Youth Group

God has blessed our church with wonderful youth. As we attempt to steward his kind gift to us, we want to uphold these basic core values.

 

1. Centrality of Scripture

Because God’s Word is the rule of faith and life, we focus on teaching the Scriptures. While we enjoy activities together, we strive to make the Word our primary focus and draw.

We realize that some youth who attend our body may not know Christ savingly, so we proclaim the Scriptures because “faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ” (Rom 10:17).

For those who are believers, we know that the Word is essential, as it “builds [us] up” (Acts 20:32) and makes us “complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:17).
 

2. Parental Authority

God entrusts Christian parents with the responsibility of bringing their children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph 6:4).

Fellowship desires to support—not control, replace or subvert—this God-given responsibility. We strive to help parents teach God’s Word to their children with diligence in the everyday moments of life (Deut 6:6ff).
 

3. Church Integration

The Bible makes no distinction between teens and adults when it comes to their responsibility to the covenant community of believers.

For this reason, we encourage teens to use their Spirit-given gifts to build up the body “until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph 4:12–13).

Further, God intends for edification to occur across generational boundaries (cf. Titus 2). For this reason, the youth group will strive to operate as part of the larger body and not merely as a separate entity.

Every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. we gather for an extended time in God’s Word during Sunday School. Each month we host a SNAC Attack (“Sunday Night After Church”) at our home and we also enjoy quarterly activities together.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

— Pastor Chris

Pastor Chris and Megan Pennington
(Youth Leaders)