412 is named from 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”. – 1 Timothy 4:12
Connecting Pointe Youth Group 412 has an active teen base of around 40. These 40 teens are from very different backgrounds. This youth group has a consistent attendance of teens from our local church, other churches, and some with no church home. We consistently add teens on a weekly basis. And attending teens often bring friends.
We meet on Wednesday nights, Sunday mornings, and other special event times and camps. This ministry meets year around with consistent ministry throughout the year. We meet in our on campus teen center next to the church.
The material used is based on teachings from the Bible. We use the NIV version during lessons. The lessons are dynamic and teen life current world focus. We use media, music, group discussion, games, and group bible reading during each lesson. Lessons are short and to the point with group discussions and life application. The environment is set up as an welcoming, open, trusting, supportive place. Negativity is not welcomed or supported. The atmosphere is based on a uplifting mentality.
The hope and goal of 412 Ministry is to have every teen grow in their relationship with Jesus. Some of this growth includes accepting Jesus at their personal savior that leads to first time commitments for salvation, others are recommitments, and others are just to getting to know Jesus. We have a saying currently in our youth group. “our faith is for real’’.