ABOUT CONNECT HSM
Wednesday Evenings – 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Connect High School Ministries at ABT is led by Youth Pastor Jason Knight & his wife Valerie.
In Connect we strive to create an atmosphere that is welcoming for everyone, especially visitors and friends! We challenge our students to “connect” with the creator of the universe through a personal relationship with Him! Our teaching is designed help students to make their relationship with Christ real and to help make the Bible relevant to apply to their everyday lives.
Wednesday Night PLUG IN is our mid-week time to get together. There is praise & worship with our band, events, games, a short challenge, Gladiator Games (twice a year) and awesome food!
We believe that serving is a vital part of spiritual growth, so our students are encouraged to help in various areas of the church including Kidz City and other children’s ministries, dramas, the church cafe’s, worship team, and more.
Every summer, students have the opportunity to change the world through a short term mission trip. We’ve had the opportunity to serve in the Bahamas, Wales, Ireland, Florida, two different cities in West Virginia, and our hometown of Akron, Ohio. Our mission efforts consists of a four year cycle of: local, regional, local, international to live out Acts 1:8 where Jesus tells us, “And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”.
Don’t forget the fun! We have regular activities planned such as concert, youth conferences, Cedar Point, bonfires and more. Join us as we walk together toward a stronger connection with God. We’d love to meet you!