At KCC, our mission both as a church and as a youth group is to make disciples who delight in Christ, declare His cross, and display His love.
A DISCIPLE IS SOMEONE WHO:
Delights in Christ – Our goal is to help youth come to know Jesus and cultivate their relationship with Him through walking alongside Christian friends and older guides in the faith and by starting to develop the habits needed to foster spiritual growth.
Declares His Cross – Our goal is to equip youth to declare the cross of Christ from the joy that is in their hearts to friends, family, and our community through teaching, exemplifying it as leaders, and providing opportunities for them to declare it.
Displays His Love – Our goal is to encourage youth to showcase the love of Christ in their everyday life and through outreach and service opportunities. The Bible says that faith without works is dead (James 2:17). We want to teach teens to go against the grain of our self-centered culture by teaching them the joy of humbly serving others.
Parents will always have more influence in the lives of their kids than any youth leader will. It is our desire to come alongside what parents are already doing to teach and disciple their kids. As much as possible, we want the youth of the church to be integrated with other generations.
Time and Location
Time: 7pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
Location: The KCC Commons and Office (521 W. 2nd St., Defiance, OH)
For the time being, our youth group is for 5th-8th graders
A Normal Night
Generally, we have a snack, play a game, and spend time learning from the Word of God. At the end, we break up into smaller groups to review and discuss the lesson and pray with and for one another.
Peter Rupp, our KCC pastoral resident, is taking the lead role in teaching and organizing the youth group, but other adult leaders from KCC are helping in various ways.