Youth Bible Study
Throughout the Year
Grace Youth offer many events and activities throughout the year for teenagers in sixth through twelfth grades. These events and activities are designed to promote and further accomplish our mission which is to win teens to Christ, build them in the faith, and send them to make disciples in partnership with parents or guardians. Every year we offer three retreats: the youth winter or spring retreat, the beach retreat, and the fall discipleship now retreat. In addition to these retreats we alternate every other year a domestic and international mission trip. Past domestic trips include helping church plants in New York City and Philadelphia. International trips have included working with missionaries in Amsterdam, Uganda, and Macedonia. Finally, we plan monthly events and activities such as service at Shalom Farms, rock-climbing, laser-tag, broom-ball, our annual Deck the Crosswalk and Christmas party, park outreaches, and so much more! For more information, please connect with Pastor Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you and your family.
To transform our community and world through the power of God’s Spirit into disciples of Jesus Christ
Our mission is to win teens to Christ, build them in the faith, and send them to make disciples in partnership with parents or guardians.
5 CORE VALUES
- We Value Gospel-Centered Ministry
A gospel-centered ministry is one where the Gospel is the core message of all we do. Our teaching and discipleship must be Biblical and gospel-centered. This means that the Gospel Story of God’s redemptive work is seen from cover to cover of the Bible and it is the core context from which we teach and equip. The Gospel must drive and motivate our strategy.
- We Value Partnership with Parents
We believe that God has given parents the incredible privilege of being the primary disciple-makers of their children. We also believe that the “church” and the “family” need to work together to see the effective growth of students. These two institutions are designed to work hand in hand and not apart from each other. At each step in our process, we are trying to think how we can practically resource, equip, and involve parents as we all seek to disciple students.
- We Value Biblical Community
Students need multiple voices saying the same thing about Jesus. God designed people to grow in the context of relationships. The church offers meaningful and authentic relationships which will reinforce a parent’s voice.
- We Value Go and Be Ministry
For too long, “church” has been “done” primarily in one location (typically the church building). We want to communicate that the Christian life is not about showing up somewhere once a week. It is not so much about “come and see” as it is “go and be.” Faith is active, alive, and adventurous. An incarnational ministry is one that happens in various locations, wherever the Lord has planted us. We believe that our students, in the context of relationships, are the “front door” to the youth ministry at Grace and to Christ. We believe that they are called to lead others to Christ through relationships “as they go” throughout the week.
- We Value the Discipleship of Families
We believe that God has called us to minister to students and to their families. We seek not only for students to know Jesus but also their parents. In concerted prayer, our hope is for every family to be a Gospel-centered family in which Christ is treasured and glorified.
Yaggie Texting Service
Would you like to receive timely updates on youth happenings? Through Yaggie texts we can remind you of events, let you know of event or program changes, urgent prayer requests, and more. For login information please contact Paul Sheaffer at email@example.com.
You can find the Yaggies on Facebook. This is a closed Facebook group. You can join the group through admin approval.
Receive timely emails regarding events, programs, and more through the Yaggie email service. To join the email chain please contact Paul Sheaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Sheaffer – Associate Pastor
Phone – (804)-740-4148 x.103
Email – email@example.com