What is Youth Ministry?
Youth Ministry is the Church's efforts to help every young person grow personally & spiritually.
The purpose of the Youth Ministry program is to prepare students, junior high to college age, for effective ministry in their church, community, and world and assist and support their families within the local church.
Training young people to lead the cause of Christ and to apply Christian principles to every area of their life.
Youth Ministry is every effort by the Christian community to reach out to the youth with the love of God as revealed to us in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Youth ministry is the Church in its pastoral concern, reaching out to young people to embrace their gifts and to walk with them in their process of becoming who God designed them to be.
Youth Ministry seeks to help youth share their gifts and talents, assist them develop life skills, develop a positive self-image, serve those in need, participate in the sacraments, develop a personal spirituality and prayer life, apply faith to daily life, participate in the Church, and develop a personal relationship with Jesus.
How do we do this?
- Organized fellowship events- roller skating, movies, outdoor opportunities- campfires, hikes, etc.
- Engaging discussions and classes
- Casual conversation
- Confirmation- to confirm your faith and become a member of the church
- Day and overnight retreats