Youth Ministry & Evangelism
We have an active and involved group of young people. The Youth Group (6th - 12th graders) hosts Devotionals and a wide variety of activities and Service Projects throughout the year. A little younger group, those not yet in our Youth Group (up through 5th graders), are busy with many programs, activities and projects as well.
We have many deacons who work tirelessly to provide activities and special events with our youth. You will hear here that our youth are not the church of tomorrow, but are part of the church of today!
You may be asking, does your youth group believe in evolution? The answer is yes ... and no. We believe that God created the earth in 7 days just as scripture tells us. We don't believe in Darwin's theory of evolution. We believe in God's theory of evolution. What's that? Well we're glad you asked. We already said we believe in God's word in scripture so we'll let scripture explain. 1Corinthians 13:11 tells us 'When I was a child. I talked like a child. I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me" We all grow and change over time. we want our young people to grow from children following God, to men and women of God. However that is not where our spiritual evolution ends. Darwin's theory of evolution shows man evolving to stand upright. we believe with God's evolution we will go from standing upright to hunched over. Why is that? Matthew 16:24 states "If anyone would come after me. he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me." We want these young men and women of God to feel the weight of bearing the cross every day, we want them to bow in reverence to a holy God; we want them to truly be living sacrifices. We believe in loving and serving God, we also love to be together.
Manassas Church of Christ Pre-School: This is a "pay what you can" pre-school for 3 and 4 year olds. Preregistration required. Space is limited.
Vacation Bible School
Sonshine Girls/Discovery Scouts: These are clubs for children 1st through s" grades. They meet bimonthly during the school year, and schedule special events. Membership is free. Events may entail some cost.
Tutors are available upon request for school-aged students.
Manassas Church of Christ Youth Group
The youth program focuses on how the youth of the congregation can strengthen each other through Fellowship in Christ. As part of our education program we teach the youth to know/understand what the Bible tells us about our responsibilities to God and each other. Outreach to the world around us is carried out as described in Mark 16:15 with going into the world teaching them about Christ and for the world to see our love for our fellow saints and an honest concern for others' souls. Following Christ's example, we help to reach people by providing for their physical needs first. In the context of youth, especially teenagers, the greatest need is acceptance. The youth of our congregation often invite their friends who become our friends and understand that the fellowship we have is something to be desired.
For youth 1st to 5th grade we have the Sonshine girls and Discovery Scouts. They meet to develop bonds with each other and to learn about God and Christ through lessons and activities. Cindy Kline and Alfred Huff can be contacted for these two activities.
The current effort is Camp Connection where the youth group provides needed rest for parents of special needs children and provides the children interaction with others that care about their needs first. Alfred Huff can be contacted about Camp Connection.
Any of the youth deacons can be contacted about any and all the activities of the youth program.
POCs: Paul Anderson, Robert Fancher, Mel Hurley