BRUMC Youth Newsletter
Monday, June4th - Sunday, June 10th
This Week's Schedule
This Wednesday begins the first of the summer and the youth meetings will take a break until September.
Sunday morning we will have our normal small group time from 10:00-11:00am in the FLC. .
Sunday night we will NOT have youth. The youth meetings will take a break until September.
July 1-7 - Appalachian Service Project.
July 8 - TBD first Sunday of July hang-out.
July 26-30 - Give Kids the World - If interested, contact me or Pastor Rhonda for more info.
August 5 - TBD first Sunday of July hang-out.
September 2 - Youth Night resumes 5:30-7:00pm.
September 5 - Youth Wednesday Night resumes 6:30-7:30pm.
Sharing the Gospel @ Home
I read an article this week about a study done by a Christian foundation called Pinetops. In it they gave the numbers regarding the decline of the younger generation who grew up in the church deciding to leave after their 18th birthday. The interesting point they found is that the reason most of this younger generation chose to leave was based on their lack of investment into the church's historical foundations and the lack of those churches investing into the lives of this younger generation.
"It turns out that the vast majority of young people leaving the church have not done a deep intellectual study of truth claims and come up with a theological dissent with Christianity. Most simply think a life with Jesus doesn’t matter. They don’t know our historic beliefs, and we haven’t done a good job of instructing them, introducing them to the person and call of Christ. Most seem to think Jesus’s role in their life is to make them better people and to help them live better lives. And if you think that, when you get into your 20s and 30s and life gets busier, church becomes irrelevant, and you attend less. So we need to re-engage with those leaving, helping them meet Christ and understand what a life with him really means. Lots of data—and Scripture—supports this simple truth: When we teach the historic beliefs of the faith and challenge young people to live them and share them, they do!"
This is my hearts cry as I lead our youth each week here at BRUMC. The youth we have have an enormous potential to reach areas of our culture that we as adults are all but unable to penetrate. I encourage each of us to take the time to speak truth and life into the lives of the younger generation around us. Build them up, answer their questions, and provide them an opportunity to question things around them that the culture would have them believe and point them to the Truth of the Gospel. For those interested in further reading, I have attached the article below. It is well worth the read. God Bless!!!!!
Daily Bible Reading Plan
June 5th - Proverbs 3:1-12; Deuteronomy 6; Hosea 2:2-23; 2 Timothy 4:9-22
June 6th - Proverbs 3:13-20; Deuteronomy 7; Hosea 3; Titus 1:1-4
June 7th - Proverbs 3:21-35; Deuteronomy 8:1-9:5; Hosea 4-5; Titus 1:5-16
June 8th - Proverbs 4; Deuteronomy 9:6-10:11; Hosea 6-7; Titus 2
June 9th - Proverbs 5; Deuteronomy 10:12-11:32; Hosea 8; Titus 3:1-8a
June 10th - Proverbs 6:1-19; Deuteronomy 12; Hosea 9; Titus 3:8b-11