The mission of Youth Ministries is to support the spiritual development of LOPC’s youth, to build community, and provide ongoing support to families.
We accomplish this mission in part by providing a safe and supportive environment for youth to gather and exchange ideas, explore their faith, and practice what it means to live as a follower of Christ. Each youth program is designed to encourage and challenge youth to grow in relationship with God, as people, in active concern for others. We welcome everyone who comes with a safe place to call home.
Youth ministries assist youth to discover their unique identity, passions, and gifts. We believe youth are each capable of significant contributions to their communities. Youth are encouraged to contribute by participating in service-learning opportunities, student leadership programs, and leading the intergenerational Church community alongside adult leaders in a variety of ways according to their unique gifts.
Our programs also connect youth with adult volunteers and older student advisers who care deeply about them. These advisers seek to know, value, affirm, and love youth with the love of God.
At LOPC, youth matter.
God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:29-31