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Youth

Youth Ministries

Student Ministries at The JOURNEY are focused on making disciples of youth in grades 5th - 12th, directing them to the person and work of Jesus Christ and walking alongside them in mentoring relationships and in partnership with parents.

Our Philosophy at The JOURNEY plays out . . .

We believe transformation occurs through relationship

{we desire to develop intimate and real relationships with one another, we look for ways to steer our events and programming SMALLER so to connect students with each other and with mentoring adults}

We believe we are a part of something bigger than ourselves

{we continually lift up how these students are a part of the Body of Christ - The JOURNEY as a whole, their community, and the world; we fight against the "me" perspective and look for ways to create a culture of interaction and connection beyond self}

We believe God’s Story is our story

{we believe the living core of the Christian faith is revealed in Scripture, highlighted by tradition, brought to life in personal experience, and confirmed by reason - we value students knowing and understanding scripture; we refuse to simply give our "opinions", but consider all things through the lens of truth}

This story is shared by who we are and by living our lives on purpose for His glory

{we spend more time and resources on things that we believe will build up our students as ministers of the gospel in their own circles of influence (incarnational ministry) rather than creating events that draw students into our church (attractional) -- we see the value of both, but would rather raise up a generation who don't simply go to church, but ARE the church - this, in turn, draws others to a relationship with Jesus}

We believe we are all on a Journey

{we recognize that this faith is a process that is continual - it requires decision after decision, action after action; no one event or program fulfills all that we need}

To this end we offer a number of opportunities both in and beyond the Cabot community to bring youth into relatioship with Jesus, grow them as disciples, and provide opportunities to help them serve God and others.

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