Message From Andy (Youth Minister)




“Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.”

-         Acts 4:32

Church Family,

We have been back home from our 2019 Youth Beach Retreat a few days as I am writing this, and I am still in awe at the work God did in each of us during the week away!  I cannot thank you enough for your support to make this trip happen!  Our youth will be sharing more about the trip during our next Student Sunday on August 4th!

On the Sunday after we returned, we met as a youth group to discuss our next steps forward based on our studies and activities at the beach.  As you may know, each night we worshipped through song on the beach and invited those around us to join in.  I’m excited to say that our youth wish to continue this back home in Kingsport!  We’ve planned several upcoming Sundays to go and sing in parks and other places around town to share Jesus with our surrounding community. 

Our focus for the week was to grow together as “one heart and one soul” as Acts 4:32 describes the early church.  Our youth are asking for more time to do so through leading in worship services, having more time at church to study God’s Word individually, and other activities to help us grow together as members of God’s Family and part of the Body of Christ so that we can Grow God’s Garden Together. 

Please pray that God will continue to fan the fire that has been kindled inside them!  God is working in their lives in powerful ways!