Young Adults

Thanks for showing interest in Carmel Young Adults. We hope that this page will help answer some important questions about us and will encourage you to step into community with us. Please feel free to reach out to Ryan at if you would like to connect in person or if you have any questions. Also, if you would like join us in our upcoming vision gatherings please click here.

Vision

We believe that vision matters. When you understand where a ministry is going and what they are trying to accomplish it creates unity and is incredibly life-giving. Below you will find our goals for gathering and the values that mark the Young Adult Ministry at Carmel.  

We seek as a church to equip, encourage and challenge young adults to cultivate “ABLE” lives. Lives that:

  • Abide in Christ (John 15)
  • to Build relationships with the lost and found (John 13:35)
  • and Live the gospel in word and deed (Colossians 3:17)
  • with Everything we are and have (2 Timothy 2:1; Ephesians 4:11-16)

And we don't do it alone. We do it in community. 

We meet God through His Word expectantly. The Bible will play a central role in our community because it holds the words of life. We anticipate God speaking and moving as we faithfully open His book. We approach God’s Word with a mindset focused on abiding and becoming like Christ. Whether we are alone or together, we take on a posture that there are always more riches to be seen, enjoyed, and applied in our lives. 

We depend on the Lord prayerfully. Prayer will be the regular, visible engine of our community. When we’re alone and when we’re together, we will be a people of prayer — always adoring, always confessing, always thanking, always asking — trusting in the Lord and His power.

We fully know and fully love one another persistently. Week-in and week-out, we will seek to build one another up by choosing to know each other more and more deeply. We believe sharing our hearts and lives through fun experiences, praying for one another, asking questions, and bearing each other’s burdens leads to enjoying meaningful friendships with one another. We will be persistent learners of one another. We recognize that we must steward the trust of being trusted well. With everything we learn — good, bad, or otherwise — we will strive to love and serve one another — meeting each other’s needs, encouraging growth, and helping one another thrive.

We multiply disciples for Jesus boldly. We will seek to intentionally leverage the influence where God has planted us for the gospel. We are lights in a world of darkness that is desperately in need. Our commission from Jesus is clear: Go, and make disciples. We are God’s chosen means of spreading the good news and leading people to worship Him. Therefore, we are to be bold where we are and where He chooses to send us through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Weekly Discipleship Community Gatherings

Each week we have a different options for our young adults to gather. Choose the option that best fits you. 

Sundays at Carmel in the Student Center in Room SC 308 from 9:30-10:40am (Beginning in September this group will begin meeting at 11:00am). While we welcome all young adults, this gathering is more focused toward students attending college. ***Due to the current circumstances we are gathering via Zoom on Sundays at 10:45am after our online worship service beginning April 19.*

Thursdays at the Jackson’s home at 605 Stratford Woods Road from 7:00-8:30pm. While we welcome all young adults, this gathering is more focused toward individuals in the late stages of college and those stepping into careers. ***Due to the current circumstances we are gathering via Zoom on Thursdays at 7:00pm beginning April 16.*

Based on the weekly gathering you choose, we encourage you to participate in worship each week at Carmel with your group at one of our Sunday gatherings at 8:00am, 9:30am, or 11:00am. ***Due to the current circumstances click here to participate our online worship gathering at 9:30am *

If you are interested in leading a group at another time we would love to walk with you and help you be a catalyst for creating another young adult community.

Occasional Gatherings

While weekly groups choose additional activities to do together, we are dreaming for future opportunities for all of the young adult community to come together. 

Seasonal Gatherings

Varsity takes place on Sunday nights in the Student Center at Carmel in June and July from 6:00-7:30pm for our young adult community. Various breakouts are available to choose from each season. Example breakouts include: Curating challenging faith topics, learning to build and influence a young adult community on your campus, book of the Bible study, and more. There is a breakout available that will meet any stage of life. After we gather each week we will head out and grab something to eat.