The mission of Youth Ministries is to support the spiritual development of LOPC’s youth, to build community, and provide ongoing support to families.
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
We recognize that we are living in unprecedented times, and our team has created and recommended a number of resources to help you during this season. Some of our offerings include:
Youth Group Zoom Calls: The purpose of these calls is to be a place of encouragement & connection as we navigate this season together from a distance! We want to give the youth a great addition to their day, and save the evening for your family. For access to the calls, email email@example.com.
YOW Zoom Call (5th-8th grade) – Wednesdays, 4-5pm.
BTW Zoom Call (high school) – Sundays, 11am-12pm.
Alumni Zoom Call (post high school) – Mondays, 4-5pm.
The youth advisors will also be reaching out to their respective small groups. If you think your student would especially like to receive a call from staff & advisors for any reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!
- COVID-19: Resources for Parents. The team has been creating and compiling resources for parents during this uncertain time. Items include videos on topics like “Talking with Children about Death” and recommendations for books to help children articulate their feelings. *last updated 10 April 2020*
- Community Life Zoom Groups. The Community Life team has created a number of ongoing Zoom groups, including parent support groups, to help gather community in this uncertain time.
We accomplish our 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