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Westbound Youth

Junior High (6th-8th Grade) - Wednesday Nights 7-8:30pm at Restoration Road Church. Starting January 15th through June 17th. 

High School (9th-12th graders) will meet downsaris on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month during our 9am service for a time of fellowship and teaching.

Westbound  1_Artboard 3Why “Westbound”?

Genesis 3:24 says,

“[God] drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden…”

In the next chapter in 4:16 we read, “Then Cain went away from the presence of the Lord and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.” Throughout the biblical narrative, going east is a picture of being cast out of the presence of the Lord. Conversely, we see that moving westward is going into the presence of God and into His favor. Though we in no way profess that we can bring ourselves into the presence of God, this name is an expression of our desire to see our students become further conformed to the image of Christ and to enjoy God’s presence through the intercession of Jesus Christ our High Priest.

Why Psalm 19:14?

Psalm 19:14 is our ministry verse and reads,

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.”

It would also be appropriate to translate “acceptable in your sight” as “pleasing in your sight” or “pleasing to you.” Our desire through this ministry is that the lives of the youth in this church, both outward and inward, would be pleasing to our God and Savior. Our aim is to challenge and encourage them, both through direct teaching and everyday interaction, to strive to put off their old selves (Col. 3:9) and to put on holiness (Col. 3:12ff), which is pleasing in God’s sight.

Mission Statement:

Westbound exists to help students know Jesus and grow in Jesus. In addition to having fun with students and building relationships with them we will focus our times of teaching on a range of topics including the gospel, discipleship, apologetics, the church and mission.

Junior High (6th-9th Grade) - Wednesday Nights 7-8:30pm at Restoration Road Church

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