The main focus of our youth and young adult ministry is service. Ways we strive to accomplish that are by making and taking sack lunches to the homeless in Seattle, doing random acts of kindness (R.A.K's) and serving orphans in Mexico.
Let there be no mistake, though, we also really value FUN!! We have retreats, campouts, we paintball, we play hide-n-go seek, kickball, we slack line, swim, snowboard, get lost in corn mazes, sell Christmas trees, have Holiday extravaganzas, go caroling, four square, nine square in the air, attend concerts and almost all of these include feasting!!!
Our regular times of meeting begin on Sunday mornings at 9:00am, gathering in the "Upper Room" for a social time, eating donuts, playing air hockey, foosball, listening to music, and hanging out. At 9:30 we divide up into classes that discuss biblical principles and life application. The class divisions are middle school, high school, and college. Wednesday nights we meet at the church at 6:30 for family dinner and then divide up into groups for Bible study.
Two very important main events for this group are Winter Retreat and our regular short-term mission trips to Mexico. Winter retreat is in February. It begins on a Thursday afternoon and ends on Sunday evening. It's an extended weekend at White Pass full of activities, awesome worship through music and incredible spirit filled speakers. Oh and again FOOD. Mission trip to Mexico is the first week of August. Fundraising for this trip begins with our Christmas tree lot. This is an opportunity to serve and minister to children as well as grow as a group and as individuals.
You can get a feel of the focus of this group by our mission statement:
We choose to:
- Build relationships through love
- Change lives through service
- Live our lives with a passion for God
If you would like more information about our youth ministry, contact our NYI (Nazarene Youth International) President Jason Lee.