God uses us at all ages. Though some do not come to know him until later in life, there are others who feel the burning desire to know Him from adolescence. The Bible is filled with young, faithful believers who stepped out, despite their age, into a grand adventure with God. The Lord used them, not because of their age, but because of their hearts. To know Him from an early age is to spend your life walking with him, learning from Him, and getting to know Him. A relationship like that will never get old.
Our youth group C.I.A. invites you to join their prayer group on Fridays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in room #7.
The objectives of this group are the following: to grow in faith, to get involved in the church, to meet new people, and to have fun. First of all, we invite preachers over to the group to help us to know our faith. We are very open to support our church when help is needed. For instance, we serve in mass every second Sunday of the month: we proclaim the readings, and we collect the money offered to God. Attending this group is a great opportunity to meet new people, especially for those youths who are experiencing loneliness. Finally, we have fun in this group doing the activities, the games, the field trips, the potlucks, and the sport tournaments. (see pictures below)
1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity
At every age, believers can inspire others. How impactful a young Christian could be to others, during a stage in their lives when the pressure is so great to conform. At a time in life when it seems the most important thing is fitting in, there is bravery in deciding to standout by setting an example of what a relationship with Jesus looks like.
Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”
We will all grow old one day, should we be lucky enough to do so. There may come a time when we cannot do or go as we once did. This is why a solid foundation of faith, and trust in God, is so important. Should we build it while we’re young, it will remain standing into our older years, and we will still then take great pleasure in days spent with the Lord.
Jeremiah 1:7-9 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord
I love the tenderness of Jeremiah 1:7-9. The Lord knows that this man has doubts about his ability to carry out Gods plan at such a young age. He supersedes those doubts by assuring him that there is no reason to fear, as the Lord will be his protector the entire way.
1 John 2:14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.