Youth

Youth – God’s Children

A church without youth is a church without a future, and youth without a church is youth without the future.

DHMyouthTimothy 4:12“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.”


You are a miracle, entirely unique;

There has never been another with your combination of talents, dreams, desires, and hopes.

You can create. You are capable of love and compassion.

You are a miracle. You are a gift of creation to itself.

You are here for a purpose, which you must find.

Your presence here is sacred – and you will Change the world.  –   DavidKrieger

We have a nursery for the young ones (age 3 and under). 

And yes we use acronyms, they include:

      •     Christian Children’s Fellowship CCF (Gr 3-5)
      •     Chi Rho Fellowship (Gr 6-8)   
      •     Christian Youth Fellowship CYF (Gr 9-12)

 

 

Youth Program News and Events

Summer Camps (Camp Christian), Vacation Bible School, Mission Trips, Social Events, and Pastor’s Class, and more…

Our children participate in a program called Children Worship & Wonder (CW&W) age 4 to 4th grade

Children Worship & Wonder is a Montessori-influenced program and is often effective with children who have attention deficit problems. CW&W  respects the ways children learn today by offering learning activities that are experiential, image-rich, multi-sensory, interactive, engaging, and varied in learning style.

Significant training is required to learn this approach and use it effectively.  We have trained storytellers and greeters.

 We believe:

  • Inter-generational faith formation—bringing all age groups together to learn about their faith—is an effective way to accomplish the goals of lifelong faith formation.

 

  • Congregations in which children, youth, and young adults are active participants and leaders in the whole life of the church are communities of vital faith formation.

 

  • Vital discoveries in children’s ministry is about story, ritual, and relationship.

 

  • Faith journeys are unique to the individual, as they try to figure out who they are, and how they can navigate their lives and the world.

 

  • We recognize the diversity of people’s spiritual and religious needs.

 

  • Faith formation for young adults is different than faith formation for older adults.

 

  • Vital faith formation for children, youth, and young adults occurs when adults engage their own faith in meaningful ways and serve as models for them.


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