APEX (our middle school ministry) and our Senior High group are starting a new semester this Sunday, 1/13/13. After a little break over the holidays, we’ll be back in action on Sunday nights, 6:30-8:00pm.
This semester, we’ll start off by going through a series looking at what it means for middle and high schoolers to be part of the Kingdom of God. We’ll look at questions like, what is the Kingdom? How do we live it out? It’s nice to talk about that kind of thing at church, but does it really make any difference when I picture myself on the average day at school? These are exciting questions to ask when you think about the chance you get to be part of what God’s doing in the world. They’re also really hard questions, because they make you wrestle with whether your faith actually makes any difference in “real life.”
Youth group is the best kind of place to work through these questions for three reasons: we have a focus on the Word, so that God can tell us about his Kingdom, and we don’t just make it up as we go along. We have a community so that we can help each other understand these things, both as mentors and other kids your age who understand what you’re going through. And as a group we can get organized and put into practice the stuff we’re talking about, so it’s not just fluff that we hear about at church.
I’m really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and going on this journey with you. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I don’t see you at bowling Friday night, I’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday!