THE GARAGE CLUBS

All Teens wecome - Come as you are! The Garage is the largest of our teen clubs. We meet weekly. Most of our other ministries are populated by "Garage Kids." These age specified clubs are a fun & accepting - full of games and activities, including a monster  skate ramp outside and ridiculous activities in our parking lot.  Each night a life lesson is taught and the opportunity is given to participate in a small group Bible study. Every activity has the same goal, and that is to build relationships between volunteers and teens where friendship and trust are strong enough to share life and faith. 

 

  • Thursday 6:30 pm - High School​

 

Contact: Matt Mountjoy 330-620-9435, matt.mountjoy@gmail.com

TEEN MOMS

Teen Moms provides support for teen girls before and after the birth of their baby. It is designed to help teen mothers in their daily challenges, provide necessary items, and introduce them to new life in Jesus. Each month has a theme and includes: • Discussion Group • Professional Guest Speakers • Bible Study • Activity or outing

 

"The Crib"

Teen Moms have an opportunity to shop free at "The Crib". Here we store a large stock of items the girls and their babies need. We are always accepting donations of:

• Diapers and Wipes

• New and gently used clothing & bedding (sizes 0 – 2T)

• Toys and books

• equipment & furniture (that meet current safetly standards)

• Unopened formula

• New items to use as prizes at weekly meetings

• Books and pampering items for the mommies

 

  • Monday Nights at The Door Cafe

 

  Contact: Laurie Beal 330-472-5063,  bealsrus@gmail.com

THE DOOR CAFE

This full service cafe is on The Garage campus at 126 N. Pardee Stree. For all age teenagers, this is a casual entry point for teens to relax, eat, and see friends. Volunteers are here to listen, care, and build relationships. The Door always has great food, tableside games, videos, and music. Parking lot and skate ramps open weather permitting. The cafe is used for special parties and events and there are many more opportuities for it to be open. What ideas do you have?

 

  • Friday Night Hangout 7-9 pm on Specified nights (Check out our Facebook on Fridays and see if we're open!)

 

 Contact: Laurie Beal 330-472-5063,  bealsrus@gmail.com 

        

The Door Cafe is also available for private parties and events

JUVENILE JUSTICE

Our Juvenile Justice team makes regular visits to juvenile detention facilities and residential treatment programs. Here they become a valuable part of the care team as they establish relationships with official staff and students. These relationships give them the opportunity to  invest in the lives of the teens and tell  the message of freedom in Christ. These relationships also lead to the ability to provide after care for juvenile offenders once they are released.

 

  • Every other Sunday @ The Village Wooster 2:00-5:00 pm

  • 2nd Thursday, Every other month @ the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center 7:00 pm

  • Beginning visits to Birdgeway Home of Ohio (Boys & Girls Group Homes in Wadsworth/Norton)

  • Opportunities to Provide Rides and Support for any of our kids who go to Drug Court and Counseling
     

Contact: Scott Hulet 330-241-9137,  dbgser@gmail.com

PROJECT IMPACT

A chance to get involved in giving back to the community! A great chance to share God's love with others!
 

  • Altercare Nursing Home visits - Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 pm

  • Various One-Off Projects announced throughout the year

Contact any ministry director or volunteer leader if you

have ideas for Project Impact activities or events!

GarageYMCA


Exciting news!  Wadsworth YMCA has partnered with Youth For Christ Wadsworth to start an outreach program for the urban youth in our city.  

Official YFC volunteers can bring Garage kids (as well as other kids from our community) to the YMCA to participate in various activities; recreational, devotions, dinner, etc.

 

NOTE: We have access to the field house (basketball, volleyball, and track), the swimming pools, and other Rec activities (Foosball, Pool, Ping-Pong, etc.)!  We do not have access to exercise equipment.
 

Days/Times:

  • Outdoor Pool: Fridays, 5-7pm

  • Indoor Pool and Facilities: Fridays, 6-8:30pm

 

Contact: Scott Hulet 330-241-9137,  dbgser@gmail.com

Discipleship Groups

These are groups established for the kids who want to dig in a little deeper in learning about God.  We also get into leadership training as well as goal setting and other skills.  While this is group is primarily more in depth studying and work, the groups also get to participate in other special events and service projects.

 

  • These groups are available to anyone but only open up for new members at certain points of the year.

 

Contact: Matt Mountjoy 330-620-9435, matt.mountjoy@gmail.com

18-22 Year Old Group
Our newest group designed to cater to our youth who are now young adults. It's a laid back atmosphere where people can continue to build meaningful friendships, have some fun, and discuss life and God.

 

  • Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at The Door at 6:30

 

Contact: Matt Mountjoy 330-620-9435, matt.mountjoy@gmail.com

What does it take for this teen, in this place, at this time, to meet Jesus?

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