Here at the newark Baptist Temple, our youth ministry is not something that we take lightly. We recognize that the Youth of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. If there is one word that could encompass the approach we take with our young people, it would have to be "INVESTMENT." There is so much potential in every life that comes under our influence, and we want to be sure to make the right investment into each life.
A Personal Investment
A Purposeful Investment
To have a youth ministry just to say you have a youth ministry would be quite shallow. Our purpose is to allow young people to be in an atmosphere where they can:
- Hear the Word of God clearly taught
- Make lasting friendships
- Enjoy good, clean fun
- Glorify Jesus Christ in all things
Whether your child desires to be a pastor, teacher, architect, computer programmer, Salesman, or many other things; God desires for all of us to live according to his Word. It is the purpose of our investment to help our young people understand these things.
A Passionate Investment
The Bible says "Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men (Colossians 3:23) Nobody likes a half-hearted effort. Few can spot an apathetic attitude like a teenager can. Our young people need to see a passion to serve the Lord in our lives as we invest in them.