The Gathering Youth Ministry plays an important role in creating a family that follows Jesus together by reaching our young people with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, helping them grow in their knowledge of Christ, and nurturing a desire to reach out to others with that knowledge in love.
The staff of the Youth Ministry seeks to partner with parents to support them in accomplishing the task God has given them.
Scripture is the foundation and permeates all that we do.
We never assume that our young people already have a sufficient understanding of the gospel, so we intentionally continue to invite them into relationship with Jesus and not into legalism.
We teach our youth what the Bible says about their responsibility to the church as a whole and encourage them to be involved in the local church.
We seek to be patient with all youth in the process of spiritual growth, believing that “he who began a good work in them will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil 1:6 – paraphrased)
Each youth is fearfully and wonderfully made and unique in God’s eyes. Regardless of dress, lifestyle, or personal background, God loves each youth equally. Therefore, we seek to demonstrate that same love through fairness and impartiality. We encourage each youth to interact freely and openly with each other, while discouraging cliques of any kind. We remain equally accessible to everyone.