New Bethel Baptist Church
Friday, September 25, 2020

 

New Bethel Youth Ministries

   
Welcome to the New Bethel Baptist Youth Page.  A few words on a webpage can't really describe what the Youth Ministry at New Bethel is all about.  You really have to experience it.  But since we don't have the technology yet to let you have a virtual reality experience through our website (yet!) we'll try to use words and see how close we can get.
We want to be LIGHT!
L--Love God!
We try to do this with our lives at all times, but we have a special service where we focus on loving God--worship--together.  We call it Altær. 
I--Invest in Relationships!
We put a high priority on relationships.  Healthy friendships are an important part of making life enjoyable, not to mention how much they help us grow closer to God.  In addition to other fun, relationship-building activities throughout the year, we spend some time at the end of Altær in Small Groups of 5-8 people each, digging deeper into our Bible passage/topic of the night and sharing our prayer concerns and our life with each other. 
G--Grow like Jesus!
The Bible says that when Jesus was a teenager, He grew in favor with men and God.  That's the kind of growth we want to have.  We want others to respect our integrity, and more importantly, we want God to be pleased with our life.  That can only happen by constantly growing in our faith.  That kind of growth is facilitated by studying God's word (together and on our own) and stepping out of our comfort zone to be stretched in a new way of serving others.  We try to provide opportunities where these kinds of things can happen.
H--Help others!
Congratulations--you're gifted!!  God has equipped each of us with talents, gifts, personalities, and passions that make us unique.  We have something special to offer.  Not only do we want to help each other figure out what those gifts are, but also create opportunities to use and grow those abilities as we serve each other and our community.  Check out the Praise Band and Drama Team for two examples.
T--Tell Everyone!
Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, His last words were a command for us to share the Good News with all the world.  That Good News is that God loves you and wants a relationship with you!   At New Bethel we want to help you find ways to share the Good News with your friends and with all the world.  We do that by learning practical ways to talk to your friends about God, by having events that are a little easier to invite friends to that a regular church service, and by sponsoring world missions through Operation Christmas Child and Compassion International. 
Well I hope that helps a little bit.  All in all we're just a group of friends who are trying to follow Jesus together.  We make mistakes, but try to help each other get back on track.