Statement of Purpose
The Youth Department works for and through its youth. Youth Ministry is defined as that work of the church, operated through this department that is conducted for, with, and by young people. The primary focus is the salvation of youth through Jesus-Christ and their acceptance and involvement in the mission of the church.
The purpose of the Youth Department is to facilitate and support the ministry of the Church in winning, training, maintaining and reclaiming its youth. The department shares the responsibility for developing a global evangelistic strategy in consultation with administration and in cooperation with other departments of the Church. It is to assist the Church in the West Central
Africa Division to draw up objectives, goals, and plans, and provide training that will equip the church body to save its youth and prepare them to join the world church in taking the gospel to all the world. All of its activities are to be coordinated into a master strategy for soul winning and conservation.
Objectives of the Department
1. Provide youth with a Biblebased foundation that will enable them to develop a life-long relationship and commitment to Christ and His Church.
2. Lead youth to understand their individual worth in Christ and to discover and develop their spiritual gifts and abilities.
3. Equip and empower youth for a life of service within God‘s church and the community.
4. Ensure the integration of youth into all aspects of church life and leadership in order that they might be full participants in the mission of church. To accomplish these objectives, the department is to achieve a balanced ministry by incorporating the biblical dynamics of fellowship, nurture, worship, and mission. It is to help the youth to develop their full potential physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. The Youth Department is committed to maintain relevance and effectiveness in ministry by relating all its ministry to the needs of youth. To accomplish this, it must listen to youth and be informed as to their perceptions, concerns, and suggestions.