Youth & Families

The Youth & Families ministry at Clemson Presbyterian Church exists to make disciples of middle school & high school students. By God’s grace, we want to see our 6th through 12th graders actively growing in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and his Church.


In order to accomplish these goals, we seek to provide our youth with a variety of spiritual growth opportunities in worship, service, & fellowship. We believe that the Youth & Families Ministry should include a healthy balance of large group, small group, and one-one-one discipleship; our programming reflects this balance.


Though the first and primary responsibility for the discipleship of youth is their parents, the local church also has a responsibility to minister to teens as individuals, especially as their move toward adulthood. Ministry to youth and families does not replace the work of parents but it does partner with families to equip and encourage.


Associate Pastor of Youth & Families: Matthew Icard, (matthew.icard@clemsonpres.org)

Youth Director: Bailie Ruffo (bailie.ruffo@clemsonpres.org)

  • Youth Group

    Middle School Youth Group, 5:30-7pm | High School Youth Group, 7-8:30pm

    Sundays beginning September 11th, Worship Center

    Youth Group gives students a place to play, worship, and learn together each week in a large group setting. 


  • Middle & high school Dgroups

    Dgroups, Wednesdays beginning August 17th, 6pm, Upstairs Worship Center

    Discipleship groups (dgroups) help students apply the gospel to their lives through Gospel-centered discussion, prayer, and intentional relationships. Each group is divided by grade and gender to encourage honesty and connection. Students eat dinner together then divide into groups with adult leaders. 
  • Read our child protection policies above or fill out forms to volunteer.