JLC Youth Ministry is a vital and vibrant part of what we do at Jersey Life. The following is our vision for this integral part of the mission of this local body of believers. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.
VISION – “To impact the hearts and lives of youth for Jesus, encouraging them to lead Godly lives through purposeful worship and discipleship, while providing them with opportunities for friendship and service within a safe and accepting environment.”
PURPOSE – It is our goal to teach our teens to worship and honor Christ in all aspects of their lives (Adore), to walk in truth and obedience to the Bible (Grow), then for them to demonstrate a willingness and an attitude for work in the ministry of Christ (Acts of Service), which will then lead to an outward difference in their lives and the active sharing of their faith (Pursue) , and finally this will come full circle by welcoming more teens into Christian fellowship and discipleship (Engage / Encourage).
CORE BELIEFS –
Our youth are not only the future of the church, they are an integral part of this church today = NOW.
We need to foster a Youth Ministry where a teen can relax and relate but still maintain an environment that is conducive to our purpose.
Church and service to the Lord are fun and fulfilling.
It is our responsibility to aid in raising young people to continue their growth and discipleship as Christians and to see their lives blessed by their faith in God.
DELIVERABLES – All of our activities will follow these purposes and core beliefs so that God will be honored. 1) Our focus will be to train and equip; we will not be happy to maintain the status quo but to gain ground in the Lord 2) We want to serve the core group that is dedicated to Christ and 3)to reach the many of our community that are wavering in their faith or currently have no relationship with Christ. 4) We will have regular games, events, and functions that will be driven by our purpose and guiding principles.