The Adventist Youth Society is a department of the church through which the church works for and through her youth. When the youth give their hearts to God, our responsibility for them does not cease. They must be interested in the Lord’s work, and led to see that He expects them to do something to advance His cause. Mission Statement – The primary focus of youth ministry is 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. Our task is to:* Lead youth to understand their individual worth and to discover and develop their spiritual gifts and abilities. * Equip and empower youth for a life of service with God’s church and the community. * 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 the church.Objectives – in response to these inspired directives, the youth ministries department was organized to give leadership training and to provide resource materials and evangelistic plans for the Adventist youth society in the local churches. The objectives of the youth organization are as follows: (1) to train the youth to work for other youth, (2) to recruit the youth to help their church, and (3) to work for those who are not of our faith.
The seeking to reach these objectives the youth are called upon to pray together, to study the Word together, to fellowship together in Christian social interaction, to act together in small groups to carry out well-laid plans for witnessing, to develop tact and skill and talent in the Master’s service, and to encourage one another in spiritual growth.