The Branch is a multi-cultural and multi-generational youth group. We believe that church should feel like family, no matter your age. We are a place to come just as you are, to grow, and to impact your community and the world. Click here to join the current Bible reading plan. Jesus of Nazareth was a master storyteller, and many of his most well-known teachings were told as parables. But these stories were designed to do much more than simply “teach. In this video, we explore the main themes in Jesus’ parables and ask why he used them as the primary vehicle for his message. Ashton is our fun-loving and kind Youth Director.

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When you became a Christian, a transformation took place in your life. You became a new creation and that means that you now have a new way to live 2 Corinthians What you find is that Jesus has something to say about how you are living in every area of your life, and He wants you to obey Him. But dating is not marriage!

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Group Lists for services in the morning and evening. Please click on the Groups to find your name, date and times. Group A Service List 1. Group B Service List 1. Group C — Church Service 1. Previous Next. Group A — Service Date Aug 30th am. Group B — Service Date Aug 23rd am. Group C — Service date Aug 23rd 7 p. Good morning all! So good to see many of you at one of our services!

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To ensure you receive the best experience on LifeWay. Whether you are preparing for future Bible studies or daily readings, this study Bible for men and women is the ideal resource for lifelong discipleship. Contains 36 colorful inch x inch posters and 4 colorful inch x inch maps that are perfect for classroom use with small groups. It is designed to involve and engage the audience congregation in celebration as they join the choir in singing. Many of the songs have specific places where the congregation worships with the choir.

Some offer the opportunity to sing along on the entire song. The Accompaniment DVD clearly labels where the congregation is invited to sing and where the choir sings alone. Lyric Files are also available to accomplish this if not using the DVD. The Carols of Christmas will be a great resource this Christmas and for years to come, combining choir and congregation in joyful celebration!

As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion.

Lesson 7: Dating—the Benefits and Dangers

Meeting the needs of youth workers through Gospel-centered study resources, community, networking, and training. At YM, we know youth leaders wear many hats, so we create high-quality resources and life-changing events which equip you to spend time leading your students in meaningful relationships with Jesus. YM is committed to providing youth workers with an ever-expanding offering of Bible-centered resources that are innovative, creative, and relevant. Fun and educational games designed exclusively for youth ministers and youth ministry leaders.

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Every youth pastor should be trained on the difference between the worldly concept of dating and the biblical concept of courtship. Dating is revolutionized if the.

I write this in the context of having been a pastor for more then three decades as well as ministering in hundreds of local congregations. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly regarding youth groups. I learned a long time ago that just because your local church has a youth group, it is not always in the best interest of parents to encourage their children to attend it.

Also, in the case of functional Christian families, the parents have the primary responsibility of training their children—not the church youth group. In cases where kids come in without Christian families behind them, then the church has to attempt to disciple them without parental aid, which is extremely difficult. That being said, whether your child comes from a strong Christian family or not, a youth group can be a blessing or curse. The youth pastor has no biblical depth and a shallow walk.

I have seen the disastrous effects when the youth pastor merely “shares” the word but has no unction or depth in the word. The result is shallow instruction which does not provoke the young attendees to hunger and grow in the knowledge of God 2 Peter Furthermore, if the youth pastor is not grounded in the faith, you cannot trust them. In one instance I heard of, a youth pastor was caught kissing a young girl during a youth retreat.

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Looking for youth group activities? Read here! Youth pastors very often show up to youth groups exhausted, coming up with some half-baked youth group activity that they googled 5 minutes before the meeting.

We see countless students get into spiritually harmful dating relationships. We sometimes feel that if we delivered the right sermon at the right.

Information request form. View resources. Do you have the heart of a servant? Several service opportunities are available year-round, and you can serve for a weekend or a week. Search by date, region or event type. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders. Listen to the Podcast.

Resources include youth-authored Blogs, podcasts, and volunteer opportunities. Learn more. Lutheran Youth Fellowship empowers youth to use their gifts to serve His people as they share their Christian faith, and LYF equips youth to develop leadership skills. More than 20, youth and adults from all 35 districts and 13 countries joined together in Minneapolis in July for the 14th triennial LCMS Youth Gathering.

Dating Videos

Christian teens form all kinds of relationships. From friendships to dating, these are the years that Christian teens start building ties outside of the family. While these relationships are an exciting time for Christian teens, they also come with their own issues and hazards. Suddenly the issues of sex and boundaries start to arise, and teens find themselves having to choose sides on “hot button” topics like homosexuality and abortion.

There is a lot of growing to do in all aspects of relationships, and having Biblical and Christian guidance is essential. Friendship is the foundation of any good relationship.

Youth may lead in our worship in a number of ways including as an usher, audio/​visual technician, Wednesday Night Youth Group Date: 12/10/

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Waiting, Dating, and Mating

Courtship and dating are some of the least discussed topics in the church. Yet dating has caused the most havoc, destroyed countless lives, resulted in unwanted pregnancies and abortions, and even split churches apart. This has led many church youth groups to become havens for dating and premarital sex. The following are guidelines that best fit young people but many of the principles still apply to older and more mature single adults looking for a mate.

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Led by the Holy Spirit, we exist to love, inspire, and equip middle and high school students and their families to follow and be transformed by Christ. Be sure to sign-up to receive our Weekly Update emails to stay in-the-loop about everything happening in the youth ministry! In this season, we have shifted to hosting our weekly youth gatherings online! These will be great opportunities for connection and learning in faith together. Our Zoom links are not shared publicly. Upcoming Events.

Middle School Camp! High School Camp! While things this upcoming season will look different, the Family Ministries Team goal is that all families are invited and equipped to grow this season. It is our desire to partner through the summer with families in unique and creative ways. We believe parents have a special voice in the spiritual growth of their kids and we want to continue to give you tools and experiences to grow your family’s faith. You can expect to hear ministry updates from us regarding events on a bi-weekly basis.

Whether your family is able to be physically present or is maintaining social distancing, we are creating pathways for all to be a part of ministry.

Matt Chandler on Christian dating