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Welcome to CRAVE Youth Ministry!

I have been involved in youth work since my days in high school when I volunteered to help with ministries such as Vacation Bible School and Middle School retreats/events. With over 12 years of experience in youth ministry in volunteering and pastoral work I consider myself to have a calling to youth alone when it comes to ministry within the Church. I attended George Fox for a year of my undergraduate studies, before switching to Moody Bible Institute whereupon I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies. I firmly believe that the foundation to any solid relationship with Christ is the Bible. I endeavor to teach, preach, and live out the Word of God to every student who enters CRAVE Youth Ministry.

We in the CRAVE Youth Ministry believe not only in creating a loving, warm, and exciting atmosphere for all students to have a good time and thrive in, but we also believe in equipping them with the spiritual tools they will need to navigate through the difficult time of adolescence. While games and music are included weekly, they are not the main focus. It is our goal to make sure that every student is a student of the Word and a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.

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When we meet:

Sunday mornings @ 9:15am in the AC  (Worship, Message & Small Groups)

Sunday nights @ 7:00pm in the AC (Bible Study)

Wednesday nights @ 6:45pm in the AC (Put away tables & chairs, Worship, Message, Game/Activity)

CRAVE Youth Ministry is focus on achieving 5 Standards:

1. Submission to Authority: every student will recognize, accept and follow the instruction given by God and His Word; as well as any other authority figure in his or her life.

Scriptural Support For Standard:  Proverbs 3:5,6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart… in all your ways acknowledge him” Romans 13:1-2: “Everyone must submit to governing authorities…” Ephesians 6:1-4: “Children, obey your parents as you would the Lord, because this is right” 1 Thessalonians 5:12-14: “…give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord…” 2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching…” Titus 3:1,2: “Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey…” 

When this Standard is Accomplished:  Sunday School, Sunday PM & Wednesday

Means of Achieving this Standard:  Discipleship Training, Fear of God, Reverence for Scripture, Submission to Authorities, Ten Commandments

2. Foundational Bible Knowledge: each student is to be able to recite the 66 books in order from beginning to end and   describe what each one is about in a sentence or less.

Scriptural Support For Standard:  Deuteronomy 11:18: “Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on    your hands, and let them be a symbol on your forehead.” Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:125: “I am Your servant; give me understanding so that I may know Your decrees.”

When this Standard is Accomplished:  Sunday PM

Means of Achieving this Standard: Biblical Book Overviews, Biblical Book Studies, Scripture Memorization, Hermeneutics

3. Formational Bible Knowledge: each student is to have read his or her entire Bible through from cover to cover at least once.

Scriptural Support For Standard:  Deuteronomy 29:29: “The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.” Psalm 119:128: “I carefully follow all Your precepts and hate every false way.” Psalm 119:151: “You are near Lord, and all your commands are true.”

When this Standard is Accomplished:  Sunday School & Sunday PM

Means of Achieving this Standard:  Biblical Book Overviews, Biblical Book Studies, Scripture Memorization, Hermeneutics

4. Assurance of Salvation: when asked if they know Christ as Lord and Savior and whether they are going to heaven, their response is to be that they know without any doubt that they have received eternal life through Christ Jesus

Scriptural Support For Standard:  2 Corinthians 1:21,22: “Now it is God who strengthens us, with you, in Christ and has anointed us. He has also sealed us and given us the Spirit as a down payment in our hearts.” 2 Corinthians 5:5-7: “And the One who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment. So, we are always confident…” Hebrews 10:19-23: “Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus… let us draw near with a true heart and full assurance of faith…”

When this Standard is Accomplished:  Wednesday

Means of Achieving this Standard:  Repentance of Sins, Ministry of Christ, Deposit of the Holy Spirit, Victory over Flesh, Faith, Covenant Relationship

5. Evangelism: when asked by anyone to give the reason for the way they live their life (their testimony); be able to articulate their testimony clearly: including how they came to know Jesus as savior, the work that God has done in their lives, and what He is calling them to do in the future through the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

Worship: Alex Noble

Youth Band: We have a wonderful group of youth that lead us in worship every single Sunday. If you would like to participate and be a part of the youth band please contact Matthew Kenagy  at (503) 949-1271 or email Pastor Daniel at daniel@salemec.com!

Activities/Events:

CRAVE Youth Ministry is committed to providing fun experiences for your student to get involved and build relationships. Through our monthly events we create opportunities for your student to have a exciting time in a safe environment that opens up the possibility to develop deeper and more meaningful relationships with others students and the Lord.