At NetWork ECHO, we emphasize three key values in everything we do. It is our aim to instill these values in each of our teenagers.
- Less dependence on man, more dependence on God
We teach teens to have a self-motivated desire to grow their relationship with the Savior. Although it is fun to hang out with the youth group, that desire is eventually replaced with a deeper desire to fellowship with Jesus Christ.
- Separated or Holy Living
Knowing that most of their beliefs and stands on social and moral issues run contrary to popular culture once they are aligned with God’s word, our teens are encouraged to find the conviction to stand their ground.
- Developing an Apostolic Ministry Attitude
We encourage our teens to have a mindset of always wanting to start a work of Christ wherever they end up after High School. It is our hope and desire that our teens will continue to serve God and their brethren as a natural response to His love and grace at whatever stage of life they’re in.
“There is a way that SEEMS right to a man……” Proverbs 14:12
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…..” Proverbs 1:7
We should question everything! Things are controversial for a reason, but what did GOD intend?
At NWCM youth group we have a wide variety of ages (12 – 18) within the teen group. We are small group, but have bold thoughts and ideas in a small group atmosphere where we can feel safe in sharing our thoughts and ideas, with lessons and activities that ultimately lead us back to receiving answers from God’s word, the Bible.
GOALS for teaching the young person about God today:
- EQUIP – Ephesians 4;12, Hebrews 13:21
- BE READY – I Peter 3:15
- WORK – Colossians 3:23
After his encounter with the risen Jesus, the Apostle Paul spent the rest of his life REASONING, EXPLAINING, AND PROVING to anyone who would listen to him that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God (Acts 17: 1 – 4). The leadership of NWCM youth group knows that teaching our youth (reasoning, explaining, proving) takes time and commitment, as the effects are impressionable and lasting in the young person’s life.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOPICS WE’VE ALREADY DISCUSSED AND STUDIED FROM GOD’S WORD
(Most of the following topics were brought up by the youth who have attended):
- LGBT identity
- Genesis 1:1- in the beginning
- Tattoos & piercings
- Song writing
- What does the Bible say about the Bible
- The Book of James
- Noah’s Ark and the flood
- Book of Revelation, specifically the Four Horsemen
- Jehovah Witnesses
- Sep 10 – During Service
- Sep 17 – During Service
- Sep 24 – During Service “Network Anniversary”
- Oct 1 – No Meeting
- Oct 8 – During Service
- Oct 15 – During Service
- Oct 22 – No Meeting
- Oct 29 – During Service
- Nov 5 – During Service
- Nov 12 – During Service
- Nov 19 – During Service
- Nov 26 – No Meeting
- Dec 3 – During Service
- Dec 10 – During Service
- Dec 17 – During Service
- Dec 24 – No Meeting “Christmas Holiday”
- Dec 31 – No Meeting “New Year’s Holiday”