npc | youth - Stillwater


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Stillwater is our home for our Middle School and High School ministries, and includes Bible studies, weekly meetings, Sunday school, crazy events, and even periodic road trips & retreats!  For more information contact Pastor Drew Wilkins.

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THE AUTUMN PROGRAM!!!

New notebooks, first-day-of-school clothes, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils...  These are the things old people talk about to make you feel like it's good to be back in school again.  Maybe you agree, maybe you don't; but what you can't disagree with is that STILLWATER IS STARTING AGAIN!!!  ...because that's just a fact.  It's happening.  You're welcome.  👊😎

           Middle School:

  • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm @ NPC.
  • Sept. 6th-Dec. 6th.
  • Special events noted below.

High School:    

  • Sundays, 6:00pm, @ NPC.
  • Sept. 9th-Dec. 3rd.
  • Special events noted below.

Like What You Hear? Come Pitch In!  

Don't worry, there's lots more to do beyond speaking up front or leading discussion groups!  In fact, there are about a dozen different volunteer roles and needs that go into making Stillwater happen each term.  Whether your gifts equip you to assist with administration, help manage funds, lead games, offer a host home, or even just provide snacks,


Middle School | Stillwater

  • Sept. 6th —  The First Stillwater!  6:30-8:30pm @ NPC (6400 Post Rd.).  Come welcome the new 6th graders, celebrate the freshly ascended 8th graders, and we'll figure something out for the 7th graders too (Maybe.  If they're good).  We'll have games, food, and some excellent time exploring the Gospel.
  • Oct. 4th —  Tactical Laser Tag!  7-9pm @ Coliseum X (100 Dillmont Dr., Columbus).  Bring $15, a friend or two, and your sense of adventure as we bring laser tag to the next level with  7 different weapons, real life arenas including a home, office building, and warehouse!  Drop-off and pick-up will be at Coliseum X, but rides can be arranged by contacting Drew.
  • Oct. 11 —  Solomon's Porch!  You know those questions you're not quite sure whether it's ok to ask?  This is the time to ask 'em.  Anonymously write down any question about life the universe or anything, toss it in the jar, and we'll spend the evening reading and answering them through the lens of the Gospel.  Oh yeah, and there'll be FREE PIZZA!
  • Nov. 1st —  Costumes & Carvings!  Pull the half-eaten tootsie-pops off your costume and come join us for a games, team pumpkin carving challenges, and the annual Stillwater Costume Contest!  And of course, there will be WAY more candy than your dentist is happy about. 
  • Nov. 3-5th —  The CAMPING TRIP!!!  $35, Hocking Hills State Park.  Fire, cliffs, and late-night games in the woods.  Need I say more?  Meet up at NPC by 4:30pm sharp, and be back in time for lunch with your family on Sunday.  For further details and online registration CLICK HERE!
  • Nov. 22nd — No Stillwater because🍗THANKSGIVING!🍗
  • Dec. 6th —  Christmas Party!  6:30-9:30pm.  Get ready to join the merry chorus as we load of the Big Bus of Yuletide Conviviality as we launch out on a progressive dinner through the homes of the Stillwater community.
  • Jan. 10th — Stillwater Begins Again!

High School | Stillwater

  • Sept. 10th —  The First Stillwater!  6:00-8:00pm @ NPC (6400 Post Rd.).  Come welcome the new freshmen and celebrate the freshly ascended seniors!  We'll have games, worship songs, food, and some excellent time exploring the Gospel.
  • Oct. 8th —  Tactical Laser Tag! 6:00-8:00pm@ Coliseum X (100 Dillmont Dr., Columbus).  Bring $15, a friend or two, and your sense of adventure as we bring laser tag to the next level with  7 different weapons, real life arenas including a home, office building, and warehouse!  Drop-off and pick-up will be at Coliseum X, but rides can be arranged by contacting Drew.
  • Oct. 15th —  Fall Fest!  An evening of Autumnal festivities including trophies for a Chili Cook-Off and Flag Football Tournament, BOTH OF WHICH should be won by Stillwater members!  Lets bring the heat both in the crock-pot and on the field and Fall Fest hard!  
  • Oct. 29th —  Murder Mystery!  Start brushing up on your accents and disguises for this huge feast where stories will be told, clues will be found, and people will DIE!  RSVP required to be a central character (roles will be assigned in advance and costumes will be expected), but the evening will be open for all!  
  • Nov. 11th —  Hiking Trip!  Grab your boots and a lunch and lets get out of the city and even the 'burbs to go hiking, scrambling, and exploring through the woods and waterfalls of Hocking Hills!
  • Nov. 19th —  Solomon's Porch!  You know those questions you're not quite sure whether it's ok to ask?  This is the time to ask 'em.  Anonymously write down any question about life the universe or anything, toss it in the jar, and we'll spend the evening reading and answering them through the lens of the Gospel.  Oh yeah, and there'll be FREE PIZZA!
  • Nov. 26th — No Stillwater because 🍗THANKSGIVING!🍗
  • Dec. 3rd —  Christmas Party!  6:30-9:30pm.  Get ready to join the merry chorus as we load of the Big Bus of Yuletide Conviviality as we launch out on a progressive dinner through the homes of the Stillwater community.
  • Jan. 14th — Stillwater Begins Again!
  • Feb. 17-19th — The Winter Retreat!  $130, @ Cuyahoga National Park.  An old house built in 1840's, the deep woods of Cuyahoga National Park, bonfires, a Nocturnal Wildlife hike, a gigantic waterfall, and time away relaxing and steeping in God's Word.  Don't miss it!

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Stillwater | Meetings: Music & the Gospel

MS | 6:30-8:30pm @ NPC
HS | 6:00-8:00pm @ NPC

Music & the Gospel: It's naturally a part of life, lets get to know it.  Each day we choose and have chosen for us a soundtrack for just about everything we do.  For each week you’ll choose from 3 top 40 songs to listen to and consider through the lens of the gospel. We’ll take music seriously, think it over biblically, and see what we can discover within it to celebrate, challenge, and simply rock out to.  

PARENTAL HEADS UP: critically examining the music currently shaping our culture will bring us into some strong language and themes of sexuality, and these will be addressed with sensitivity in age-appropriate ways. The desire is not to introduce this content to the students, but rather to engage what is already around them. Click HERE to see the Track List.


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Stillwater | Sunday School

MS | 9am @ Rear Stillwater Room
HS | 9am @ NPC Library

So what are we actually supposed to do with our faith?  The book Acts, much more than simply a history of the early church, gives us a glimpse beyond the first century and into the mission of the Holy Spirit, the way his reaches the world, and how we his people can respond in faithfulness. Curious about what kind of difference Christianity should make in your life?  Come see where following Jesus might take you. 

We'll meet together for 10 minutes for bagels & coffee in the Library, and then break up in HS & MS groups.


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HS | Breakfast & the Word

6:30am @ Starbucks (6510 Perimeter Dr.)

High Schoolers, don't get out of rhythm with the Word!  Take this chance to keep yourself anchored in Scripture mid-week.  We'll take time to order food & java, and then open up the Bible to read it through, talk it over, work how it can fuel our days, and then wrap up with prayer by 7:20.  If rides are needed, just let me know!


High School Hiking Trip to Hocking Hills!
Video: Lydia K.  |  Music: Graham Colton, 'Life's What You Make It.'

                         Summer Trips with Stillwater!

                  - MS | The EDGE
                  - HS | BridgeBuilders