Following Christ Church’s motto, “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known,” the Youth Ministry serves the Lord by providing teenagers and young adults with opportunities to find a new life in Jesus Christ, to enjoy the friendship of other Christians, to grow and mature in their faith, to discover their spiritual gifts and ministry, to strengthen and challenge their faith by sharing it with others, and to honor the Lord with their lives by being a light to those who are perishing in darkness. As a microcosm of our parish’s ministry, we offer our “congregation” a variety of programs and events which encompass praise and worship, prayer and thanksgiving, Christian education, fellowship, evangelism, and mission activities.
The five biblical purposes outlined in the following words of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, guide our ministry and balance our activities so that they reflect the Lord’s love and the Lord’s plan for His church:
The Great Commandment
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” [Matthew 22:37-39]
The Great Commission
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” [Matthew 28:19-20]
- “Love the Lord” = WORSHIP = INSPIRE
- “Love your neighbor” = MINISTRY = INVOLVE
- “Make disciples” = EVANGELISM = INVITE
- “Baptize them” = FELLOWSHIP = INCLUDE
- “Teaching them” = DISCIPLESHIP = INSTRUCT
The Youth Ministry of Christ Church exists to INVITE teenagers and young adults to embrace the Lord’s gift of a new life through and in Jesus Christ, to INCLUDE them in the body of believers, to INSTRUCT them so that they may grow and mature in their faith, to INSPIRE them to honor and glorify the Lord in and through their lives, and to INVOLVE them in serving the Lord so that they may discover, develop, and use their spiritual gifts.