RMCNews with Agape Hammond – Parker, Colorado … Newday Adventist church has a four part mission that includes inviting, connecting, growing, and serving. By strongly focusing on family and our youth we are creating connections that will grow into eternity.
Preschool through 5th grade students at Newday meet on the first Sabbath of every month for a special service called KIDVENTURE. Guided by middle and high school students, the groups, divided by age, go through interactive stations learning about Jesus and His love for them.
In the month of May, Newday saw the return of the NXTGEN teen ministry to morning worship. Every Sabbath at 10, they meet in groups on what is known as “The Hill,” which is a grassy area located on the church campus. The youth participate in discussions that include their spiritual walk and life’s important issues that affect them now.
However, it’s not only Sabbath mornings that keep families of Newday engaged. Every month, Kid’s and NEXTGEN ministries host a family day. Recently, families gathered at Top Golf for two hours of golfing and brunching.
“The church and the family have an opportunity to create a network of spaces for our children to grow in their faith,” commented Anika Engelkemeir, kids’ and students’ pastor.
This focus on families aims to instill a Christian lifestyle as church members connect with the community, advancing the work of discipleship outside of weekly church gatherings.
–RMCNews with Agape Hammond is director of social media and communication at Newday; photos supplied