Here are some startling facts.

-26% of Gen. Z admits to using screens for 8 or more hours per day
-39% of teens report that when they view other peoples social media posts they "feel bad about the lack of excitement" in their life
-The average age for humans to view p**n is 11. For males, 93% admit to viewing p**n by the time they have reached 18 years of age. For females, the number is 62%. Although numbers may be higher than this for both genders. In fact, "Early exposure to p**n is correlated with increased p**n use and addiction later in life".
-1 in 7 teens regularly send sexts. This number doesn't drastically change based on religious affiliation.

Parents, the age we live in is a challenging time to be a parent. The landscape of technology is constantly changing. It is crucial for parents to at minimum understand the risks involved in technology and ideally take an active approach with their children. But many parents are behind the curve. Your children aren't teaching you these risks; either they themselves are unaware of them or they think they are benefiting from keeping you in the dark.

Well, we want to bring these issues into the light. Join us on JAN 31ST for our parenting seminar. We will be diving into many topics relating to technology and teenagers. We hope to see you there!
My kids are making some yummy food right now! Katy's Mac n cheese, Elijah's cheesy potatoes, and Olivia's secret recipe brownies, y'all! I hope you're hungry!
Merge trip to Ruidoso has begun!

A community of 7th-12th grade students in Midland, TX. Come, Grow, Serve, Change the World.

Operating as usual

[01/22/21]   Tonight @6 we are having a Mega Nerf War up at the church! Bring your Jr. High and High schoolers! We've got plenty of Nerf guns, so don't feel like you can't come if you don't have any.

[01/10/21]   Due to the weather, all in-person youth activities have been cancelled today. We will postpone the volunteer training to a further date and should resume class next Sunday. Join us at 10:00 for our online service. You can access it on the main GCR page or on our website!


Tonight will be the last Wednesday night Youth group of 2020. At 5:00 we will be having a Q&A time and at 6:30 youth group will start. Here are some pictures from this last lesson series. A summary of tonight's wrap-up will be posted online at a later date for those who can't make it!


So proud of all of our students that are selecting cards to get connected with GCR youth.

So far each week we've put out between 8 and 20 cards and every week they've all gotten taken.

Are streak is up to 6.


Keep it going GCR youth!

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MASHUP || Give me Faith by Elevation Worship // Hills and Valleys by Tauren Wells

If you've been missing worship with Jessie and Nathan make sure to subscribe and tune in every Wednesday for a special "Quaranteen Concert". This week They recorded "Give me Faith" mashed with "Hills and Valleys"! Enjoy!


youtube.com FOLLOW GCR YOUTH ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/gcryouth/?hl=en Check out our podcast called 10 Under on the following platforms: o Google Podcasts:...


GCR Youth, it’s time for another quarantine challenge. Use #Quarancopy and recreate a photo of yourself when you were a wee lad or lass. Send to this insta, Nathan or Jessie by Sunday at 8:30pm!

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Baby Porcupines and Hashtags // Tuesdays with Jessie

Check out our new series to ease your time in quarantine called "Tuesdays with Jessie".

youtube.com Brighten your Tuesday with a splash of Jessie. FOLLOW GCR YOUTH ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/gcryouth/?hl=en Check out our podcast called 10 Under...


If you could have a vat of one thing, what would it be? Best answer gets 5 dollars on Wednesday.

[10/29/19]   Quick anonymous poll question that will be featured this upcoming Wednesday night: Which of the following do you feel more advanced in?


Nothing beats ice cream sandwiches after destroying your fellow peers in volleyball. #gcryouth #jakestophittingtheceiling


Join us this evening for our HS and JH Devos!!!
JH will be from 5:30-7 at 6504 Homestead Blvd. Pizza will be provided, and we’ll play some awesome board games!
HS will be from 5-6:30 at 3625 Hyde Park. Wear shorts to dip your feet in the pool, and be ready to eat nachos!


Youth and Merge, join us for the Mix tomorrow night as we dive into what it means to have a genuine faith in God! Food will be served at 6:15!


It’s that time of year again: THE MIX IS BACK!!!! Join us from 6:15-8 as we kick off our “Deeper” series! Let’s explore what it means to know God’s character and goodness on a deeper, more authentic level


The best way to prepare for the upcoming school year is to hang out with your favorite youth ministers.

#gcryouth #backtoschoolbash


GCR youth be DYIN’ in this August heat!! Tie-Dye night was a blast. #GCRyouth


Merge and youth!! Join us tomorrow night from 6:30-8 for a tie-dying party!! Food is provided, just bring your own shirts/bandanas/whatever you want to dye! See y’all then!


Balloons ahoy!!! #merge #watergames #skylercantcatch


Welp, Glorieta 2019 is a wrap! What an experience..God moved in our students in some beautiful ways this week. Can’t wait for next year! #glorietacamps #gcryouth


Getting our worship on at Morning Chaos.....#runforJesus


Merge and Youth, join us tomorrow from 6:30-8:00 for a night filled with the SQUAREST of things, such as 9-Square in the air, square pizza and much more! It’s hip to be square with GCR youth!


Ellie’s representation of France.... #gcryouth #gcrolympics #countryofsurrender?


What an incredible time at Barnabas....through every moment, God’s love and grace was there for our missionaries and campers this week. #campbarnabas #gcryouth


Barnabas adventures before the Campers arrive!


We’re Camp Barnabas bound!


Neon Night!!!


We had a blast serving our eighth annual Sweethearts Banquet. Love seeing the different generations in these pictures!

[12/31/18]   Spring and Summer Trip Signups have started, so sign up using the links below!

Spring Retreat- March 29th-31st- https://goo.gl/forms/DUapOzVG3aPpzQD23

Merge Trip- June 3rd-5th- https://goo.gl/forms/H4gvTauSr4Qss1lh1

Barnabas- June 14th-21st- https://goo.gl/forms/IURppCHGKu1tW3jC3

Glorieta- July 17th-22nd- https://goo.gl/forms/WjFDhwwG7yiPTU7j2


Awesome time with the GCR Youth girls this last Sunday!


Tomorrow night is our Back to School Bash at the Mix!! We are soOOoO excited to be back with our small groups and leaders!! See you tomorrow at 6:15 for some Chick-fil-A 😋 We will start with worship at 6:50! ⭐️Tag a friend for the chance to win a gift card ⭐️




Pray for our group to have a great time and that they grow in deeper relationship with Christ! Camp Glorieta, here we come

Senior Sunday 2018 05/23/2018

Senior Sunday 2018




Auction Item: Enjoy a two-night stay at the luxurious Hotel Emma on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, conveniently located within walking distance of many amazing restaurants and sights to see. Enjoy dinner at Papadeaux and Jazz Texas during your stay.


Auction item: Enjoy a quick trip to Dallas for a game! Package includes 4 pre-season tickets to a Cowboys home game on the 30-yard line 10 rows up, 1 night stay at the Sheraton Hotel, and dinner at Pappadeaux.

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