1) Relationship as the End-Goal of Ministry
Discipleship happens in the context of community. It is in our genuine relationships with others that we encounter Christ and experience His love. The end goal of our ministry is relationship. The purpose of everything we do is to love; love God and love others.
2) Involving the Whole Church
It takes the whole church family to raise a God's child. We believe that parents are called to be the primary disciplers of their children and that the whole church family is called to actively support, equip, and empower the parents in their sacred task of parenting and also to be the secondary "parents" / adults / encouraging and loving community for our youths in their journey of life and of faith. Youth Ministry strives to play a role in creating spaces for these kinds of partnerships within the church.
3) Learning God's Story
Everyone lives in stories; stories that help us make sense out of this world. And there are countless stories out there in the world (and even inside our church and our family) that claim to be the best story for our youths to live in. It is of utmost importance that we teach our youths the true and most loving story of God, the gospel story, the story of God's grand plan of creating, saving, and completing humanity and all creation, so that they can live their lives according to God's perfect plan.
4) Youth Doing Justice
God is on his Mission (sending). He created the world to be his temple where he dwells and humanity to manage his creation for his glory according to his character by promoting justice, peace, flourishing, care, worship, and love. Adam (humans) failed that mission, so God sent Jesus to rescue and restore us into true humans following Jesus himself as the first True Adam. Now, empowered by the Holy Spirit who was also sent by God and thereby united with Christ, we the church are sent into the world to join God in His Mission.
God is on his mission of restoring all creation into shalom. Our youths are no exceptions. NACC Youth is joining God in his mission and is doing justice in our own contexts of family, school, neighbourhood, city, Canada, and the world.
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Youth Community Life Together - Becoming One in Christ
Join our Youth Life Together gatherings!
Youth ministry's first focus is "relationship as the end-goal of ministry," because discipleship happens in community, in deep relationships. The greatest commandment Jesus gave us is to love God and to love others. The content of Christian discipleship is love, and its context is community.
In John 17:20-26, Jesus prays that we become one in love with each other just as Jesus and The Father are one by becoming one with Christ himself. When that happens, the world around us will know and believe Jesus.
Youth community strives to do life together intentionally to become one with each other in Christ by gathering every Sunday after the worship service either at a home or at church for a time of sharing life together. We have food, games for the youths, family sharing time, devotion, singing, and etc. We hope this will be a family time where we share our everyday life together and not just worship services and bible studies only. As we do, we will discover and join God's work within, among, and through us. And we need each other in our journey of faith.
That includes you! Please join our youth community gatherings to walk alongside and support our youths. There are many ways you can do that: by providing food, by hosting at your house, by leading games for youths, by sharing your faith stories, by leading the devotion, by teaching some life skills that might be helpful for the youths, or simply by joining our gatherings and spending time with the youths!
Our youths need you in seeing Christianity working in real life. You need our youths in deepening and enriching your faith. Let's become one. Let's do life together.
We'll start from 11:30am (after the worship service) and end our gathering officially at 1pm when we meet at church downstairs and at 2pm when we meet at a home.
Please fill out the form and tell us when you'd like to join us and how you'd like to support our youth community. Thank you!
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