Have you ever experienced a time in your Christian service where you descend from a great spiritual height back into the valley below? From a time of hearing and seeing God work to a time of spiritual warfare and internal restlessness? Although not a bad thing, it can be quite difficult to retain proper perspective during the transition. For me personally, this came after a major shift in my focus into the Jr. High student ministry. God showered everything with grace and allowed things to go very well right out of the gate. In January we had our Winter Camp, which is the highlight of the season for our students and the ministry. The entire weekend was miraculous! The Lord blessed everything and several students came to know Jesus as their Lord and savior for the first time! The Winter Camp seemed to be a very high point for me in my new ministry position. What followed, though, was confusing for me and difficult to understand.
If you’re a high school student and don’t yet have any grandiose spring break plans for April 3rd, you’re in luck, because we have an epic adventure lined up for you! How does, a day of no homework, chilling with friends, rollercoasters, and trekking around an amusement park sound?
Student Ministries Pastor, Kyle Curry, says this about Youth Group: “It’s not about an experience; it’s about a relationship. But through your relationship with God, you experience Him. Come to Youth Group to deal with real life issues and be challenged in your walk with God.” What sort of impact is the bi-weekly meeting having on teens? Does it really help build long-lasting friendships? Are the sermons relevant? Check out what three high school guys have to say about Reliance Church’s Youth Group. In the following interview, Christian Spence (age 15), Marshall Ott (16), and Trevor Vanderburg (16) open up about their experiences at Youth Group and share why they keep coming back.