Rochester Christian Reformed Church aspires to include all ages in worship, discipleship and mission. The mission of the youth ministry is to provide opportunities for our youth to be strengthened in their relationship with God, with fellow Christians and with Christ's Church. We pray for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in all our youth, inspiring them to live joyful and obedient lives as their faith matures into adulthood. In contemporary society young people experience pressures and temptations that in some ways are unlike, and indeed, more intrusive than those experienced by previous generations.
Our discipleship model emphasizes relationships. Friends are always welcome! Through prayer, conversations on faith and life, service in the inner city (Flower City Work Camp and Cameron Ministries), SERVE mission trips through Youth Unlimited, youth retreats and events to build community, we hope to nurture our youth in a sincere faith that is lived out beyond church walls, even as they are also part of multi-generational community of believers. Youth share in activities such as:
Reading powerful Bible stories that shape identity
- Discussions that help faith to grow
- Small groups where youth share what is on their hearts and build community with others
- Awesome games that help them let their guard down and build relationships
- Spending time with adults other than parents and family who care
- Interacting with friends who accept them no matter what
Students are encouraged to be involved in the church as a body as well as the community in which they live. Service activities and fun events are planned for all who wish to participate. Financial assistance is available for activities, if needed.
Contact Julie Vande Brake, our Director of Youth Ministries, for more information. email