The youth of our church community are very special to each of us. Our mission is to engage them in various ministries of the church, allowing them to utilize their God given talents in preparation for service.
The church works for and with its youth through the Adventist Youth Society (AYS). Under the AYS leader, youth are to work together in development of a strong youth ministry that includes spiritual, mental, and physical development of each individual, Christian social interaction, and an active witnessing program that supports the general soul-winning plans of the church. The goal of AYS is to involve all youth in activities that will tie them first to Jesus and then to the church and train them for Christian service. As young elders, deacons, and deaconesses, for example, they can work with and learn from experienced officers. The goal of the church is to integrate them into responsible leadership roles and in all church ministries (1 Timothy 4:12).
"We have an army of youth today who can do much if they are properly directed and encouraged...We want them to be blessed of God. We want them to act a part in well-organized plans for helping other youth."--GCB, Jan. 29-30, 1893, p. 24.