“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
— I Timothy 4:12
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
— Jeremiah 29:11
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
-- Isaiah 40:29-31
At Porter Church of Christ the mission of our youth ministry is to create an environment for young Christians to make disciples, build morals, character, and values. Through youth gatherings and activities young men and women will come to understand and recognize the love of Jesus and what it means to live for Him daily.
The vision of our Youth Ministry is to create opportunities for young people to use their talents and knowledge to live a life of Jesus. Through the use of activities and volunteering they will understand what the love of Christ means and how they can show it to others. Young Christians will understand that their age has no limit over the impact they can make on their congregation, community, and World.
a safe, loving, and wholesome atmosphere for young people
a program which helps young people become formed in their faith
a variety of worship experiences that help young people connect with God and one another
teaching about the faith and meaning of following Christ
a means for young people to develop their individual prayer and spiritual life
assistance for young people in developing values, ethical norms, and a sense of Christian community
interaction with adults who authentically model the Christian faith
activities (games, sports, waterfront activities, crafts, etc.) which involve fun and the building of sense of worth