YouthWAV is the student ministry at Wildwood. It consists of Wildlife (grades 6th through 8th) and Breakaway (grades 9th through 12th). Our students meet every Sunday morning to dig deeper into what the Bible tells us about who God is, who we are, and how we are to live our lives in step with these truths.
What’s unique about YouthWAV is our use of “Shepherding Groups.” Every grade is divided into male and female groups called Shepherding Groups. Each Shepherding Group has a Shepherd, college age or above, who cultivates a relationship with each student in their group. These groups meet together twice a month: every second Wednesday of the month, and every fourth Sunday of the month. Our “Shepherds” will also meet with their students one-on-one or in groups outside of church time.
We firmly believe that this set-up allows for an immediate sense of belonging within the group, especially for new students. Over time, Shepherding Groups lead to deeper relationships, accountability, and support for every member of the group. The students and Shepherds both look forward to Shepherding Group times, which are often said to be the favorite part of the YouthWAV program.
Our Normal Weekly Meeting Times:
Wildlife and Breakaway – 10:50am in the Fellowship Center
Wednesday Nights (Summer Schedule)
Breakaway – 7:00-9:00pm in the Fellowship Center
Thursday Nights (Summer Schedule)
Wildlife – 7:00-9:00pm in the Fellowship Center