We believe ministry to our youth is an essential part of our church. Our youth have value because God created them in His image. They are the future leaders of tomorrow. They provide a fresh perspective on things, and they are a sign of God’s continued mercy and perseverance. We know that young people are looking for a love that will satisfy their greatest desires. We aim to turn those desires away from the things of this world and turn them toward Christ. Young people are passionate about many things, and when that passion turns to things of Christ, when young people have an authentic encounter with the living Christ, they are often unstoppable in their zeal for sharing the Gospel.
We desire that the young people in our youth groups grow in their relationship with Jesus to be prepared to serve Him in all they do. Our focus is that our youth grows in their love for Jesus, for themselves as His children, for the body of believers, for the community, and for those who still need to experience the love of Jesus.
During adolescence, friendships are a top priority because they help young people feel they belong and are accepted. Young people need positive peer influence. We want to help our youth learn how to choose good friends but, more importantly, we want them to form godly friendships. These are the best friendships because true Christian friends act as accountability partners. Christian friends build each other up emotionally, spiritually and even physically; they pray for each other, and they have a common goal in life, loving and serving God.
Friday night is youth night. Jr. and Sr. High youth meet at church. They will remain at church for the evening unless they are involved in community service work or unless a special, pre-approved event is being held.