Watershed Youth

Get ready for June!

Watershed Youth will be meeting outside at the Pavilion (weather depending) for the first two Sundays of June at 9-10:15am. If weather is bad we will meet in the youth room (masks required indoors). Rising 6th through graduating seniors are welcome. We are super excited to get things going again! If you are new this is a great time to plug as we play games, worship and hear a short talk about Jesus! See you there!

Watershed Youth: Grades 6-12

As our young people develop through their teenage years, we believe the freeing Gospel of Jesus, taught in the context of their own culture and extended through messy and caring relationships, has the power to shape each person as he or she begins to step into independence, decision making, and faith ownership. Instead of binding our young people through outward moral behavioral management, we believe the Gospel, as it roots in the heart, creates an environment for inward transformation.

* Grace Mills River is a member of MinistrySafe and complies with their 5-part safety system to ensure a safe environment for our youth and children.

Attention Parents of Youth! Parent Meeting May 19th 5:45-7:30p
Summer Series for Rising 9th-12 Grade
Grace Mills River Youth Room

Parents of rising 9th - current 12th graders are invited to attend our parent meeting to learn more about our summer series titled, "Christian-Sexuality."

If you have any questions please email Greg Lieb at

Calling all Families of rising 6th graders!

Sunday May 23rd after the second service pack a lunch, bring a chair or blanket and come down to the pavilion to meet your new Watershed Youth leaders. We simply want to introduce ourselves, meet the rising 6th grade students and families, and enjoy (hopefully) some sunshine & community together. Come hang out - we're excited to welcome you to Watershed!!

This semester we are trying something new!

We will have home discipleship groups, "D" groups, for the following grades/genders: Middle school boys, middle school girls, high school boys and high school girls.

Each group has two host homes that they will rotate between throughout the semester and be led by two amazing adult volunteers. Our hope is to meet outside for as long as we can and meet inside when the weather gets too cool.

Days and times are as follows:
MS Boys Wednesdays 5:30p.m to 7:30p.m
MS Girls Wednesdays 5:30p.m to 7:30p.m
HS Girls Wednesdays 5:30p.m to 7:30p.m
HS Boys Tuesdays 5:30p.m to 7:30p.m

To find your kids home group location please contact Greg Lieb at 828-273-2141 or .

Staying connected while we're apart

Subscribe to our YouTube channel (Watershed Youth GMR) to keep up to date with videos of encouragement, laughter, and youth challenges!

We send out weekly Wednesday zoom links for our small group Bible studies. Please email Greg ( ) for links and access or to be connected to our weekly emails.

Parenting Book Study & Discussion

Parenting is wonderful and exhausting all at once. Home is a bustling place where the gospel is greatly needed and perhaps most difficult to apply, especially in the midst of the pandemic. How does the gospel of grace come to bear on the ways we parent and grandparent? What might it look like to apply Christ’s love in more areas of our children’s and grandchildren’s lives?

This March, we want to provide a space for our church family to wrestle with these kinds of questions as an aspect of our discipleship. Over the course of 7 weeks, we will read and discuss Paul Tripp’s Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family. A brief synopsis of the week’s content will be followed by breakout groups where we will aim to honestly wrestle with ways in which to apply these biblical principles together.

This discipleship workshop is for new and seasoned parents, grandparents, and anyone who would be blessed by these conversations.

When: Wednesdays, beginning March 3 - April 21, @ 7:30-8:45pm (we will not meet April 6)
Where: We will meet via Zoom
Facilitators: Andrew Kerhoulas, Allison Rickman, Barbara Hebert, and Ken Downer will co-host

Register Now!

Kid's Communicant Course

Our communicants course is meant to be a tool for families with rising 6th graders looking to learn more about a personal relationship with Jesus and making a public profession of faith. Watch the video for more details.

Communicants Class Final 03/20 from Graceworks Media on Vimeo.

Register here for the Children's Communicants Course

Our 2019 Fall HS retreats were amazing! Thanks for all who were involved and helped invest in the lives of our youth!


Making memories on Our Retreats...

We pack a weekend full of food, games, swimming, swinging off ropes swings into Lake Lure, hearing the Word, singing, climbing towers, new friendships, and night game adventures. Check out the video highlights below! Watch for info about our Middle School and High School Retreats throughout the year!