Student Ministry

Refuge is a place where...

Youth can find a safe place to be exactly who they are...

a place where they can meet with a God who deeply loves them for them...

a place where they can connect with a community of peers and adults who care for them...

a place of refuge from the demands that the world flings at them... 

Refuge is all through the scripture... 

We latched on to those stories and instances to think together about what kind of youth group we want to be. 

         The first thing we found was the way that cities of refuge were set up in the Old Testament.  A place where, by law (intentionally), you had the opportunity to start over... free from an overwhelming past, free from judgment, free to be who God intends you to be. 

          We also found the many many times that the scripture is clear that our refuge is found in the arms of our Loving God and in His Word and through the Spirit. 

          Finally, we noted that there were several stories where people took refuge from the harshness that the world was throwing their way and in that time huddled in a cave, like David, and like Elijah... It was in that place of refuge that God came so very close to them and empowered them to leave those caves to go out to a broken and dark world in order to bring the light.  

We want to live into these ideals and principles as a community of Middle school and High school students and caring adults.  We want others to experience this family we have and to find their own refuge right here.

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