Impact Your World
At Temple, we believe that our youth and young adults can make a huge impact for the kingdom of God. Young Life is our student and young adult ministry for those aged 12 through 30. Young Adults have a unique perspective on social and spiritual issues and depending on age and grade join together in a spirit-filled setting for conversation, practical service, and growth.
Youth live in a world often described as digital Babylon. They are torn between the safety and stability of the family, and the wild, uncharted jungle of self-expression and independence. Youth challenge everything to find out if it is real, trustworthy and good. This includes faith, parents, friends, church leaders and even themselves. In a very noisy world, they need a consistency and the freedom to explore the margins, a trusted bridge to guide them, mature mentors with experience to awaken them to God’s presence in them.
From those early daunting days as a new seventh grader to those final moments as a high school senior about to embark in a strange new world, our youth group encourages thoughtful exploration of what it means to be a follower of Christ in a complex, competitive and divisive world. We engage in honest conversations that challenge us, confront our doubts and build convictions that guide us. We wrestle with the impact of modern media on our lives, our faith, and values. We return again and again to the timeless wisdom and work of God, and lifestyles that reveal following Christ is a way of life, not just a system of belief.
Our mission is to introduce middle school kids to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. You were made for this!
Our goal is to partner with parents at every phase of your child’s life. Parents are the primary influencer in an adolescent’s life. Partnering simply means we’re on the same team, supporting, encouraging and sharing the journey together!
What starts in the 60 minutes we have your child on Sundays is designed to carry over into the other 10,020 minutes you have with them during the week, and we do our best to make that super simple.
Our focus is to help every middle schooler explore their world with confidence and courage. We want them to know…
- I am who God says I am, I can do what God says I can do. I can become all God created me to be.
- I love God because He loves me knows me!
- I follow Jesus because He knows me better than I know Myself.
- God loves me where I am, not where I pretend to be.
- Jesus was Jesus all week long, not just on Sunday
- Technology reveals what we want to conceal.
The Parent Cue App helps you do something each week to move your child toward a deeper connection with Jesus. https://theparentcue.org/app/
Sunday evening gatherings are held at the Place from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. It starts with catch up time with friends and meeting new people. Next, we move into all kinds of fun and high-energy games that builds community. We then spend time talking through a practical lesson, then break into small groups to reflect on and apply each teaching. Our goal is to learn to live and lead like Jesus!
We believe that consistency, honesty and builds trust, opens exploration and creates a connection.
Foundations for Young Adults:
- I’m created on purpose for a purpose.
- Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most
- You make your choices, then your choices make you.
- I trust what Jesus did to transform who I need to become.
- If you want to walk with lions, you have to train with lions.
- Integrity is making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.
We find our true selves when we see the world through God’s eyes.
- When you lose your why, you lose your way.
- Serving others unlocks something inside us.
Values for Life: Integrity, Confidence, Compassion, Leadership, Courage, Discipline
A Parental Partnership
We firmly believe parents are the primary influencer in your child’s life. Our partnership simply means we’re on the same team, working together to help your child thrive! What starts in the 120 minutes we hang with your teens is designed to carry over into the other 10,020 minutes you have with them during the week, and we do our best to make that super simple.
The Parent Cue App helps you do something each week to move your child toward a deeper connection with Jesus.
P.S. Come and hangout with us in our Ministry Facebook group. The group’s goal is to provide parents, leaders, kids, & students with useful resources, a safe place to know each other & to be known, and a glimpse of activities from every phase of Family Ministry at Temple.