MC UMC Youth Ministry in 2023

As we look ahead to the year 2023, it’s clear that our youth ministry will continue to be a vital part of Muir’s Chapel’s mission to reach and engage young people in their faith journey. In a world that is increasingly unchurched, it is more important than ever to provide young people with a solid foundation in their faith and to help them develop a deep and meaningful relationship with God.

But what will youth ministry look like in 2023? It’s difficult to say for certain, but it’s likely that we will see a continued focus on adapting to the changing needs and interests of our young people. This might involve finding new and innovative ways to engage young people in their faith, such as through social media and other online platforms. It might also involve being more responsive to the concerns and needs of young people and being willing to adapt to their changing needs and interests.

Another important trend in our youth ministry in 2023 will be the need to prioritize diversity. This means being more intentional about welcoming and engaging young people from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. It also means being more sensitive to the unique challenges and needs of different groups of young people, and being willing to tailor our approach to meet their needs.

Ultimately, our youth ministry in 2023 will be about investing in the next generation of leaders. It’s about equipping young people with the tools and skills they need to be successful in their faith and to make a positive impact on the world. By investing in our youth, we can help to shape the future of the church and to create a brighter and more hopeful future for all of us.

We will invest in our youth by helping them grow in the 5G’s …

Gather = Fellowship. Deepen ALL relationships  (to God, to each other, to the adults, to the church). We understand we gather to support, love, and encourage each other even to a sacrificial level.

Hebrews 10: 24-25 24 Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. 25 Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing.

Ephesians 4:3-6 3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. 4 For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.

Grow = Discipleship. Spiritual Growth. We want to grow in our faith.

Luke 10:27  He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:22-23  But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Give = Service. Use your spiritual gifts to meet the needs of others.

1 Peter 4:10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

Matthew 20:28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Go = Evangelism. Share Christ. Be ready to give the source of hope you have in life (1 Peter 3:15)

Matthew 28:19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 4:19-20 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.”  Immediately they left their nets and followed him.

Glorify =  Worship. Giving God all the credit and praising Him above all things.

Matthew 5:16  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

John 4:24  God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

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