Jan. 23, 27

OT Overview: Jan. 30



Other Resources:

Salvation: Four Views

Fear of the Lord (in Joshua)