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Youth Ministry

Interim Director: Dr. Patricia Neff

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2 (NIV)

Youth Ministry seeks to meet the spiritual growth and needs of 8th-12th graders in the Pilgrim Rest family. Youth Ministry is an opportunity for young people to come together, connect, and be transformed by the Living Word of God. To strengthen the relationship between our youth and God, a variety of events and services are offered, such as community service, classes, retreats, and weekly church services.

The IRONMAN Network and I4NEWU are Youth Ministry programs. See registration and more info below.

IronMan Network

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, and thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

The Ironman Network is designed to strengthen our young men between the ages of 10 and 17 by imparting in them confidence, wisdom, and guidance on how best to become a responsible man who will make correct decisions, and grow to be a productive member of our community and leader of his home.  Registration is $20 per child.

Our mission is to improve the lives of young men and enable them to become productive and responsible men through a series of educational and recreational activities providing a pathway to success.


I'm an IronMan:

I - I have Integrity and self-control

R - I am Respectful to myself and all people.

O - I am Obedient and On time.

N - I am Not led by peer pressure, but I follow Godly principles and parental instructions.

I'm an IronMan:

M - I will Maintain honesty at all times.

A - I am Accountable for my actions.

N - I am Nonviolent and honorable to others.

I have a responsibility to my Family, Community, and Church. I am dedicated, committed and focused. I will never fail because I will never give up. I make no excuses.

I am my brother's keeper. I believe in God. I am an IronMan. I believe in Me.

i4newU Ministry


"Before you were formed in your mother's womb, I knew you and ordained you a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5

This etiquette course is offered to young ladies between the ages of 12 and 17. The objective is to teach our young ladies "who" and "whose they are" through a series of practical and spiritual lessons. The i4NewU charm course is designed to prepare our young women for whatever God has ordained in their lives. Practical lessons are fun and interactive and include topics on nutrition, exercise, posture, hair care, skin care, wardrobe, and table etiquette. Spiritual lessons include knowing and doing the will of God, obedience, fasting and prayer, tithing, and music and media and its effect on your walk.