Youth ministry is a vital part of the overall church ministry. Our goal is to provide a supportive Christ-centered environment where youths may develop holistically -- intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and socially (Luke 2:52), -- so that they may know Christ as their Lord and Savior. It is our desire to see them become true disciples of Christ (Matt 28:19,20), so that they may serve and love God wholeheartedly (Luke 10:27). All youth programs and activities are designed with this goal in mind.
Youth ministry implements the tasks of modeling, counseling, teaching, praying, supporting, mentoring, training, discipling and bridging. The message communicated to youths is not only by word or by action, but by providing a living example of Christian faith and realistic problem-solving. All youth workers strive to gain the trust and respect of the youths as a foundation for personal friendship and mentoring.
This youth ministry desires to integrate youths into the life of the church body, to prepare them to become leaders now and tomorrow in the church, and to equip the young saints for the work of service (Eph 4:12,13). This youth ministry takes a team approach, and values the active support and involvement of parents and other adults in caring for the youths.
By grace, we are created, called and chosen for God's Kingdom. With Jesus as our head of our church and at the core of our ministry, our mission is to:
Explore truth: to dialogue, learn, teach and live the biblical stroy of God and what it means to be a follower of Jesus (John 14:6, Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 3:14-17)
Express faith: to strategically and intentionally respond to the Great Commission; to passionately engage ourselves locally and globally in social action, service, evangelism, missions and embracing others into the Kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Ephesiians 4:12, 16; Colossians 4:3-6; 1 Pater 3:15; Revelations 7:7-17)
Experience God: to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength as we worship Him through all that we are and do (Luke 10:27; Acts 17:28; Ephesians 3:14-21; Hebrews 12:28-29)
Embrace community: to serve God and one another in love and unity as an arm of our church; to willingly share life together with commom vision and diverse giftedness; to come together in frequent fellowship and mutual accountability (John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 12; Hebrews 10:24-25)