WHO are we? SYTE (Serving Youth on The Eastside) is the youth ministry of Lighthouse Christian Church, for students ranging from 6th grade through 12th grade!
WHAT do we do and WHY? Our mission is “To share God’s grace and truth so that youth come to know, love and serve Jesus Christ”. We invite Jr. High and High School students to get to know who Jesus Christ is and to follow after Him. Ultimately we challenge youth to grow as disciples of Christ by deepening their love for Jesus and stepping out in faith to serve Him. Our vision is to raise up a generation of believers passionate about their faith in Jesus Christ and dedicated to seeing His Gospel advance.
HOW do we do that? By offering opportunities to experience the reality of Jesus Christ through times for learning, worship, fellowship and service.
WHEN and WHERE do we meet? SYTE meets weekly!
Here’s a look at a typical month in SYTE:
SYTE FRIDAYS (6th - 12th grade): We meet at the Lighthouse Center (15530 Lake Hills Blvd, Suite 201, Bellevue, WA 98007) from 7:30pm-9:30pm! Three out of four Fridays we’ll focus on times of learning and challenging youth to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. A typical Friday night will include fellowship and games, worship, devotions or teaching, and small discussion groups. We want youth to build closer relationships with their peers, to grow in their understanding of God’s Word, and to find fruitful mentoring relationships with our adult advisors.
SYTE EVENTS (6th - 12th grade): Each month SYTE sets aside one weekly gathering to take our faith into the world. Events will vary - times and locations are announced well ahead of each event. Past events have included service opportunities (packaging food at Northwest Harvest, Jubilee Service Day, 30 Hour Famine, etc.) and outings geared towards fellowship and outreach (broomball, movie nights, scavenger hunts, NERF wars, etc.). You can expect the unexpected!
SYTE SUNDAYS (6th - 8th grade): During the 10:30am service, our Middle School students meet in an interactive environment focused on learning how God’s Word can be applied in everyday circumstances. Classes meet during the message portion of our 10:30am Sunday worship service.