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 house church members.
|TRIPS AND RETREATS|
Where: Morning Star Ranch
When: Nov 2nd 2018 @5:30 pm to Nov 3rd @7:00 pm Theme: TBD
Ages: 7th-12th grade Cost: $35
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!
Where: Restored Community Church and around the city
When: February 2019
Ages: 7th-12th grade
Cost: $25 (Covers food, fun, t-shirt, and devotional book)
Registration Link: Closed
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 for 2019
Ages: Eighth 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.
Serve St Louis- RYM Spring Break Mission Trip
Where: St Louis Missouri
When: March 10th - March 16th 2019
Ages: Current 9th-12th graders
Mission Trip Application: Serve St Louis
Over Spring Break the High School students of Restored Community Church will travel to St Louis to partner with World Impact, the Medlan family, and local churches to Love on them and their communities the best way we can. We will do this by serving with them in ministries that God has already lead them to start and start some that they need help getting of the ground. Like working in Community Gardens, Tutoring, Serving communities by helping them with fixing up homes, and proclaiming the name of Jesus as we pray that all will come to know Him and receive the salvation that brings restoration and reconciliation.
|SHIFT YOUR HEART TO SHIFT THE ATMOSPHERE CHALLENGE|
What: Let's join together to learn more about God by reading His Word, to release the power of God through prayer and obedience, and to strengthen our faith through scripture memorization.
When: January 7th 2018 - December 31st 2018
Part 1: Bible In A Year
What: Using the You Version app we will read through the entire bible in a year using the same bible plan.
Part 2: Scripture Memory
What: Transform your heart by memorizing God's word.
How: Choose between the two scripture memory options found here
Part 3: The Power of Prayer
What: Spend at least 15 minutes a day 3 days a week alone in your prayer closet talking to and listening to our heavenly father.
How: Be intentional and have a planned time and place to pray.
Want to know more about the book you are reading? Check out the fully animated intro videos and other resources that this non-profit has put together for every book in the bible.
Need some help learning how to memorize scripture?
Bible Memory Verse App (take a look at the preview before you download the app it has some good tips)
Not sure how to pray?
Lord's Prayer (10 day video devotion on the you version app)
A.C.T.S (a simple acrostic for prayer)