The mission of the Elmwood Church of Christ Youth and Family Ministry is to partner with teens and their families in order to create space for God to build strong families and passionate, committed disciples who learn to love God and love others more and more each day.
Opportunities to Serve
Think of this as a mission trip, but we are not leaving our Lafayette area. The Mission Stay provides our youth the opportunity to give back to the community and to learn about the needs of their surrounding community.
Our youth and their families enjoy the nights when they are able to host fun nights of Bingo and prizes for the residents at Tippecanoe Villa.
Retreats & Camps
Our youth take an annual overnight trip to Camp Tecumseh in the fall. The retreat provides the youth a chance to get away and make time to grow closer to God and each other.
Winterfest is a youth rally held on the third weekend in February in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. At over 12,000 Attendees, it becomes one of the largest gatherings of the churches of Christ in the United States.
Our youth enjoy various activities, such as monthly game nights, a yearly canoe trip down the Tippecanoe River, and an annual trip to Cedar Point, where they can have fun getting to know each other better.
Leadership Training for Christ
Leadership Training for Christ is an organization designed to stimulate and encourage spiritual, mental, and social growth among young men and women in grades three through twelve. Its mission is to achieve this growth by developing skills in leadership, Bible knowledge, and Christian service. Each year, Elmwood helps prepare students for the Midwest LTC conference that takes place in Indianapolis.
Rites of Passage
The Rites of Passage Experience is deisgned to help parents strategically pass down their faith to their teenager in an annual ceremony. Visit Their Website to gain the tools you'll need to carry out a Rites of Passage Experience each year including:
- A Planning Guide to walk you through the resources and the actually ceremony
- 2 Videos explaining the why and how of each Rite of Passage
- Kick Starters for Biblical family discussion time to lead up to the experience.
- Each year Rites of Passage will focus on the biggest milestone for the year and give you the tools to make this milestone one to remember.
This is a broken place for broken people—but we know a good doctor, and every day we strive to Know Him and Make Him Known. If you want to join us, you’re more than welcome.
In order to better serve our community, families in need can make use of our well-stocked food pantry on a monthly basis.
Couldn't make it last Sunday? Or would you like to catch up on sermons from the past? Either way, we keep a library of past sermons for you to take in at your leisure.
Elmwood's proud to be involved in FriendSpeak. This is a program that gives non-native English speakers a chance at not only improving their conversational English, but it also gives them a friend.
Christian Student Center (CSC)
Elmwood’s Christian Student Center on Purdue’s campus is making a difference in the lives of college students that are searching for and deepening a relationship with Christ.
Youth & Family Ministry
Elmwood believes in the importance of ministry to teens and their families. Elmwood keeps teens involved in worship and a variety of activities.
Elmwood’s Life Groups are made up of six to twelve people who meet each Sunday evening in homes. They provide opportunity for Bible study, fellowship, and community.
Elmwood enjoys interacting with and ministering to members of the extensive Hispanic community here in Lafayette. We have a Spanish class/service at 10:40a.m. each Sunday.
We have active ministries for men, women, seniors and widows. Learn more and keep updated.
We have been in a partnership with Glen Acres Elementary School since the 2013/2014 school year. The goal is to bless our community by blessing children and families through their school.