We have designed different types of opportunities for them to grow in
their relationship with Jesus (#bewithgod), with each other
(#liveasfamily), and with their yet-to-believe friends (#lovelikejesus).
We want the youth to experience Jesus and the exciting life that He
intends to live with them.
Youth Group (Live as Family) - These gatherings will have food, fun, and a
gospel-centered message. Youth will be encouraged to bring their friends
who don't yet know Jesus.
(Love like Jesus) - Over the last several months, we have had several
fun outreach outings including a pool party, River Cats Game, Sac
Republic Game and Sky High several times. We hope to continue creating
space for youth to have fun, invite their yet-to-believe friends, and
develop deeper friendships with one another.
(Be with God) - We are offering a girls and guys DNA group for the Hope
youth. The DNA groups are designed for youth to dig deeper into their
relationship with Jesus. A DNA group has three elements
- A disciple of Jesus is someone learning to apply the gospel to
absolutely every part of life. Our desire is for our youth to learn the
foundations of the faith (head), develop a love for Jesus (heart), and
be compelled to live like Jesus (hands and feet). Discipleship is not
just knowing about Jesus, but learning to love and follow Him.
Specifically, this time will include teaching youth about the gospel,
reminding them of their identity in Jesus, and showing them how to live
out their faith.
- Nurture - We want to care for the youth
and teach them to care for one another. Initially, this will include
getting to know one another's stories. As relationships develop,
students will learn to listen closely and ask good questions of one
another (i.e. What good things is God doing in your life?Where do you
feel fear or anxiety? What are you struggling with?). They will learn to
emphatically direct each other into the truth and pray for one
- Accountability - Accountability is not just
asking difficult questions, but practicing the one anothers. Youth will
learn to encourage, speak the truth in love, and when necessary, gently
rebuke and correct one another with God's Word.