At KCC, our mission both as a church and as a youth group is to multiply gospel-centered disciples and churches to be worshipers who delight in Christ, witnesses who declare His cross, and servants and family who 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
The Youth Discipleship group meets on Thursdays at 6:30-8:30pm at KCC church building (1945 E. Second St.) If you would like more info, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page or text Seth or Keri Nofziger.
Our youth group age range is generally between 12-18 years old.
Integration with Bible Quiz: November-March
One way we’ve found success in discipling youth is by integrating youth discipleship with Northwest Ohio Bible Quizzing. From November through March, those who choose to participate in Bible Quiz, study for and take part in the Bible Quiz season. Quiz matches take place from January through March on Sunday afternoons at area church buildings.
Normal Youth group: May-October
From May through October, a normal night starts with a group game, then we sing a few worship songs, have a time of teaching from the Scriptures, and then we break off into smaller groups of guys and girls, discuss what we learned and pray for one another. After that we enjoy a snack together and by then it’s 8:30pm.
Seth and Keri Nofziger (KCC Deacons of Youth Discipleship) take the lead role in teaching and organizing youth discipleship which includes the Bible Quiz portion of the year.