We are very passionate about our teens. This is a very difficult world we live in and our deepest heart's desire is to train up and equip Restored teenagers to stand strong and be witnesses in this world. Mighty young men and women are needed in our schools and neighborhoods in a desperate way. There are stats out there today that suggest that up to 80% of teens will walk away from their "faith" when they hit college. That is in no way acceptable. The only explanation for this is that they are not really being led to the living God and are not truly giving themselves to Him because He has overwhelmed their lives and has become their purpose in life. Living off mom and dad's faith doesn't last.
A DIFFERENT WAY
While there are a number of fun and loud ministries we do with Restored Youth, we feel that discipleship is the key to building strong, Christ-led teens. Our ministry goal is to pair a younger teen with an older high-school student in a discipleship relationship or team up a student with a discipling adult from the body of Restored. This is life-on-life ministry where they are meeting together weekly and teaching our students to walk with Jesus as their Savior.
|WEEKLY RESTORED YOUTH MINISTRIES|
Sunday Morning Celebration Services
Where: Restored Praise Center
When: 9:00 and 11:00 am
Restored Youth join with the the body for our Sunday morning services. There is powerful worship and compelling messages that touch the hearts of our teens and adults. Restored Youth are also encouraged to use thier gifts by serving during one of the services on Sunday morning.
Where: Catacombs @ Restored
When: Sunday Evenings: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ages: All 7th - 12th graders
The Gathering is a worship service for the Restored Youth that includes group games, worship, a message and small group time.
Where: One-on-one discipleship and Youth discipleship groups meet in various places.
When: All times are up to the student and the one shepherding them or their group.
Ages: All Middle School and High School Students.
One-on-one or student discipleship group time is all about life-on-life, meeting every week to encourage, teach, guide, and to have fun as students grow into Jesus.
Restored House Church
Where: Restored church-wide House Churches that meet throughout Wichita
When: Various week nights
On week nights, students are involved in House Churches by helping lead and teach kids during groups and also going through lessons and studies with other students.
|TRIPS AND RETREATS|
Where: Morning Star Ranch
When: November 3rd @5:30 pm - 4th @7pm Theme: Echoes: Learning To Hear God's Voice
Ages: 7th-12th grade Cost: $30
Fall retreat is a weekend for the Restored youth to join other UCA youth groups from around the city for a time of worship, prayer, bible teaching, and of course fun! This year students will learn to recognize God’s voice in their lives, gain the tools to discern whether or not a message is from God, and get equipped to deal with times when God seems silent.
Registration will open October 2nd
Where: Restored Community Church and around the city
When: February 16th @6pm - 18th @9am
Ages: Eigth grade and up
DNOW is a youth weekend full of praise, discipleship, service, food, and fun. Students will be put into small groups and given a small group leader. They will stay in church members' homes and will travel together to and from the church building for worship and discipleship time as well as to and from the service project and fun activities.
World Mandate - Antioch Community Church Waco, Texas
Where: Restored Community Church
When: TBD (Usually last weekend in January or first weekend in February)
Ages: Eigth grade and up
World Mandate is an amazing yearly conference on missions and world-changing that is held in Waco, Texas. Online registration is open. Every year our students are overwhelmed and set on fire to live for Jesus at this great weekend equipping conference. Click Here to go to the World Mandate web site.