Young AdultsCreated by youth for youth: making disciples from adolescence to young adults. The story of the Adventist Youth Society, now titled Young Adults (YA), began over 125 years ago along a dusty country lane in Michigan with two young boys kneeling in prayer. Today that dusty lane has become a world-wide web of highways that links over 10 million Seventh-day Adventist young people in nearly every political entity on every continent of the globe. This story comes in every hue of the rainbow; it is filled with extremes of exhilaration and mountaintop experiences, as well as deep sadness and unfulfilled dreams. This is the story of God’s leading a fascinating army down through the battles of the great over arching conflict that is life as we know it now.
Have you had your Youth Week of Prayer?For additional information, go to the “Media & Publications” tab above, then click the Week of Prayer link.
AY MISSION:The salvation of youth through Jesus Christ. We understand youth ministry to be that work of the church that is conducted for, with, and by young people.
AY AIM:The Advent message to all the world in my generation.
AY MOTTO:The love of Christ compels me.
AY PLEDGE:Loving the Lord Jesus, I promise to take an active part in the youth ministry of the church, doing what I can to help others and to finish the work of the Gospel in all the world.
The Objective of Young Adults Ministry“To save from sin and guide into service:” this true and only motive, so complete and impressive, was adopted during the 1926 General Conference session. To obtain the salvation of the youth it is necessary to give them every possible opportunity to participate in all Adventist youth activities. By keeping youth actively preparing for more efficient service, they are protected from evil. It is necessary to place them in some activity as soon as they are ready. “Seeking the good of others is the way in which true happiness can be found” (Counsels on Stewardship, p. 24). The enemy will not prevail against youth who are actively engaged in the things of God. That the youth may work for:
- Other youth
- Their church
- Their fellow men
Research indicates that when young people are active in the evangelistic mission of the church, they remain in the church.The Elijah Project is a collaborative effort of the Center for Global Evangelism, the General Conference Youth Ministries and Personal Ministries/Sabbath School departments, and Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) to involve Seventh-day Adventist youth in the presentation of a full centered, doctrinal evangelistic series. Imagine what might happen if each Adventist academy, college, or university sponsored youth evangelistic teams for three to four weeks during the summer. Imagine what might happen if each youth department on a local church level accepted the challenges sponsoring a group of youth for a full scale evangelistic series. Imagine what God might do if Adventist church leaders provided motivation, training, materials and funding to involve more than 100,000 youth in 7,000 to 10,000 evangelistic teams. Research indicates that when young people are active in the evangelistic mission of the church, they remain in the church. The “One Thousand Missionary Movement,” ASI Youth for Jesus, and many other youth evangelistic programs around the world continue to demonstrate the value of Adventist youth sharing the message of Scripture with others. Youth involved in sharing the gospel play a significant role in revitalizing the church. Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist youth are involved in a variety of outstanding service, witness, volunteer, and student missionary projects. While The Elijah Project affirms each of these noteworthy outreach activities, it focuses on evangelistic proclamation.
Steps to Discipleship
Do you want your youth group to be visible in the community?
Experience the transformation that comes from reaching out to others. Watch your young people grow in their relationship with God through sharing God’s love with others. See that love overflow into families, friends, neighbors, and yes… the world!
“Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: ‘God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age'” (Matthew 28:18-20, The Message).
We have the vision. Show us your passion.
Service Projects Ideas
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