“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine” 1 Timothy 4:12-13
YOUTH PROGRAM (5th-12th Grade)
Purpose: We have a multitude of activities for involvement of our young people. Our primary effort is to ground our young people in principles of Christianity so they may conduct themselves as Christians and teach others about Christ.
Reason: We recognize the necessity of our young people being involved in church work. We feel involvement grants security in the church with our young people as well as our older ones. We try to encourage and strengthen each other and enjoy the fellowship and fun we can have as we work and play together.
How we are involved: Excellent Sunday School and Wednesday evening classes are provided for all ages. Some of the activities outside our regularly scheduled services are: devotionals, campaigns, retreats, service projects, fellowship, Summer Youth Series, Winter Youth Series, Christian Leadership, Lads/Leaderettes, ect.
Challenge Youth Program (CYC)
The vision of CYC is to maintain a positive program, which empowers our teenagers with sound teaching and challenges and encourages them to live their lives for Christ. This program will be developed by a planning board of ministers that serve under strong, solid, and proven elderships. Additionally, it is the vision of CYC that those participating on the program be capable and proven speakers, teachers, song leaders, etc. Furthermore, that they are well respected in the brotherhood, and that they have proven and respected ability to lead and challenge our teens to becoming spiritually mature pillars of the church of Christ.
Lads to Leaders / Leaderettes
Purpose: The purpose of the program is to awaken leadership ability early in life, to ignite within young people the desire to lead and provide them with the training and experience to assure their maximum development in leadership roles at home, church, school, the community, and the business world.
How are we involved: Lads/Leaderettes have classes and practice during school months on Bible reading, song leading, speech preparation, puppets, Bible Bowl, article editorials, audio and video presentations, and storyboard. Each year on Easter weekend, our group travels to Nashville to display our development at the National Convention.