Youth Ministry Burning Brightly
Retreats in Youth Ministry are vital to strengthening faith, spirituality and the relationship one has with God. But don't take our word for it...read the testimonies of youth and adults who have attended a Youth Ministry retreat or summer trip.“Being in high school I am faced with many challenges. Youth Ministry and the people in it have gotten me through everything. Being part of this ministry is the best thing that has happened to me.” – Brian Burke “Not long ago, I was the teen that wanted absolutely nothing to do with Youth Ministry. I thought it was stupid. Challenge Retreat completely changed my attitude. Since then, I have been coming to Bible Study and all of the other YM events.” – Julie Fogarty “With my busy schedule, my parents think that Bible Study and Servant Leader just adds to my stress. But really, it’s my only way of escaping from that stress – through Jesus.” –Adam Forness “Youth Ministry started out as a small commitment of time made many years ago. Little did we know that God would bless our lives ten-fold for that first little commitment of time. Our faith has grown stronger, our marriage has grown closer and our family has been changed forever.” – Beverly and Philip Bame “Challenge Retreat was definitely when I first felt I had given myself to Christ. I had always known in my heart, but it kind of became a realization to me. Through Challenge I was able to open myself and truly learn what Youth Ministry is about and now I am active in the ministry.” – Leah Whitney “Youth Ministry has been my stronghold in a storm of personal crisis over the past few years. I volunteered to give back and get connected and quickly found myself on the receiving end. I am so blessed in this community! I thank God everyday for experiencing God’s love up close and personal at POP.” – Sally Leonard “Youth Ministry has changed my life so much in such a short amount of time. I have met so many amazing people who I know I can count on to help me, not only with my faith, but with anything.” – Kelley Mullins
They say it best, those that have encountered the Living God here at Prince of Peace through Youth Ministry. Whether it is Sunday Night at 5pm with follow Perry leading us in worship at Mass, Wednesday night Bible Study in the Teen Room, as a youth or adult Servant Leader, or through one of our weekend retreat experiences, one thing remains the same…JESUS! He always shows up, He always meets us right where we are, and He always loves…YOU!