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GROW in God's Word|LEARN computer programming|MAKE video games
1st & 3rd Thursday of every month
at our Henry County campus
Help us plan by going to our Facebook Event Page, clicking any dates you intend to attend, and then clicking the "Going" button.
What is Code Night?
Code Night is a youth club for ages 13-18 focused on nurturing spiritual growth and having lots of fun learning computer programming. Each Code Night includes...
30 minutes of Bible study
60 minutes learning computer programming.
Code Night Bible studies will address relevant and engaging topics that teens face in a world that seems to be growing spiritually darker. Meanwhile, the programming instruction is an opportunity to learn a life skill that will be crucial for many in the 21st century.
Code Night is completely free, although some students may wish to purchase their own Raspberry Pi computer (like this one or this one) and their own keyboard & mouse so that they can continue their learning at home between sessions.
Pastor Benjamin Steenbock
Code Night is led by Pastor Benjamin Steenbock. Benjamin grew up near Seattle, WA and has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a Master's of Divinty from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. In eight years of experience working at Microsoft in Xbox and Microsoft Games Studios, Benjamin served at various times as a tester and programmer, and ended his engineering career as a project manager. In 2009 Benjamin left the video games industry to pursue the pastoral ministry. Benjamin Steenbock has been serving as pastor at Abiding Grace Henry County since June 2015.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do the students need to bring their own computer equipment?
A: No. Abiding Grace owns several Raspberry Pi computers and keyboards, mice, and monitors to go with them. For students who are content to use this equipment and "buddy program" with others, they will not need to bring their own equipment. However, for students who would like to continue their learning at home between Code Night sessions, they can certainly purchase their own Raspberry Pi (like this one or this one) to use at home and to bring to Code Night.
Q: What programming language will the students be learning?
A: As of 2018, students will learn programming in the Python interpreted language. Perhaps in the future we will branch out to some other languages.
Q: Can my child bring a friend?
A: Absolutely! Everyone is welcome to come and learn. The more the merrier.
Q: Where is your church located?
A: Code Night is held at our Henry County campus found at 3376 Hwy 20 W, Hampton, GA 30228 (Google maps link).
Q: I've got more questions. How can I contact you?
A: Just drop us a message on our contact page and you'll probably receive a reply within 24-48 hours. Alternatively, scroll down to the bottom of this page and call the number listed for our Henry County campus.