At CGI, we recognize that our youth are our future. We consider them a vital and integral part of our church family. There are three main programs supporting our youth from age 2 into early adulthood.
Matthew 18:3, “And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
Sparks is designed for our youngest members and offers two class levels (ages 3-7, ages 7-12). It's goal is to light he spark of faith within them even as they light sparks in all our brethren. Lessons and material are available on both the website (currently under development), at the Feast of Tabernacles, and locally. Atlanta currently hosts classes each Sabbath at 10:30 AM. Children can come participate in a brief Bible lesson and take-home craft. We also occasionally perform theatrical presentations or special music for the congregation. Currently we are working on a month-by-month study of the Fruits of the Spirit. Children may also enjoy the Buckaroo Bob Puppet show, produced in our home office in Tyler
Psalm 71:5, “For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.”
Teenagers advance to our Ignite program. Designed for ages 13 through 18, our focus is on engaging our teens and helping to ignite a passion for Christ as they help serve and share their passion with all those they encounter. Ignite lesson plans are available here and taught in interactive format at the Myrtle Beach Feast site. The Ignite site also offers lessons, videos and more done by teens and for teens. Locally, our teens are currently sharing in our Sparks class studies, offering a more mature viewpoint to a "fruitful" study topic applicable to Christians of all ages.
1 Timothy 4:12 " Let no one despise you for your youth, but the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."
Young adults can continue their studies and find real world advice and application through our Infuse program. Aimed at ages 18-30, Infuse focuses on developing and applying the principles of servant-leadership and Christian living. Each year Infuse chooses an annual theme and accompanying scripture. Lessons, literature and seminars surrounding this theme are then developed and presented throughout the year through the website, facebook, online magazine, and at bi-annual retreats. Infuse classes are also offered during the Feast of Tabernacles in Myrtle Beach, SC with plans for future sites. Infuse is also heading up our outreach volunteer programs through their work with the Making Mats program and Habitat for Humanity along with other projects.
Have an idea? We are always looking for new ways to engage and encourage our youth. We welcome any suggestions or ideas for lessons or outreach.