Youth Discipleship that’s Jesus-centered, family-curated, church-nurtured, and lived out in the world.
Neos will be an intentional, yet organic ministry at Terra Nova Saratoga for youth aged (11-18yrs) kids. This ministry exists to support our families, many of which contain a growing youth population. We acknowledge the unique, exciting, and even challenging time that youths bring to the life of our immediate families, as well as our larger church family. A family is a God ordained, intimate, and beautiful picture of the Church, thus, we believe that our children have the best chance to know and follow Jesus while in the context of the family that is living out a genuine life of faith alongside others.
The best place to start, and the core of discipleship, is knowing and growing in our love of our Savior Jesus Christ and His Word. Neos will provide 3-4 intensive terms (4-5 consecutive weeks) of Bible Study and exploration throughout the year to help encourage and disciple youths both in becoming disciples and also better disciples of Jesus. Through these times of worship, teaching, discussion, and mentorship, it is our desire to empower our youth to make their faith their own, and to encourage and build up the next generation of Kingdom members. We want, as Paul encourages Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:12, to encourage our youth to speak well, treat others with love, to develop a strong faith, and seek purity.
Another desired result of these gatherings is to foster friendship building and recreation throughout the year. It’s our hope that Neos provides a network of like-minded and life-stage similar families to foster opportunities for shared experiences, unique support, and needed encouragement.
We encourage you to prayerfully consider how you might join and contribute to a meaningful and fruitful season of growth for our kids, your family as a whole, and our church family as we witness firsthand how the Lord grows all of us to love Jesus more. For more information, contact Pastor Matt. For current meeting information and details, you can join our information group HERE.