It's important… We don't need the latest surveys or statistics to show us that the world is different today than it was 5 or 10 years ago. Our Youth are growing up faster but are less equipped to deal with those life changes. They're both saturated by, and vulnerable to, culture. More and more of their parents are divorcing. They live in a post-9/11 world that has chipped away at their sense of security.
Our Mission and Vision are very simple. Vision: is for all youth to have a firm relationship with Christ. Mission: is to do all we can to educate and nurture them on the path to a strong relationship with Christ.
The Goal Determine a day during the week when we have the most participation and maximize the time spent with the youth. This will include: Christian Education, Prayer & Devotions, Choir Practice, & Dance Practice if applicable. The Solution Create a LACC Youth Church/Service that will take place during regular worship service located on the lower level of the Church. During this time the youth will be exposed to scripture, prayer, devotion, hot topics, practice, and other various activities is relatable to them and directly connected to Christ. There is no time for fooling around…Real Church is happening.
Committee Members Vernie Bolden - Will provide direction regarding scripture and youth service. Rob Sparrow - Will provide direction regarding the music ministry and songs during this time. Delania Lee - Will provide direction regarding the YPD ministry and dance during this time. Harold Thomas - Will provide support to all areas and will assist in working with community partners and guest speakers to join the youth service. Peggy Fleming – Will provide support by leading the Youth Ushers and supporting all activities that take place during this time. Pastor Lee – All decisions made that will impact our youth are communicated and discussed with Pastor Lee. Parents – All decisions made will be communicated to the parents. Youth – All youth will organize and assist in the planning of each service. They are the leaders.
Youth will participate in the morning praise and worship. Affirmation of Faith Announcements After announcements: All youth will report downstairs to continue their service designed especially for them. Prayer/Praise Report/Prayer Request/Devotions Offering Youth Service Practice Other Activities Communion *Youth will continue to participate on the Sundays they usher and minster through dance and miming.
Youth Service - Each Sunday 5 th Sunday – Youth Service will take place as normal. 1 st & 3 rd Sunday – Junior Ushers will serve the congregation.
Straight from the youths mouth… Sex Drugs/Alcohol Peer Pressure How do you know the bible is true? Music Personal Appearance Body Modifications and others… *The above list were topics given by our youth. These are topics they struggle with and would like to know how scripture and bible stories help to support their struggle.