And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
– Colossians 1:9-10
The mission of LifeChurch Youth Ministry is to engage with students in our church and community and lead them to a deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through teaching, worship, prayer, and fellowship, our goal is to create an environment that communicates God’s truth, inspires passion, and produces spiritual growth. To achieve this environment, we seek to maintain three core values:
Just as the foundation of God’s character is love, so too is love the foundation of this ministry. As youth workers, our first value is to ensure that young people feel loved by us through our engagement and interaction with them. We strive to provide unconditional love and encouragement regardless of background and hope the youth will see God’s unconditional love through us.
Our second value is to challenge the youth in their faith through our teaching and discipleship. Our teaching should guide students to develop a deeper understanding of God’s Word and how it applies to their lives. While we hope to create a comforting environment, our goal is to facilitate discussion that encourages students to search their hearts and minds to find areas of improvement within themselves.
Our third value is to be an example to young people as faithful followers of God. We hope to express our passion for God’s love, the need for His grace, and the importance of His will in our lives. We seek to instill that same passion in the hearts of young people so they would yearn for God’s presence, seek His heart, and trust in His vision for their lives.
Through adhering to these core values, it is our hope that they would be ingrained into the students’ hearts to prepare them to facilitate change in the lives around them. Our is hope for these students to be a source of unconditional love, to challenge and produce spiritual growth in others, and to inspire others to yearn for God’s influence.
LifeChurch Youth meets each Wednesday from 6:45-8:00 p.m. at LifeChurch. Students take part in fun activities, engage with God in worship and prayer, and receive an age-appropriate lesson centered in the truth of God’s Word.
For questions, contact Justin Greer, Youth Minister at LifeChurch