Youth Bible Study

About Us

Youth Bible Study

Good News Youth Bible Study is a community group specifically for children in Middle and High School. This is a group where students can establish and foster biblical community among their peer groups in a safe environment.

The pre-teen and teenage years are often such a challenging, exciting, and crucial time in a young Christian’s life. Our primary goal is to partner with you in developing and strengthening your preteen or teenager’s relationship with Christ. It is our joy to do so!

? When and where does the Youth Bible Study meet?

When and where does the Youth Bible Study meet?

We meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 – 8:00pm in the foyer of Good News Church.

? What happens at the Youth Bible Study?

What happens at the Youth Bible Study?

Glad you asked. We first begin youth group with having a time of fellowship, spending time together building friendships. Afterwards, we play middle and high school group games followed by large group teaching. After our large group teaching, we split up into middle and high school small groups for further discussion of the topic and prayer.

? What curriculum are you currently using?

What curriculum are you currently using?

We will be walking through 2 mini-studies: Under Authority and Authentic Faith. It is our hope that they will understand that God is the ultimate authority. We will also address God’s heart for parental authority and how a Christian should handle ungodly authority. We are also hoping to explain that authentic faith, is not situational, wishful thinking or hoping for the best. It is our prayer, that at the end of the semester, they can truly know what true faith is and that our obedient acts are a result of this faith.

? What if I have a question that isn't listed?

How can you contact us and ask for more information?

You can contact us via telephone at (352) 229-8901, or via email at latara@goodnewsocala.com.

You can also find us on Instagram.

? Where can I see a list of all upcoming events?

What events are coming up for the Youth Bible Study?

Every semester is a mix of Bible study-based meetings, and a few special events.

Download Upcoming Schedule


Youth Leaders

Latara Arthur

Latara Arthur

Director of Youth Ministry

Latara joined the youth group in January 2018 and works as Director of Children’s Ministry at Good News Church. She is married to Carnid Arthur and has two children, Jayla and Carlton.

🎉 Fact: She loves traveling, blasting music in her car, and has owned 3 passports from 3 different countires.
Brittany Roberts

Brittany Roberts

Youth Leader

Brittany joined our middle school youth leader team in the fall of 2018 and has been loving engaging our middle schoolers each week. Brittany currently works as the Assistant Administrator at CareTime Elder Care Management. She has miniature pinscher named Jake and a cat named Junior.

🎉 Fact: She loves kayaking and paddle boarding.
Carson DeHart

Carson DeHart

Youth Leader

Carson joined our youth leader team in the fall of 2019 to assist with our middle school boys. He currently works at Red Fern Pet Lodge. He loves going to the movies, loves his dogs, getting outside and being active.

🎉 Fact: Carson has 2 middle names.
Ashley Herrera

Ashley Herrera

Youth Leader

Ashley will be re-joining our youth group team this fall to lead our worship band and assist with our middle school group. She has been married to Tony Herrera for 7 years and have a wonderful son name, Jude and twin girls, Alice and Rosie. Ashley currently is enjoying raising her kids at home.

🎉 Fact: Ashley is a certified phlebotomist.
Jennifer Digiuno

Jennifer Digiuno

Youth Leader

Jennifer joined our youth leader team in the fall of 2018 and has been loving working with our High School group. Jennifer works as an Elementary school teacher at Legacy Elementary School. She has 2 amazing cats named Cuddles and Missy Moonshoes.

🎉 Fact: She loves to travel and relax on the beach with her Eno (hammock) and read.
Scott Collison

Scott Collison

Youth Leader

Scott joined our youth leader team in the fall of 2019. He is married to Sarah Collison and has 3 children, Chloe, Michael and Maggie. Scott is a Superintendent for DR Horton. He Is also proudly from Michigan.

🎉 Fact: He is a Wolverines fan. Go blue! He loves bow hunting and fishing.
Daniel Gilland

Daniel Gilland

Youth Leader

Daniel is joining our youth leader team as a Teacher and Youth Leader for the second semester this Fall. Daniel is married to Jessica and has 3 children, August, Helena, and Finnaeus. Daniel moved to Ocala in January 2019 after living in New York for almost 10 years. He works in real estate with his in laws at RE/MAX.

🎉 Fact: His family lived 7 years without owning a car. They went everywhere by subway or feet.
Guy and Darlene Williams

Guy and Darlene Williams

Youth Leader

We grew up in Pittsburgh where we first met in our teens. We have lived in Pittsburgh, Sarasota FL, Port St. Lucie FL, Adirondack Mountains of NY, back to Pittsburgh, and we recently moved to the Oxford area to be closer to 2 of our 4 children and 6 of our 8 (almost 10) grandkids!

🎉 Fact: We currently live in a camper in the woods!