Youth News

Message from the Youth Leader:

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work (Ephesians 4:11-16, NIV)

We are made to serve together.  Through service we are built up in unity, maturity and faith.  That service can take many forms based upon the gifts we have been given, but the directive to serve is not altered.  As supporting ligaments of the body of Christ, we must work together to accomplish His tasks, or some of the body will end up straining themselves in the process of trying to do the work alone.  Those pulling the body along will not just be straining against the environment and work they’re trying to do, but be struggling to pull the dead weight of the body that won’t move with them.  We are stronger working together, we last longer working together and we get more done working together, all with Christ as our head.

We must no longer be infants, suckling off the teaching of the leaders.  Not everyone can be as knowledgeable, but it doesn’t take that much knowledge to evangelize and serve.  We can always be learning more, drawing off of the wisdom of those a little farther along on their walk than us, but we must get to the point of walking with them, instead of being in the stroller.  The more we become capable, the more we can help the leaders to teach others.  When we no longer need to be spoon fed, the leaders will be able to move on to raising other children and begin to give us more solid food to chew on.

If we want to see growth, the building up of the body of Christ occurs when the entire body moves together.  Every new believer needs the individual attention of an infant, being given the simplest of truths to work through first.  Every believer should move towards maturity, independence of thought and belief, while still being equally dependent upon the Lord.  As we mature we can find greater ways to serve.  More service, more growth, greater Kingdom, greater glory for God.  That is the work before us.

Event Updates:

  • Bible Study is BACK, BABY!
    • Sundays               9-10am
    • Wednesdays      6:30-7:30pm

We are currently working through the letters of 1 & 2 Corinthians in both classes.

  • New! Afterschool Special:
  • Meeting Friday, 9/11 from 5-9pm and continuing on alternating Fridays thereafter we will be hosting at the church an afterschool event focused upon service and fun.  The plan is to make a meal together, perform a small service project, and have fun together.  The event is currently for youth only 6th-12th grade, but may become more open to family participation as the event evolves.

(Current Scheduled dates are 9/11, 9/25)