Hope Youth meets Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:30pm at The Barn*
The goal of Hope’s Youth Ministry is to minister to the youth and their families so that the youth grow in gospel dependence, become a spiritually healthy member of Christ’s body, and are compelled by the gospel toward missional living. We seek to do this by creating a gospel community for the youth that gives them the opportunity to share their lives, be taught the Gospel through the scriptures, and be involved in missions and mercy work.
*Our regular meetings take place during the school year. The Barn is located at the back of our Olde Providence property.
We want the youth to be able to share their lives with one another. We want them to grow in caring for, loving, and praying for one another. We also want them to be able to share their lives with older believers in the church. Other adults within the church sharing their lives and dependence on Christ is an important part of the youth ministry. Their love and care for the youth by being involved in their lives is also highly valued.
Along with being supported by adults and seeing their faith modeled, we also hope that clear gospel teaching and conversations applicable to their place in life will help the youth see their need for Christ and how to respond to Christ’s calling on their lives.
We hope to provide opportunities for the youth to be involved in missions and mercy work. We desire to provide ways for them to have the Gospel lead them into serving others. We also hope to give them a vision for doing likewise in their daily lives with family, friends, and classmates.
Hope Youth Missions Trip to Dominican Republic
On April 8th-15th, 2017, Hope Youth will be going to serve on Work Crew at a Young Life camp in Pico Escondido, Dominican Republic. This trip is for High School students (and hopefully their parents!) and 8th graders who must be accompanied by a parent. If you are not familiar with Work Crew or Young Life, check out their website to get a feel for what we will be doing: picoescondido.younglife.org. Please contact Vinnie Athey by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (571-212-8567) with any questions. Get excited!
Learn more about Pico Escondido Camp: https://picoescondido.younglife.org/Pages/Home.aspx
Recommended Articles for Parents
"Four Steps for Parenting by Grace" - Jack Miller, Serge
"11 Simple Ways to Disciple Your Kids on Mission" - Seth McBee, Verge
"Does Your Youth Ministry Mess with Christ's Bride?" - Jon Nielson, The Gospel Coalition
"How Youth Doubt is Different than We Expected" - Andrew Zirschky, CYMT
"Why Teens Compulsively Use Social Media: To Craft Their Own Identity" - Luke Banner, Rooted
"Practical Considerations for Teaching Students about Sex" - Liz Edrington, Rooted
"Four Types of Parental Involvement in Student Ministry" - Jonathan Mansur, The Gospel Coalition