Youth Ministries

Welcome to the NTCG Cathedral of Praise Youth Ministries.

MISSION STATEMENT

Keeping in alliance with the Church’s corporate vision: Reaching People, Changing Lives, Advancing the Kingdom of God; the Leadership team seeks to create and sustain an atmosphere conducive to the complete development and nurturing of our young people to Conform to Christ’s standards, and to attain a level of maturity and intimacy with God, which will equip and empower them to impact their generation in all areas of life for the Glory of God.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES FOR AGES 13 – 17

  • Mentoring and providing appropriate service for the youths of our local church aged between 13 and 17.
  • Creating a friendly and healthy environment, where youths may enrich their fellowship, and spend quality time together.
  • Providing selected programmes which enhance the well-being of our youths and add value to their lives, while seeking also to reach the un-churched young people.
  • Providing training, unbiased and relative support; with a view of informing and impacting our youths.
  • Encouraging youths to respond to the saving love of Jesus Christ, and facilitate a progressive youth ministry, with meaningful and exciting forms of worship, Bible study and prayer meetings.
  • Establishing and promoting spiritual, educational and social events/activities to compliment and further the work of youth ministries.
  • Creating and enhancing opportunities for youths to share their interests, problems, aspirations and goals which will contribute to their spiritual, moral and physical development.
  • Researching and devising strategies to maintain a viable youth ministry, relevant to the demands of contemporary youth culture

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES FOR (YOUNG ADULTS) AGES 18 – 25

  • Developing and strengthening our young adults with common interests in the continual development of the Church, and the desire to pursue a deeper commitment to Christ and serving Him.
  • Discussing and entering into dialogues with individual young adults, helping them to be further integrated in the life and ministry of the local Church, so that their special gifts and abilities may be utilised for the enhancement of the Kingdom of God.
  • Providing on-going events and activities which encourage the development of all aspects of young adults lives
  • Encouraging our young people to be more integrated in the life and ministry of the corporate Church; cultivating the development of new worship styles, for the purpose of diversity.
  • Facilitating discussion forums, and providing platforms, where young people’s needs can be expressed and addressed.
  • Seeking to discover and unveil the God-given potentials and talents of our young people; encouraging spiritually development, positive self-image, participate in the church, consistent Bible reading, and intimate relationships with Christ

YOUTH LEADERS JOB DESCRIPTION

The Minister of Youth is directly responsible to the Senior Pastor/Bishop, and has the overall supervision of the youth ministries. He/she is supported by a youth board, whose role it is to assist in the delivery of the youth ministries, which include, but not limited to:

  • Promoting the personal, educational, social, and spiritual development of young people aged between 13 and 25.
  • Assessing the spiritual and social needs of the young people and planning and delivering related programmes e.g. discovering who you are, what it means to be a child of God, overcoming temptation, guilt and rejection, healthy relationships, cultivating good values, love for God and others.
  • Establishing programmes/activities aim to engage young people, redress value opinions, and empower individuals to develop responsibility, and take action on issues affecting their lives such as health, fitness, smoking, drugs, sex, knife and gun crimes, and bullying, by developing positive skills, self-values and attitudes.
  • Assisting our young people to fully support the Church’s National Youth programmes/activities; to see themselves as an integral part of the local Church, to respect their spiritual leaders and older members of the Church, even when they disagree with their views.
  • Identifying and pursuing resources of funding for projects (in consultation with the Project Coordinator), and or resources for young people.
  • Working with parents, churches and community groups to foster support for improved provisions, and acting as advocate for young people’s interests. This may also include networking with approved agencies, to address issues and promote opportunities for the young people.

DIVINE ADMONITION TO YOUNG PEOPLE

Then the word of the LORD came to me saying, “Before l formed you in the womb, I knew (or chose) you; before you were born l sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations”. Jeremiah said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, l cannot speak, FOR I AM A YOUTH”. But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘l am a YOUTH’, for you shall go to all whom l send you and whatever l command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, for l am with you to deliver you”.

Then the LORD put his hand and touched my mouth, and said to me, “Behold, l have put my words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, pull down, to destroy and to throw down, TO BUILD AND TO PLANT” (Jeremiah 1:4–10).

“Let no one despise your YOUTH, but be an example among the believers in word,in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift that is in you…. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all” (1 Timothy 4:12–15).

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Service Times

Sunday

10 am - Adult Bible Study

11 am - Divine Worship

12 noon - Power-source Children's Church

6.30 pm - Celebration and Ministry

Monday

7.30 pm - Prayer Meeting

Tuesday

7.30 pm - Men's Ministries (fortnightly)

7. 45 pm - Worship Ministries Rehearsal

Wednesday

10.30 am - Fasting and Prayer

7.30 pm - School of Ministry

Thursday

7.30 pm - Bible Study

Friday

6.30 pm - Youth Activities

7.45 pm - Cathedral Choir Rehearsal

8.00 pm - Community Project

Saturday

10.00 am - Purpose Women's Conference (Monthly)

 

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