Welcome to “The Gathering.”  This is the student ministry at Ruth’s Chapel.  Since students often have many questions about this whole “church” thing, we are going to give you a glimpse into our youth group by answering some of the most commonly asked questions.

Why are you called “The Gathering?”

This name is taken from 1 John 1:7.  This passage speaks of the two things that we are all about…. fellowship and Jesus!  We “gather” to learn about Jesus, so that we can go and better serve Him.

What should I wear?

We want you to be you!  All that we ask is that you don’t intentionally “distract” the opposite sex with your outfit.

What should I expect to hear?

You are going to hear the Gospel, uncut and uncensored!  You don’t have to worry about a sugar-coated, watered down message because you are young.  You are going to be confronted with heavy doses of the Bible that will challenge and hopefully change you.

What kind of “fun” stuff do you do?

We try to offer events and activities as often as possible.  In the past we have had Water Wars during the summer.  The girls have had tie-dye parties, and the boys get together to play video games in what we call “Frags and Fellowship.”  We also have evenings when we just open the youth wing so that everyone can hang out.  We know that the main thing a young individual wants is to simply be around their friends, and we want to give you plenty of opportunities to do that.

What are the ages that are allowed to come?

As of now, we allow 7th graders through college students to be a part of The Gathering.

Sounds good! When should I check you guys out?

We meet on Wednesday night at 7 o’clock.  However, some students choose to arrive a few minutes early so that they can hang out or play games in the rec room.  We also meet for a Bible study on Sunday morning at 9:30.