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
Our time is consistent week to week: 6:30-8:30pm. Our location fluctuates between youth leaders’ homes. If you would like more info, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page or text Peter Rupp.
Our youth group age range is generally between 12-18 years old.
Integration with Bible Quiz
One way we’ve found success in discipling youth is by integrating youth discipleship with a Bible Quiz program call ACC. From April through October, youth leaders teach through the large sections of Scripture that will be quizzed on in the upcoming Bible Quiz season. 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.
What to expect
From April 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.
From November through March, we spend most of the two hours studying the material together and taking part in mock quiz matches against each other for practice.
Joshua Wagner, our KCC pastoral resident, takes the lead role in teaching and organizing youth discipleship, but Seth and Keri Nofziger lead the Bible Quiz portion of the year.