This Friday night SCPC hosts the Northern Rivers youth night, YC1, at Lismore High School.
SCPC has been so critical in the successful hosting and fuelling of events like this. From leaders to logistics, SCPC fingerprints are all over an event like this and WE LOVE IT!
We love that our fantastic youth team can provide the resources and competencies to pull off a night like this. Through Ritchie and my involvement in the Northern Rivers Presbytery, we get to see the smile this puts on the faces of regional leaders. For instance, many churches have only a small number of youth in their church family. For some churches you may be able to count the number of youth they have on your hand. Therefore, these nights (while not too dissimilar to a normal week at youth for our teenagers) can be an eye-opener for others – these teenagers from smaller churches can see there are other youth on the Northern Rivers seeking to stay connected to Christ the vine.
Make no mistake, it’s not only the youth that are impacted but many of the youth leaders from the Northern Rivers look forward to a night like this – for the encouragement, the energy and the fact they don’t have to do the ‘heavy lifting’ on a night like this. Much of that ‘heavy lifting’ is done by our youth team and some of you who volunteer as parent or grandparent helpers.
So, if you are reading this as part of this Friday’s edition SCPC Life, would you consider praying for YC1. Pray that the youth of the Northern Rivers and their leaders would be spurred on by a night like this. Pray also for Cam (our brilliant Youth Coordinator) as he opens God’s word to explore the topic of redemption.
Finally, please pray for the ministry of SCPC that we would continue to make ministry to the next generation paramount in our future. The gospel is so precious we must pass it on to the next generation. So let me finish with that famous verse used by MTS to encourage us in passing on the gospel baton:
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people
who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 Timothy 2:2