The SAPC Youth Ministry is led by Mathes Ballard. 

Students 7-12 grade gather in Room 101 on:

Sunday Mornings, 9:30-10:30 am: Sunday School focuses on scripture and learning.

Sunday Evenings, 5:30-7:30 pm: Youth Group focuses on fellowship, worship, and spiritual growth.

Small Groups: A chance to interact in a smaller setting, separated by age and gender. Times and places detailed below.

The youth group participates in two annual events: RENEW (in summer) and CAMP (in the fall).

CAMP 2017 will take place on October 6th-8th.

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small groups

Small groups of students meet weekly.  These groups are supervised by adult leaders and are divided up by grade level and gender.  Small Groups are a place where deep spiritual growth can occur and deeper friendships can be forged.  Contact Mathes Ballard at for more details. 


HS Guys: Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm, at the Kendrick-Holmes house

MS Guys: Sundays, 4:30-5:30, at the Church

Girls: Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15, at the Ballard house

Fall Camp

Camp takes place once a year and provides one weekend in October for the youth to unplug and escape the normal stresses of life while hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, fellowshipping with one another, and worshiping together. 

This is a weekend where we encourage students to step away and find comfort in a weekend of learning, laughing, and praising God. We have multiple sessions with a guest speaker, worship music, and lots of fun activities. This is a great time for students to mature both spiritually and socially; friendships are forged and strengthened during weekends like these. 


This is a weeklong local event that involves both fun events as well as a component of a "local mission trip."   Students are given the opportunity to utilize their talents and gifts, as well as knowledge learned, to serve their local community in a very practical way. This event is in partnership with Highland Community Church here in Columbus, GA. In the past, we have also incorporated a fun short range trip full of activities to conclude the week.  This is one of our main events each year and we encourage all students to take part.