What is Straightforward?
The heart behind Straightforward is simple... youth ministry isn't about the bells and whistles, the lights and sounds, the cool gimmicks. It's about Jesus. It's about the gospel. Behind everything we do is our passion to help you experience the joy and power of knowing Jesus. We want you to know what it feels like to be truly loved and accepted, without having to make a certain grade or look a certain way. We want you to begin to understand a life pursuing God's plan, where true meaning, purpose, and joy are possible. In short, we want to be a place where you begin to experience a life fully in line with the grace and truth of the gospel.
At Straightforward we're committed to 4 big C's:
- Christ: We're about developing a real and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through a deeper understanding of God's Word, prayer, and worship.
- Community: We're about building the kind of group that feels like a family - where we love each other and accept each other through all things and in all seasons.
- Character: We're about genuine transformation, at a heart level. We want you to become more like Jesus, not out of obligation or fear, but out of the genuine change that comes from knowing Him.
- Commission: We're about Jesus' call to make disciples of all nations - to love others and help them to experience His love.
When do we meet?
Join us Fridays from 7:30-10:00 pm for our Friday youth nights. Every night you'll have the opportunity to worship, hear from God's Word, play games, have great snacks, and experience awesome fellowhsip.
We also have youth Sunday school on Sundays from 9:00-10:15. This student led meeting time focuses on powerful worship, super relevant messages by high schoolers, and lots of time to hang out and connect!
Contact Brandon Katagi for more information.