by Arik Stewart, Youth Pastor In our three years leading youth ministry, Bryan, Nano and I have grown in our understanding of how to encourage our young men to pursue God in all areas of life. But one area we never approached, at least not with everyone at once, was sexual purity. Our delay came from a […]
by Leah Stewart Youth Group (Ignition) for 6th through 12th grade students continues to meet every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30pm. Students and volunteer leaders engage in creative activities, thoughtful discussion of the Word, and intentional application of the things God is teaching them to their daily lives. Each week at Ignition, students engage in small group […]
by Arik Stewart, Youth Pastor One of the greatest tools we have in our relational discipleship toolbox is prayer. Ten months ago, youth ministry began experiencing a few transitions. I was commissioned as our new youth pastor and I brought with me two students from the University of Denver, Bryan Yoshida and Nano Rodd, to […]
We are grateful for consistently excellent leadership among our youth. Here’s a brief update on some recent and upcoming changes (see picture, left to right). While Dara Robertson will continue leading our students in worship, God is rearranging our men. On Feb. 1, Charlie M. Shakwa will transition from Youth Pastor to Missionary in Residence. […]
Charlie Marquis, the Youth Pastor at Hope, was recently featured in Disciple Magazine. He talks about his heart for the dark, dangerous, and despised places in the world, and how he as an evangelist seeks to partner with nationals to “create disciples to the fourth generation.” To read the full article, click here.