Note from Bobby Kirk February 15, 2017


The flagship verse for our amazing youth is this:

1 Timothy 4:12; Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. 
At at time when it is important to fit in with their peers, our youth are deciding to stand out by setting an example of what a relationship with Jesus looks like. If you happen to talk with one of our youth at church let them know how awesome they are for standing up for Jesus!

We believe that God uses us regardless of our age, more so if we are willing!  It is exciting to see how they youth have developed over the past couple of months and how they are living out our flagship verse. Shannon and I are so blessed to be a part of this time in their lives!  

From the beginning of this year, we have been discussing identity, labels, attitude, and priorities. It’s paramount for our youth to know who they truly are in Christ and to build on that foundation.   All these things came together when they experienced WinterJam2017.

They experienced what it is like to worship our Lord and Savior in fellowship with 30,000+ brothers and sisters in Christ. Our youth learned they are not alone! There are lots of like-minded youth that love our Lord Jesus Christ and put Him first. WinterJam is a loud and exciting worship concert with modern Christian musicians that connect with the styles of music our youth listen to and enjoy. 

May your relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ always be youthful!


Bobby Kirk

Cokes Chapel UMC | Youth Director

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