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The purpose of Youth@Grace

Young Adults 17+

 

As per Colossians 1 (and Eph 4:13-16, 1 Cor 3:9)

 
Our foundational starting point is:
 
The word of truth, the gospel, namely that God has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption through his blood, namely the forgiveness of sins. Once we were alienated from God and were enemies in our minds because of our evil behavior. But He has reconciled us by Christ's physical body through death to present us holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation. This has become ours by faith in Christ.
 
We want to ensure that our youth hear, understand and know this gospel in all its fullness and with all its implications, so that:

Those who do not belong to Christ can be led to salvation. Our young brothers and sisters in Christ can be sanctified and grow in faith and Christ likeness (as further expanded below)
 
It is all God’s work, by his grace and through his Spirit. But we were given the privilege to be servants and fellow workers of God. As such, we will endeavor to lead, serve, facilitate, teach, pray for, minister to and encourage our youth so that they may:

Understand God's grace in all its truth. 
Grow in the knowledge of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and be filled with the knowledge of His will, with spiritual wisdom and understanding.


Live a life worthy of the Lord, be holy, pleasing Him in every way by bearing fruit in every good work.
Be strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that they may have great endurance and patience.
Continue in their faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel.
Always and joyfully give thanks to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Have love in the Spirit for each other and all their fellow Christians.
Know their inheritance in the kingdom of light, and have hope for what is stored up for them in heaven.
Become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Be presented perfect in Christ.


Then (they) will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (Eph. 4:14-16)
 

As leaders, we will therefore: 


Always thank God for their faith in Jesus Christ and for their love among each other. 
Not stop praying for them.
Be teachers in word and by example.
Faithfully minister to them.
Serve them.


Present them with the word of God in all its fullness.
Make known to them the glorious riches of the gospel mystery, which is Christ in us, the hope of glory.
Proclaim Christ, admonishing and teaching them with all wisdom.
Labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in us.
 
Grace and peace to our youth from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Contact:

Christine Martins or Alex Thompson

youth@gracecrc.com.au