Youth @ Highland Park is all about building a growing relationship with each other and with a living God. Due to COVID-19, Sunday School is currently held on Sunday nights on Zoom at 6PM. Typically, Sunday School is led by our Minister for Youth and Outreach, Masyn Evans-Clements, and two Sunday School teachers, Wes Glazener and Brandon Evans-Clements. If you have a youth-aged child, grades 6-12, and you would like them to get involved with our youth group, send an e-mail to Masyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call or text her at (432) 288-5823.
Yearly Activities during regular operation:
- Mid-winter Retreat: We join our SWBYC friends for a weekend at Disciples Crossing in Athens, Texas where we play, pray, worship, and dance. We load the trailer Friday evening and aim to be back by the end of church on Sunday.
- Lock-Ins: All-night snacking, movie-watching, sardines-playing, seldom-sleeping delirium is the only way to describe our overnighters where the youth find themselves locked in the church for 12 hours of fun.
- Southwest Baptist Youth Camp: the annual Summer Camp for all youth, grades 6-12. A day at camp includes morning activities and devotions, Bible studies, swimming, movie-making, missions, games, worship, evening fellowships, and a nap (if you’re lucky). 2020 Youth Camp has been cancelled.
- Mission Trip: We take the church bus and trailer and hit the road. Our work involves serving others and serving one another and lots of room to grow our faith and put it to work. We often end our trip doing something really fun together.
Minister for Youth & Outreach
Masyn Evans-Clements joined Highland Park’s staff in October 2019 as Interim Minister for Youth and Outreach. She began her role as Minister for Youth and Outreach in a permanent fashion in June 2020. After growing up in Midland, Texas, she graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Behavioral Science in Ministry. She is currently in her third year of seminary at Logsdon Seminary, and is projected to graduate in August of 2021. Masyn has held youth internships at three churches throughout the years, the most recent being Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. As the Minister for Youth and Outreach, Masyn will oversee youth Sunday School and youth special events, coordinate Mission Trips, and work on Social Media campaigns and outreach to the community. In August 2019, Masyn married her husband Brandon, who is currently in the final year of his Master’s program, on track to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. The Evans-Clements live happily with their children: their dog Biscuit and their cat Archie. In their free time, they love to play video games and spend time with family and friends.