We believe that our children are born with an understanding of our creator and a deep longing for His love. But as they grow under many influences and pressures they are “talked out” of believing in Him. To this end we must, “carpe diem”, seize the day of opportunity to reinforce what our children intuitively understand so that over time the world’s influence will not slowly erode this belief. We must give wings to their young faith.
…he hath set the world (eternity) in their heart (Eccl 3:11)
…that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse (Rom 1:19-20)
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Prov 22:6)
Our goal for our young adults is to reinforce, and for some restore, a sense of excitement, expectation, and promise in meeting and relating to the wonderful God of all creation and His incredible redemption plan.
We purpose to challenge their minds helping them turn their beliefs into convictions, prepare them to guard their hearts, to dream big dreams, to develop godly character, and to serve their families and community with love, joy, and peace as they bring glory to God.
We intend to impart this training through specialized interaction with adult leaders who have experienced and can identify with the frustration, anxiety, and worry they might be going through. These leaders will engage their souls and spirits with encouragement and hope. The transition from the teenage years to the adult years is tough especially in our current culture. That’s why they need people they can turn to and trust, people who can give them good direction and the kind of fun that helps them to keep things in perspective.
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (1 Tim 4:12)
YOUNG ADULT GROUP MINISTRY TEAM
James and Renee Ball