This month, we have had a number of youth activities. It is really neat to see how God is building community and growing the depth of relationships among our youth. Below are pictures of different activities with descriptions.
Floorball, which I have been attending on Wednesdays, has continued to grow. This month I had the opportunity to share about a relationship with God to the young men that come to Floorball (around 25 non-churched teen boys). This has proven to be a great place to build relationships with guys outside of our normal circles! Please pray the young men here will have open hearts to God in their lives.
BIG505, our once a month bigger youth event was a blast. I was the main speaker and had the opportunity to speak on heaven. I think many were surprised that Heaven will not actually be like they think, that it won’t be boring, a common thought even among believers. That it is not just floating in the clouds singing boring hymns, but a real relationship and life with God, doing things he has gifted us in. Living life on the new earth as God intended it before the Fall. How cool to share this with the students!
During the weeks in between the Big505 meetings we have decided rather than doing a mini bible study, which was not attracting the teens as it is something they already have a lot of in their small groups. We decided to start doing hangout times on Fridays, play games and build community. This is very good and has been requested for a long time from the students. I believe it is good for them to have a safe place to hangout and not feel like youth group always needs to be about listening to a speaker talk about the bible. It is about relationship as well.