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yOUTH

7 - 12 Grade

Making disciples who make disciples

Youth group isn't a place you go... its a place you belong.

Youth group is a place where we live out relationship with older and younger believers that is centered around God's Word. As we do this, we are discipled to be more like Christ and are equipped to share the Gospel message with our neighbors and the nations!

Scripture reveals that Jesus' method for ministry was relational. So we've built our youth ministry around five core values that we call B.A.S.I.C. Discipleship. Youth group is a place we
Belong, we are Authentic, we focus on Scripture, we are Intergenerational, and we celebrate Communion. Check out the videos and text below to find out more about how we do youth group.

youth ministry philosophy

COVID Youth Group Update

With COVID regulations, our youth group continues to live out its calling of building leaders through intergenerational discipleship centered around God's Word.  To do so, we are meeting  in small groups to eat, pray, and go deeper into Scripture. And once a month, we celebrate corporately by meeting as a large youth group for a spiritual service.

If you'd like to connect more about YG, you can text or call me (Pastor Pete) at 808-683-9283 or email me at Youth@KailuaCommunityChurch.com 

Youth Group's Core values 

B.A.S.I.C. Discipleship

Following the example of Christ, KCC's youth ministry prioritizes discipling relationships that center around God's Word. Based on an inter-generational model of ministry, it is our desire to connect every youth with an older leader or parent, as well as connecting each youth with younger kids in the church to grow together.

Belong

1 Corinthians 10:17 "Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body."

At youth group, we often say "youth group isn't a place you go, its a place you belong." Yet in the West, we often find ourselves living in "Pseudo-Community:" a community that lives in the superficial and the smiles.

As followers of Christ, we are invited into authentic community. A community in which we can be real about our hurts, challenges, and joys. A community where we can respectfully talk through disagreements and celebrate each other's differences.

At youth group, we live out family and find true community and connection.


Authenticity

Genesis 1:27 "In the image of God He created them."

God has uniquely created each of us in His own image, and no single personality type or appearance can contain the full image of God. Therefore, the more we discover and express our unique, authentic identity in Christ, we better express His image and live in the abundant life that Christ promises us.

Or as D.C. Talk so eloquently put it in their song "Colored People" back in the 90's, we truly are a "skin kaleidoscope".

As we engage in authentic community, we celebrate the uniqueness that God has created each of us to be. 

Scripture

John 17:17 "Sanctify them by the truth, Your Word is truth."

We believe that the Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.

Therefore, as we engage with Scripture, we discover the message that transforms us into the men and women God has created us to be, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

 I often hear students say, "I wish God would just tell me what to do..." The good news is that, He has! Two thousands pages worth!  And it's our joy to discover who He is and who we are in Him through reading Scripture, together.

Our small groups are centered around the inductive Bible study method to observe, interpret, and apply Scripture. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and a youth leader or parent, we take one passage at a time, and discover  what God is speaking to us, together.

Students are also invited to join a shared, daily reading plan to go through the entire Bible in about two years.

Inter-Generational

Psalm 145:4 "One generation shall praise Your works to another."

Scripture, and leading youth research, show that inter-generational ministry is the most effective kind of ministry. That's why we make great efforts to include parents,  siblings, and youth leaders in youth ministry as much as possible.  

While I often hear parents say, "I'd like to give my kids space from me so they can connect to the Lord." I would challenge that thinking by encouraging parents to engage with their student in seeking Jesus together. After all, Mom and Dad will be in relationship with the student long after they leave youth group.

What if youth group becomes a place where Jesus becomes a natural part of conversation between parent and student that lasts for a lifetime of seeking Him together?

Communion

1 Corinthians 11:26 "For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes."

Nothing brings family together like a shared meal. And as a family in Jesus, our feast is around God's communion table.

Every time we partake in communion, we remember the Lord's great sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins; we proclaim this Good News to the world; and we look ahead with hope, to when Jesus returns as the King of this world.

At youth group, we celebrate communion on a regular basis. We invite all to participate who are seeking unity with Jesus and with His followers. 


Are you in 7 - 12 grade, or do you have a student in these grades? Click the button below to email  Pastor Pete and get plugged in!




If you love Jesus and have a heart to serve in youth ministry without being an actual youth leader, would you consider making meals for the youth to fellowship around, or be willing to help chaperone an event? Many of our times spent together as a youth group involves food and travel. If you have a desire to help out with either, click the button below.

Parents of youth often make the best youth leaders. We've also had a number of young (and older) adults step in as youth leaders to serve as big brothers and sisters, and uncles and aunties to walk alongside our youth as they journey through their teenage years. You don't have to "know everything" ... you just have to love Jesus and love on our kids and their worlds will be changed for the better. Click the button below.

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