These are the words we want our students to hear when they walk through the doors of our newly revamped and redecorated youth room!
As you know, the home is where so much of life happens.
Relationships are formed, strengthened, fractured, forgiven, and renewed.
Identity is shaped by things that are done, said, thought, and acted upon.
In a lot of ways, the home is the safe harbor we all need in life. As we go about our daily lives living in the stormy seas of routines and relationships, we need a place to anchor down and simply…be.
A place where we can rest.
A place where we can reflect.
A place where we can be renewed.
When it’s at it’s best, the home is the place where we prepare ourselves to go back out into the seas of daily life.
At bcc|youth, we want to create another place in the lives of our students…a place like a home, where students can come and simply…be.
No, we’re not trying to take the place of our students’ homes, but we do want to create a place for students that feels familiar, safe, and comfortable.
Why?? Because one of our goals as a student ministry is to provide an active community for students to belong to. A place where each student is known, loved, served, and celebrated! A place where relationships with others are strengthened and an understanding of God is nurtured.
That’s why we have updated our space, so that it allows for these kinds of relationships (with God and others) to grow.
We see the youth room embodying some of the best parts of the home:
Where food is found and hospitality is extended
The Dining Room
Where meals are shared and conversations happen
The Living Room
Where fun is happens and play is encouraged
The Family Room
Where real-life conversations happen
Where faith is contemplated and deepened
We’re not putting up walls, we’re just creating zones for each of these rooms to be represented.
Time in The House is one way our students can slow down and focus on what really matters the most. Here, we take students who are striving to live life to the fullest and we surround them with others who are pursuing a growing relationship with Christ.
There you have it! We hope that you can join us from time to time in The House!
As always, thank you for all of your support and involvement with
Jeffg and John