Unashamed Youth Ministry
What is Unashamed Youth? Our name is based on the Scripture found in Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.” The youth ministry here at Francis encourages our Youth to live unashamed lives for Jesus—to worship Him, learn about Him, and to serve others by living for Him. Jesus has changed their life, and they are not ashamed to live it!
Wednesday Night Youth Worship
This is a time where all youth (6th-12th grade) come together for their own corporate worship service. It is a modern worship service followed by a message from one of our Youth Leaders. Afterwards, the youth group is broken up into middle school boys, middle school girls, and high school small groups. In small group, youth discuss what was taught in the worship service. This is a worship and Bible study time geared to engage youth with the love of our Savior.
The Unashamed Youth are always doing something. They go to camp every summer, and throughout the rest of the year, they attend Christian concerts, go play laser tag or paintball, attend a youth retreat, and so much more. All while engaging them with the Gospel of Christ. While we want our youth to have fun (and they will), it is important for us to put them in environments where they can hear the truth of Jesus as well.
Safe place is a youth event that takes place one Friday night a month. We open up our Family Life Center for youth to meet to hang out, eat pizza, listen to contemporary Christian music, play basketball or other games, and be encouraged with a short devotion. If you are looking for a “Safe Place” for your teenager to hang out with other teens on a Friday night, this is it.
Centershot is an archery ministry that will take place this fall and spring on Sunday evenings. It is an eight-week course that teaches the fundamentals of archery and how to make Jesus the center of our lives. In the spring course (May), it will end with the Francis team possibly traveling to Louisville, KY to compete in the national Centershot tournament. This is a fun, safe, and Christ centered ministry designed to encourage your teenager.