Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. The Lord has been so gracious to us and we are thankful for His visitations. I recently stepped aside from the youth ministry after being involved for almost 19 years. My heart is still toward this generation of young people. We at RCOG believe in ministering to the whole family, placing a priority on ministering to children and youth.
The word of the Lord tells us in Mark 10:13-16 “People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 I tell you the truth; anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." 16 And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. (NIV)
This present generation of youth and children are searching for meaning and purpose. This is the greatest hour for the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. There are many voices crying out to allure this generation down paths that will lead to destruction. The church must once again influence culture rather than culture influencing the church. We must seek God and present the gospel of Jesus Christ in a relevant manner. The method in which we present the Gospel may change but the message must remain the same.
We believe that the Lord is still in the business of radical transformation. This transformation takes place one life at a time. If we can change the life of one young person (with the help of God) we can save the present and future.
The Lord has blessed us with a wonderful, dedicated staff of children and youth workers. We have ministry opportunities for every age from the nursery to single adults. We would love to have the opportunity to minister to your children and youth. If you should have any questions relating to our various ministries please feel free to contact me or one of the staff members.
Until All Have Heard
Joel R. Hainley
Associate Pastor / Counselor
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