Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Celebrations

Our Youth Ministry, like so many years in the past, took an opportunity to share the joy of Christ through song at a local retirement home.  We had a blast sharing and singing Christmas Carols.  We also passed along some of the Christmas cheer with gift donation - giving presents to boys and girls who otherwise might not have anything this season.

The rest of the evening was spent laughing and playing as we enjoyed our annual Christmas Party, including an ugly sweater contest.  What fun.

Word of Life Superbowl Outreach

In November our Youth Ministry had a fantastic evening of fun and outreach at the Word of Life Superbowl.    Our teens invited their friend to join us for an all night of extreme excitement.  We enjoyed a Monsters Hockey Game, followed by an amazing youth rally on the ice with games, raffles, contests, and give-aways.  The Gospel was presented in a powerful way, and many responded to the invitation to make Christ their Lord and Savior.  This was followed by a pizza party and hours of bowling, inflatables, sports, and games.

Christian College Tour

Choosing the right college is a difficult decision for many of our teens.  There are many good options.  However, private Christian Universities don't often have the same exposure with our students.  As our teens move away from home and venture out into life on they own, it's important that they pursue God as they pursue their education and vocation.  That's why each year we take our upperclassmen on a Christian College Tour.  This give them the chance to checkout schools that will work hard to balance academics and spiritual formation.

This year we visited Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Cedarville University, Taylor University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Moody Bible Institute, and Wheaton College.