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
This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” John 3:2
Have you ever noticed how the people the closest to you are often the ones you take for granted? It’s easy to forget the things your mom does to help you out, or the way your best friend always listens to you. Sometimes, when you’re close to someone, you don’t take time to think about the things that make that person special. The same is true with Jesus. It’s easy to get busy, and overlook all the great things that Jesus does for us. This Bible verse shows us one thing that Jesus does for us, and that is teach us. Have you ever thought about the fact that Jesus is our teacher? This verse shows us that He was sent by God to teach us. What does a teacher do? They show us things, instruct us, and make sure that we’re learning. That’s a lot like what Jesus does. He showed us the father God in the Bible. He helps us learn who we really are in Him. So as you go about your day, don’t forget about the fact that Jesus was sent to us by God to teach us and help us grow!
*portions taken from studentdevos.com
Upcoming events: CYC (in Gatlinburg) February 23 – 25 Cost is $80 sign up deadline is Jan 14th.
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.