A Youth or Youthfullness is defined as the time of life when one is young especially : the period between childhood and maturity it is also the early period of existence, growth, or development. Thats why, as a category, youth is more fluid than other fixed age-groups. Yet, age is the easiest way to define this group, particularly in relation to education and employment, because youth is often referred to a person between the ages of leaving compulsory education, and finding their first job. Religion is one of the most important aspects of many peoples lives. Churches serve as valuable hubs for people of all ages. However, one of the groups that is often left out of the conversation is the youth group. Therefore, today, we will be talking about youths in the church, their role and the importance of the church for the youth. Check it out!
Traditionally, youth is considered to be a period of transition from childhood to adulthood. Most of the time, people use the word teenagers when referring to the youth, even though there are no defined age boundaries. Anyone can be a youth if they want to 🙂
Youth in the church can actually be and do anything they desire. For instance, some young people choose to attend a youth ministry, where they can learn, communicate and grow in a safe and faithful environment. Others are actually in charge of said youth ministries and other similar religious organisations for young people, where they can give back to the youth in their communities.
Youth ministry, also commonly referred to as youth group, is an age-specific religious ministry of faith groups or other religious organizations, which carry out youth ministry to involve and engage with young people who attend their places of worship, or who live in their community. Christian youth ministry usually encompasses one or more of the following: encouraging young people (whether they have professed faith or not) to learn more about a given faith and to become more involved in the spiritual life providing open youth clubs or other activities for the common good of the young people, sometimes without an overtly religious agenda. As well as organizing events and activities, youth ministry will usually include some form of religious instruction and pastoral oversight of young people.
Youth Ministry is a the response of the Church to the needs of young people, fostering their faith in Jesus Christ and their communion with the Blessed Trinity, and drawing them into responsible participation in the life, mission and ministry of the Church. Youth Ministry seeks to help youth share their gifts, grow in life skills .Youth Ministries is about leading young people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, and helping them to embrace His call to discipleship. An integral part of this mandate is to help our young people to grow deeper in their faith and spirituality, to move beyond their church to mission and service in the wider world, and to build community both in their local settings and around the world as a global movement. We have been excited to witness and to be part of this significant growth among so many of our young people.