BRAVE - YOUTH GROUP
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At BCUMC, our youth group name is BRAVE - which stands for Bringing Redemption And Value to Everyone. BRAVE is for both Middle School and High School students (6-12th grades).
The idea of BRAVE comes from Luke 15, a passage of scripture that displays this idea of redemption and value. The scripture includes the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. Each parable includes something being lost, found, and then celebrated upon its arrival back to where it belongs. However, in the parable of the prodigal son, unlike a sheep and a coin, the son is able to come to his father with a presentation for why he was lost. Yet, when he comes back to his father, the father does not even recognize his sons speech, but instead acknowledges the son's value and worth. At BRAVE we want to be a community that champions and celebrates this redemption and value in the lives of all people.
SERIES AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
BRAVE and Biggby
Our high schoolers meet at Biggby on Tuesday evenings to dig deeper into the Fruit of the Spirit study. Students are encouraged to bring questions to the table so we can help each other figure out how to acknowledge the Holy Spirit in and around us.
Starting on November 19, the youth group will begin a Revelation Study, as requested by the youth members. Following completion of this study, the youth will get to learn more about the prophets and then dig deeper into the meaning of music and how a variety of songs stem from the Bible.
The Youth Group Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 17. All youth are encouraged to bring a gift to exchange!
On Sunday, January 7, 2017 the youth will be attending Winter Jam, a Christian concert being held at Van Andel Arena. Friends are invited to join the youth for this event. The youth will be participating in JamNation, which includes early admission to the event, a meet and greet with the artists, and exclusive deals on Winter Jam merchandise. A free t-shirt is provided.
After the New Year, there will be more events scheduled; including a bowling event for the youth. The date and details of 2018 activities will be announced at a later time.