Friday, May 16, 2014

Greatest Returns

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me…for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14
The Barna Research Group have shown that the majority of people give their lives to Christ before the age of 18, but this is the first study that has shown the probabilities at various ages.  It also has shown that the evangelistic impact is getting younger.  
The study points out that children and adolescents are most impacted evangelistically by family members, peers and their churches activities like Sunday school, Kids Church, VBS, etc .  In fact, the years prior to age 12 are when a majority of children make their decision as to whether or not they will follow Christ. 
This is why we at Celebration Community Church concentrate so much of our time and resources on Children, Youth and College ministries.  We invest in programs like our Elevate Kids Club, our G0-FISH children’s ministry which puts on summer camp June 3-5 Vacation Bible School July 21-25 and KidFest Aug 16.
Even though the Barna study says that only 4% of teens have a likelihood of trusting in Christ we at C3 believe it is a good investment to pour a tremendous amount of time and money into a relevant youth and college ministry. Our CrossCurrent student ministries goes on mission trips, puts on summer camps for Middle School May 27-29 and High School July 31-August .  This summer also makes our 11th Annual Youth Conference June 27-28 that attracts hundreds of Middle and High School students to a weekend of great music and challenging messages. Our Encounter College Ministry has in the last year been reaching 250 + FHSU students every week and continues to operate throughout the summer.
There is no summer slow down when it comes to doing whatever we can to reach  young people for the Lord at C3. 
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

Men's Breakfast Tomorrow
7:30AM In The C3 Pond 

Connection Class Tomorrow
10:00AM In The C3 Pond 

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