Merrimack Valley Teens

MVT is designed to make disciples who know Jesus Christ, grow in Him, and serve Him. We exist to guide students in grades 7-12 through a process of discipleship that puts them in environments where they can experience for themselves how great God is and gives them the tools they need to grow as a disciple while discipling others, like in-depth Bible study, healthy community, creative opportunities, and a safe space to grow. We aim to meet the spiritual needs of every teen – from those searching for answers about God for the first time to life-long followers of Jesus Christ - while reinforcing families as the primary discipling force in their life.


We offer several weekly programs that cater to different personalities and maturity levels and special events throughout the year designed to motivate, inspire, train, refresh, and encourage students. Everything that we do as a youth ministry is to achieve our five goals – so be sure to check those out below!


Connect with us via Facebook, our weekly parent and guardian newsletter The What’s Up Weekly, and our quarterly flyer The Fusion or by contacting MVT’s youth director, Dan Beaulieu.

Youth Group

Wednesdays

Main Program: 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Located at 4 Craftsman Ln., Amherst, NH


Youth Group is the perfect place to come to MVT for the first time. At this environment, we come to spend time together, learn together, have fun together, worship together, and grow together through time with friends, worship music, games, and a lesson focused on what the Bible and the Gospel have to say to us about living life right now.

Sunday School

Sundays

8:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Located in several classrooms


Sunday School is a time of diving deep into the Bible to know God more and grow in caring for ourselves through spiritual disciplines like Bible study, prayer, and community. This environment is heavily interactive and discussion-based, which lets students ask questions, get answers, and be heard as they grow in their walk with Jesus.


We offer several Sunday School classes every quarter to ensure interactivity and healthy community. All junior high girls meet in Room 112 in the Main Church Building, and all junior high boys and high school students meet at the Annex.

Service teams

Showing love to others and stretching our faith through action is an important aspect of MVT. We try to give students opportunities to serve others that make sense to each student’s passions and talents.


Student Impact

Second Wednesday of every month – 3:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Main Church Building

Student Impact is our team of students who meet once a month to do community service projects in our local area. Projects this past year have included making hats for a children’s home, yard work for a local business, writing letters to missionaries and local pastors, and running a carnival for community members.

 

Worship Team

Wednesdays – 6:00 p.m. Practice at the Annex

Worship music is a creative expression of adoration for God. We are blessed to have a team of students who lead us to worship every week at Youth Group through heart-felt, thoughtful words and music. They meet every Wednesday before Youth Group to practice.

 

Greet Squad

Wednesdays – 6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Annex

Everyone that comes to Youth Group should feel welcome and accepted! To ensure that, we have a group of students who commit themselves to taking on the awkward so that guests won’t have to. They reach out, start conversations, connect new friends, maintain our space, explain the program, and answer questions for everyone that comes in through the door!

 

Tech Crew

Wednesdays – 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. at the Annex

What happens on stage would be difficult without the people behind the scenes. We use lights, projection, and sound mixing as an opportunity for teens to let their technical gifts shine and grow their abilities for future ministries. Every member of our Tech Crew is individually trained and continually taught on different techniques and skills helpful in any A/V ministry.

 

Get involved or receive more information here!

Our Goals

Our mission has led us to develop five specific and attainable goals that we pursue in everything that we do with every person that comes to our ministry.

  • Authentic Faith

    We aren’t content with just knowing facts about God or accepting what someone else tells us about God. We want to have a personal connection with the God of the Universe who loves us passionately. So our goal is for every teen who comes to our ministry to walk away with a rich personal active faith in Jesus.

  • Love for Others

    God showed us His love for us by dying for us when we didn’t deserve it. This kind of love is at the heart of our faith and is the inspiration for our love for others. More than just doing nice things for our neighbors, we want to foster a love for the world around us based on God’s love for us.

  • Spiritual Disciplines

    Growth is a central part of the Christian faith. God didn’t save us for us to keep living the way we were without Him. He invites us to grow into who He has made us to be. We believe He has given us several specific ways we can grow in Him and we want to train teens so they can continue to grow long after they’ve graduated.

  • Healthy Relationships

    We are built for community! We believe that God is three-in-one in a mystery called the Trinity, so community is at the very heart of God’s nature. We’re made in God’s image so that’s a part of our nature too. We want to give the skills and knowledge teens need to create and maintain healthy relationships in community with their parents, friends, teachers, church, and everyone else God leads into their lives.

  • Wise Decisions

    Almost everyone will agree that teenage years are for learning how to ‘adult’. The Bible is filled with God’s wisdom, which is knowledge applied to live life the way it was meant to be lived. We want to give everyone the knowledge, skill, practice, and ability to make wise decisions for themselves as they learn how to navigate the world around them.