YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP

We know the importance of good Christian friendships for our youth, so we value regular youth gatherings throughout the year by which our youth can connect, make Christian friends, and simply enjoy life together.  We also gather our youth together in Sunday School where our pastor takes the lead role in teaching the youth Sunday school class on a myriad of topics including the Bible and its message, the Christian World and Life View, how to cultivate their walk with God through Bible Study and prayer, how to share their faith, how to survive the spiritual challenges of college, and how to think through their own sense of calling/vocation to serve God as they grow into adults.

These times of togetherness are valuable for our youth, BUT one of the lynch pins of our philosophy for youth discipleship is the importance of transgenerational interaction, teamwork, and mentoring.  In our increasingly compartmentalized world, it is too easy to separate our youth into age segregated ministry groups.  We believe this does not serve our young people well, robbing them of the wisdom of the fathers, mothers, and grandparents of the congregation.  Outside of Sunday School and youth gatherings, we seek to see our youth mingle with the congregation elbow to elbow in worship, prayer, and ministry as they pursue God's glory and GROW TOGETHER.