Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

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Youth ages 11-18
Sundays 15h00-17h00 in the ACP Catacombs and the Gym.


The youth ministry at ACP exists to Love God and Others through the Grace of Christ.

ACP Youth is an active community made up of students 11-18 years old from many nationalities, traditions, and backgrounds. We strive to be a community that promotes and values being:

  • Relational — We value real, honest, and sincere relationships: with God and one another.
  • Hospitable — Regardless of who you are, where you come from, where you are going, or how long you are staying, we hope you feel at home here.
  • Missional — We believe that God intends Christians to be a blessing to the world.
  • Christian — We are a Christ-centered community seeking to learn and grow each day to know and follow Jesus.

For more information, please contact Pastors Jodi and Doug Fondell. Thank you!

Youth Events and Activities

Youth Group meets on Sundays from 15h00-17h00 in the ACP Catacombs. We begin the afternoon with games in the gym and snacks, and then have a time of worship, lessons, and prayer. Feel free to bring friends along - they are always welcome at ACP Youth!

**Please note that on May 21 youth group will meet from 12h30-14h00 in light of the combined worship service at 11.00.

College is studying the Book of Esther

Lycee is studying the Book of Revelation

June 11 will be our end of the year party!

For more information about Youth Group events, please contact Pastors Jodi and Doug Fondell.

 

SPECIAL EVENT FOR MAY

May 13 at 17h00: Gather at church to make our own pizzas followed by a city Scavenger hunt. Cost is 5€.

Youth Mission — Serve Our City

The 3rd Annual ACP Youth summer mission week!
10-13 July 2017

Serve Our City 2017: Youth Mission WeekYouth ages 11-18*
50€/ student

“Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.” -Philippians 2:3-4 (The Message)

All ACP youth (ages 11-18*) are invited to join us for a super fun and intensive 4 day/3 night mission at the American Church in Paris. Each day we'll focus on unique ways to serve people in the city of Paris, as well as people within our church. We'll stay overnight at the church, cook our own meals, and have special times of worship and reflection focused on our theme verses for the week -- Philippians 2:3-4. Of course there will be plenty of time for games and hanging out together each evening, too!

DATES/TIMES: Monday, 10 July 10h, through Thursday, 13 July 13h
COST: 50€/ student (includes all meals from lunch on Monday through lunch on Thursday, occasional snacks, a t-shirt, and a contribution towards building utilities)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday, 2 July 2017

*Students who are younger than 11 but who will be entering collège in the fall are also welcome.

Register for Serve Our City 2017: Youth Mission Week here.

pdfACP Youth Parental Consent Form 2016-2017.pdf

The Rev. Jodi Fondell and The Rev. Doug Fondell

Interim Youth and Young Adults Pastors

Jodi and Doug FondellJodi and Doug have been active in International Church ministry since 1998. Their first call abroad was to Immanuel International in Stockholm, Sweden where a 3 year call yielded 17 years of fruitful and meaningful ministry. Most recently they served as co-pastor interims at the American Church in London, England.

Prior to moving to Europe, Doug served as associate pastor in the Chicago area where his responsibilities included ministry to youth and young adults along with preaching, leading worship, working with the Christian Education board, teaching Sunday School and directing Vacation Bible School programs. Jodi served as Chaplain of North Park University, a Christian liberal arts college in Chicago where she was engaged with college-age students through pastoral care, leading and planning chapel services, and building campus ministry teams. Both Jodi and Doug have extensive experience in leading mission trips both in the US and abroad.

After leaving Sweden, they returned to Jodi's home state of California to establish their US base in the Palm Springs area of California. Golf, tennis, and water aerobics fill their free time. Doug has a passion for landscape and interior design while Jodi spends more of her free time reading and writing.

Both are excited to return to Europe and join the incredible ministry of ACP and look forward to being involved in ministry with a focus on young people while participating in the varied and wonderful ministries of the whole church.

Emily Chesley

Youth and Young Adult Intern, 2016-2017

Emily ChesleyEmily is an M.Div. Candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, and completed her B.A. in Christian Ministries, with a concentration in Intercultural Ministry, at Azusa Pacific University in California. She is also a missionary kid (MK) and a third culture kid (TCK). She was born in Belgium, grew up in Chad, and went to high school in Cameroon.

Emily has served in a wide variety of ministries in churches, summer camps, universities, orphanages, and afterschool programs. Her love for the world and attempts to obey God have taken her to India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, and she looks forward to creating a new home at the American Church in Paris.

She is an INTJ on the Myers-Briggs; loves swing dancing, reading, and playing board games; and is always up for a cup of tea and scones! Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 4:8, and her favorite subject is Early Church History.