Teens are filled with passion and are on a search of something worthy of their passion. They are searching for something that is worth pouring themselves into, something worthy of all their love and energy. This is the same extraordinary passion that Jesus Christ has for his people; it is this passion that Jesus shared with us through his birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection. Youth reflect the image of God through their passion and the church is called to celebrate, encourage, and help shape that passion so young Christians reflect the transformative love of God. Youth crave more than fun and games; they crave a meaningful life and a passionate faith. Youth ministry is ministry to, by, and with, passionate young people, it is an opportunity for the whole church to continue to grow in their faith and more fully share their identity as a beloved child of God.
View a video of the June 2014 urban mission trip to Pittsburgh, PA here.
7:07 – 8:30 Sunday Nights is High School night at Common Ground – where faith and life intersect. This will be a time of faith, fun, and fellowship. Every week we will have small group discussions about topics that are important to the youth. Topics can range from Facebook, to bullying, to dating, to choosing a college, to issues with parents, and anything in between.