Teen Ministry

In today’s media-driven youth culture, we are beginning to face complex issues affecting today’s teens. The “old ways” of reaching teens in Christian churches are becoming obsolete. Times are changing and so are we, we look to cater these young and bright individuals with an open and honest approach as they thrive in these environments.

 

  • Teens desire an environment in which they feel safe to share their thoughts, ideas, and opinions.
  • Let’s face it, teens are brutally honest. They like to ask the questions us adults don’t put much focus on.
  • Teens may even wish to challenge the message of the day, which in turn can lead into deep discussions
  • Teens want to relate. Plain and simple. How can we curate the message of the day to reach these developing young adults?

 

What happens after these teens begin to embark on their life path? Establishing and maintaining a deep rooted teen church isn’t an end in itself. As many youths who find their identity in teen church fail to make the transition to the larger fellowship, the level of relatability changes. This is where we step in as we guide these thriving teens to pursue their spirituality through campus ministries and others who stay in the local area are included in young adult small groups. It is a tedious process, but well worth it for these teens to grow and thrive!

Young Adult’s Ministry

For 99.9% of churches, the connection made with young adults begins with a hearty dose of self-evaluation. The simple act of self-evaluation towards the young adult ministry can lead to a massive paradigm shift in ministry.

At Praise Fellowship Church, our staff uses key questions to understand the community we are attracting.

 

  1. If a 23 year old single man walked into our church, would he find four to six people like him in our congregation?
  2. Are there opportunities for our young adults to engage in weekly, non-Sunday morning bible studies?
  3. Does our church budget include leaders designated specifically for reaching young adults?

 

Young adults crave opportunities to serve and be a part of something bigger than themselves and to connect with others on more than just a surface level. As they are at pivotal points in their lives in determining where they want to take their passion and energy, we as the church must grapple with the questions of how to connect them more fully to what we are doing, in the effort to allow them to shine in every way possible.

Singles’ Ministry

There are as many stages and seasons to single adult life as there are for married adults. As marriage slowly dwindles down to less of a priority in today’s culture, leaders in and out of the church must step up to present the true sacredness of marriage. When marriage is devalued in our culture, that brokenness comes into the church, too. Many single adults are adrift and need that helping hand to meet and marry wisely because it’s not a priority in our culture.

 

  • The church needs to create contexts for singles to meet and live in the context of community
  • The one relationship that survives and thrives eternally is the one we have as the bride of Christ to our beloved Savior.
  • The singles ministry is just as much about marriage and finding your beloved as it is building healthy & strong relationships inside and out of the church community.

 

Single men need leadership responsibilities. At Praise Fellowship we value guiding single men into their strengths. We put 1 Corinthians 7 to work by showing that the church strongly yearns for unmarried adults who are devoted to the Lord, especially single men as they set the example for younger males. When church leaders ask unmarried men to take on significant responsibilities, they provoke the belief that godly singleness is a vital asset to the body of Christ.