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
Update for week of August 20:
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 1 John 4:20
If you have seen anything in the news this week, you have seen how dangerous hate can be. In life there are going to be people that you disagree with or people that rub you the wrong way. There will be people who know which buttons to push to get you really mad, and they’re not afraid to push them. However, it is important to understand that these people were created by the same God that you were. These people may be completely wrong in what they believe and they may be lost in sin, but we are still called to love them, not hate them. We can disagree with them and challenge their sin with what scripture tells us, but not hate. As for hating someone based on the color of their skin, that is not what God would want at all. God wants all to be saved, to come to him in obedience, and us to be united as brothers and sisters in Christ.
This daily Bible verse offers some thoughts on getting along with others. It says that those who say they love God but hate their brother are liars. These are pretty strong words. However, they show us that loving those around us is really important to God, which means it should be important to us.
Upcoming Youth 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.