Shelby Naz Church
Shelbyville, IL First Church of the Nazarene

Youth Ministry

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12

Our mission is to call the youth to a dynamic life in Christ. We believe that young people are an integral part of the Church. Our youth programs exist to lead young people into a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ and to facilitate their growth as disciples for Christian service.

  1. We value Young People…significant in the kingdom of God.
  2. We value the Bible…God's unchanging truth for our lives.
  3. We value Prayer…vital interactive communication with our Heavenly Father.
  4. We value the Church…a global holiness community of faith, diverse in culture but one in Christ. We value Worship…life-changing encounters with an intimate God.
  5. We value Discipleship...a lifestyle of becoming like Christ.
  6. We value Community…building relationships that help bind us together and to God.
  7. We value Ministry…extending God's grace to our world.
  8. We value Witness...sharing God’s love in word and deed.
  9. We value Holiness…a work of grace whereby God, through the working of His Holy Spirit, enables us to live a life representing Christ in who we are and in everything we do.

These values are important dimensions of the holy life and are to be reflected in the life and ministry of youth at every level of the church. Please come and join our youth program and see where God can take you.

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