The Victory Baptist Youth Group is open to anybody 12 – 18 years old who wants to grow in their walk with God. We meet monthly at church, from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. There is always a Bible lesson preached, with food and an activity of some kind to follow.
Christ is at the center of what we do in Youth Group; it is so much more than a place for teenagers to “hang out” and have fun. Teenagers are the future leaders of America, and these young men and women will be fulfilling the Great Commission long after we are gone from this world. Youth Group is a time of fun and fellowship, built on Christ’s power to save all of us from our sins, and His desire that we grow in His word.
Victory Baptist’s theme is “a place to grow.” This is so appropriate in our Christian walk today, and it is even more important for our Christian teenagers. If we don’t train and exhort Christian teenagers to be Godly men and women, what will our world look like in one more generation? The overarching goals of our Youth Group are these:
(1) To teach that salvation is a gift of God’s grace, that it can’t be bought or earned, but is received only by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me,” (John 14:6).
(2) To exhort teenagers to exercise their faith and influence our world for Christ. Paul perhaps said it best;
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God,” (Romans 12:1-2).
Our Christian walk does not begin and with salvation. Paul literally begged us, in his letter to the Romans, to be a living sacrifice for God. It is the least we can do for our God who sent His son to die for our sins. We encourage teenagers to be a Godly example in their personal lives, so we might all do our best to fulfill Jesus’ instruction from Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”