So many changes take place during adolescence, and so many adolescents make the decision to follow Jesus during this crucial time. It is the goal of this ministry to walk with these young people as they grow in wisdom and in stature to become mature Christian adults. Our number one goal is to bring young people to Jesus, to introduce those that have not yet met Him, to continue to foster a relationship for those who have already come to know Him, and challenge all of them to live their life through Him. Every event we plan seeks to accomplish this goal, whether through evangelism of bringing friends to an event, learning to lead and participate in worship through lads to leaders, serving our community and congregation through service projects, or experiencing fellowship by just “hanging out.” We would love to have you on this journey with us.
Contact Kory Crow with any questions regarding the Youth and Family Ministry
Do all things without complaining and disputing. — Philippians 2:14.
Almost everyone is headed back to school at this point, so over the next few weeks, I want to look at some ways we can improve our school year.
1. Don’t Complain; Be Thankful!
You might be complaining or be tempted to complain about being back in school, but the Scriptures have a different suggestion (Philippians 2:14). You may not understand why you have to study certain subjects, and that’s fine, but don’t complain about it because one day you will understand. Instead, you should be grateful to God that you are in an education system. There are many countries in the world where education isn’t valued or provided. And this often results in a
country run on violence, corruption, drugs, and sin upon sin. While there are many contributing factors to how these countries became the way they are—be sure that lack of education is a major factor. Thank God for putting you in a country that requires you to go to school. If you have parents that value your education, thank them, too. The Scriptures command us to “give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will” (1 Thess. 5:18). We give thanks because we recognize that God orchestrates our lives. You are in school because of God. So, thank Him!
Devotional – August 26. After PM worship.
Youth Spring Review 2018 – click the link to a recap of youth activities from the spring season.
Heights Youth Winter Review 2018 – click the link to a recap of youth activities from the winter season.
Heights Youth Celebrates Fall 2017 – click the link to see a summary of fall activities with the youth group.
Sept 2: Back to School Bash – lots of fun was had with inflatables, games, ping-pong, volleyball and more. Click on the link above to view a short video of the event.
Aug. 6: Whitewater Rafting – We had a great turnout for our annual whitewater rafting trip down the Ocoee River with a total of 15 making the trip. Some of the chaperones were a little sore after deciding to swim the rapids instead of using the boat but we still had a great time. Until next year.