Teenagers are a vibrant part of our fellowship and we place a high priority on establishing their foundations in God’s word with application to their day to day living. The teenage years are a time of change, challenge and opportunity. Many pressures and decisions are faced during these years. Our aim is to both support teenagers through these changes, pressures and decisions and to promote a Christian alternative to that which is presented at schools and in the broader media.

We encourage teenagers to know God personally; to learn more about God’s word; to serve others and to share their faith. We hope that each teenager makes a genuine commitment to follow Christ during these years and becomes an active, fruitful member of the church.

We provide several programs specific to the needs of teenagers (Years 7-11) with a focus on establishing firm foundations in Christ while enjoying good Christian fellowship, friendship and fun. We run a Teenage Youth Group on Saturday nights during school terms and a Teenage Bible Class on Sunday mornings. Friends are most welcome.

  • Teenage youth group:

    • 7:00-9:00pm every Saturday night during school terms
    • Singing, devotional word, games & activities, supper
    • Teens4Christ Term 2 Program
  • Teenage bible class:

    • 9:30-10:30am every Sunday morning during school terms
    • Bible teaching from ‘Key of Knowledge’

“Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

TEEN WEEKEND: 2-3 July

On the 2-3 July we enjoyed a ‘Teen Weekend’ with teenagers from Melbourne, Sunbury and Shepparton joining with our group of teens from Wangaratta and Wodonga. After enjoying the afternoon activity ‘The Great Race’ we all stayed on at church for dinner and a meeting. During our meeting each of the areas sung items they’d written. We were blessed as young men and women sung about rejoicing in the Lord; ‘love that heals’; ‘not my will but yours be done’ and being ‘fully devoted to Him’.

Caleb Jarratt (14 yrs) then shared on ‘The temptation of our own desires’ and the importance of living a sanctified life. Jenni Jarratt then spoke on ‘Being sanctified to the wisdom of God’. She spoke about two different types of wisdom; one that is ‘earthly and sensual’ and will lead to destruction and the other being wisdom ‘from above’; God’s wisdom. She encouraged the teenagers to choose to be sanctified and to live their lives in God with His wisdom, and not their own.

On Sunday we continued with a focus towards teenagers in word and song with Jonathon Wills following on from Caleb and Jenni as he made the call to ‘Stand up in faith and believe the Lord’. Our communion service was followed by a bbq lunch and games. We are blessed indeed to see God move amongst teenagers. We are blessed as they receive God’s word for themselves; as they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour; as they open their mouths and testify of God’s life and word; and blessed as they ‘stand up in faith beliving the Lord.’

TEEN FAMILY MORNING: 29 May

It has been said that ‘youth is wasted on the young’ (George Bernard Shaw). The suggestion here is that it’s while we’re at our most energetic, enthusiastic, fittest, fastest, and strongest we’re also at our most complacent, wasteful, ill-directed and confused. When we’re in a phase of life with time to burn, that’s all we do with it, burn it away on things that matter little. In this sense, I’m sure many would agree that youth is wasted on the young. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

God desires that we would know Him and the works He prepared in every phase of life. His desire is that every teenager would be secured by His word. His desire is that the energy, enthusiasm and strength of our teenagers be evident not in wasteful living, but in their commitment to follow Jesus and being a son of God.

We invite you to come and join us for our Family Morning on the 29th May 2011 as we explore God’s heart and kind intention. Be encouraged as we hear in song and testimony from teenagers who have committed their lives to following Jesus. Hear the word of God call to the young (and the old) to come and know Jesus; be found in Him; be fully equipped for every good work; and be secured in the call to be a son of God.

“Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, and our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace” (Psalm 144:12 NASB)