Young people form a precious, most important part of God’s church. They are not only the “church of the future,” but also the church of the present.
When Timothy was just a young adult in the church, Paul wrote him the following counsel: “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers...” (I Tim. 4:12).
Christ created the church to be a fellowship where people share in a common pur- pose and help one another grow in faith. The strength, vigor and fresh ideas of the young adults in our church family are needed to accomplish the great commission of Jesus to give the Gospel to all the world.
The church is a servant body. It was created for service or “ministry.” It serves the Lord in praise, serves one another in love, and serves the world in humility. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10).
God calls every member of the church, young and old alike, into ministry. As a young adult leader, you are a minister called by God to a vital ministry within your congregation and in your community. God supplies each person in the church with the resources for ministry—scripture, spiritual power, God’s character, and spiritual gifts.