We love to help teach and minister to your children n a safe and wholesome atmosphere. Our children’s ministry will strive to exalt Jesus Christ as we teach Biblical doctrines and principles to children on the level of their understanding and to encourage the application of Bible truth to daily living by God’s grace.
Our Youth’s Ministry Philosophy
Knowledge of God: The Bible reveals to us our God. Our teaching should point to God’s name and character as the foundation for our faith. Children need to learn of the greatness of our God. Colossians 1:10 That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Rooted and Grounded: Children can learn God’s truth at a young age. By teaching great Bible truth to children, we lay a foundation on which they can build a life of godly choices. Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
Precept upon Precept: We desire to communicate God’s Word to children at the level of their understanding. As they grow mentally and spiritually, we can seek to expand their understanding of Bible truth and its application. Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little.
Hearers to Doers: Teaching God’s Word is our foundation; however, we know that the fruit of such teaching is found in the obedience of the hearers. We desire to apply God’s truth to daily living, and we will encourage the children to make right choices throughout the week based on their learning on Sunday. James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Teach your children: God’s Word clearly demands that parents teach Bible truth to their children. Our church desires to assist parents by reinforcing Biblical principles in children’s church. Deuteronomy 11:19 You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
From a child: Children will not remember everything from their lessons in children’s church, but we will show them Jesus. We desire to establish a long-term plan of teaching the whole council of God to the youth of our church. A sure foundation can be prepared in the early years, built upon in the teen years, and made to last for a lifetime.
2 Timothy 3:15 And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus
Activity schedules include the following:
- Movie nights
- Fall Hayride
- Special events
- Bible Studies
- Junior & Senior Camp
Every child has great potential, at AFG Church we believe this, and we aim to shepherd children toward their personal best. Our youth programs touch the lives and impact the hearts of kids from preschool through high school. Our mission is simple but powerful: build a child’s relationship with God while helping each child discover more about himself and strengthening his relationship with others.
Simply put, we love kids. Our goal is to partner with families to help grow children who are empowered and confident in their life and faith. This time in your child’s life will lay the foundation for their future. We want to be a part of laying a strong foundation on which your children can build upon as they experience life.
Know that AFG Youth Impact Center is a safe, fun place where children will hear the truth of God’s word in a relational environment.
“Children are a gift from the Lord” Psalm 127:3
At AFG, we love children and believe their experiences at church should be full of God’s Word, His love and lots of fun. As part of the body of Christ, children can grow their relationship with Jesus and be ministers in God’s Kingdom while in their youth. Our Youth ministry is geared to teach children God’s Word, show His love and encourage them to live God’s destiny for their lives. We look forward to meeting you and your children!