Summer 2016  

Group attending The Color Purple during CCS - Racial Injustice of Mass Incarceration        

 Youth participation in the worship experience is an essential part of the Youth Program.



The Youth Musical is one of many fundraising projects tackled by the Senior High Youth for the purpose of National Youth Conference, Christian Citizenship Seminar and other service challenges undertaken by this ambitious group.  November the youth invited an intergenerational cast to join in the production of

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat





Junior High Youth Heritage Tour 







Camp Mack is a popular spot for baptism.

 This canoe trip proves that the Mentor Program continues to be a popular inter-generational program!


 Mentor Meals don't hurt, either!





The Youth Ministry Team includes a Youth Cabinet, Coordinators, and our Pastors.

  • Middle School Youth Coordinators - Dave & Mary Sollenberger, Loyce Borgmann
  • Mentor Coordinators - Bob & Rachel Gross
  • Senior High Youth Advisors - Pam Hoover and Anita Sautter
  • Pastors - Kurt Borgmann, Karen Eberly, Jim Chinworth


Middle School Youth (6th, 7th and 8th grades)

The Youth are highly valued as vibrant members of the Manchester Church. They contribute to the worship experience through singing, interpretive movement, drama, clowning, and as worship leaders. Youth retreat twice a year and meet weekly for both serious discussion and fun. They participate in service projects throughout the year and spend a week at a work camp in the summer. Many attend Youth Camp at Camp Mack in Milford, Indiana. Youth annually present a musical drama as both a fund-raiser and to provide a meaningful and enjoyable worship experience for the community. Every four years the youth travel to National Youth Conference for a mountain-top experience in faith. Youth regularly invite friends and are open to explore new ideas, to express the extravagant love of Jesus, and to seek to understand God.

                                                              El Salvador Trip - Summer 2012