The Journey encompasses our youth program here at Lifeway Church. The idea that this name is founded on is not new. About 2000 years ago Jesus made a simple statement – “Follow Me”. For 12 men who became known as the apostles, an amazing Journey began. They walked with, fellowshipped with, and learned from God, in the flesh. For 11 of those 12 men, life would never be the same. Jesus challenged them to take an amazing Journey. One of life and life more abundant. To know God and make Him known.
Today we are allowed to take this same Journey. One to Seek God in worship, to Know Him by studying His Word, to Show His love by serving others and sharing the life saving message of the Gospel, and to Grow in our wisdom and knowledge of our Savior.
….make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 2 Peter 1:5-7
“To Seek, To Know, To Show, To Grow”
...to reach the next generation for Christ by providing a warm, loving, Christ- centered environment where each child is accepted in their uniqueness and is pointed to Jesus. We accomplish this by clearly teaching God's authoritative, inspired Word, acknowledging Him in prayer, and celebrating Him in a worship time that glorifies Christ in a way children can relate to.
We utilize a curriculum that includes Bible reading, scripture memorization, music, games, craft projects and corporate prayer. We further desire to provide opportunities for service that will bring our children to take the focus off themselves and place it on others (ministry). Our hope is that we can nurture a generation that truly honors Jesus Christ in every aspect of life; that reproduces disciples within their generation and passes that heritage on to the next generation (evangelism).
We truly desire to partner with parents as we work together to reach this generation for Christ. Our school-age people meet once a week. This is a time of Bible study and fellowship as they strengthen themselves in the Lord and build Godly friendships to encourage one another.