Connekkt Youth Ministry!
In our youth ministry, we focus on two things: relationship with God and relationship with each other. Through this, we hope to not only prepare our students for life after our youth ministry, but to teach them to love their God and the creation that is around them. In order to make this a reality, we have a number of great activities and events that our students participate in:
- weekly Bible class, where we discuss Scripture and its implications for our lives
- bi-weekly Life Groups, where we have a time to reset and build relationships with each other
- monthly service projects, where we serve our neighbors and work towards a better community and world
- quarterly retreats, where we take a break from the world and live into relationship with God and our peers
- and a yearly trip to Higher Ground Summer Camp, where we have fun in God’s creation while learning more about Christ’s love for us
These are the main events for our youth, but they are not the only events. We are always trying new things and having new conversations, all while staying centered on our love for God and God’s love for us.
We take our mission statement from Luke 10:27: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.” We try to embody that in the following ways:
Growing in love and community with each other and with the church as a whole.
Practicing spiritual disciplines that will help establish a closer relationship with God.
Using our skills and resources in service to others, loving Jesus through our love of our neighbors.
Expanding our knowledge of God, Scripture, and the church traditions that have made us who we are.
Seth Garcia graduated from Harding University in May of 2017 with a degree in Bible and Ministry and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity. He and his wife, Molly, have been married since June of 2018. Seth is passionate about ministry and feels called to follow the Spirit and help bring renewal to all things. When Seth isn’t at Ekklesia, he enjoys drinking a cold sodie pop, reading a good book, or catching reruns of Seinfeld.