YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

Code named YAM - for now.

Meets Sunday at 1:00pm for a communal lunch (typically cooked by Christiaan, but everyone helps) following by our going through the book of John and ending in some sort of movie or game.

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 for a time open to the youth and young adults to play games, discuss a video, or whatever.

We also meet throughout the month for various meet ups and movie days. We'll post that on the events page when it's up and running!

Denmark.  1800s.

Denmark, at the time, had a culture of Christianity - people went to church because that's what one did. The general consensus was that to be Danish was to be a Christian. Up until the 20th century over 95% of the population were members of the church. Questions of the pastors, the leaders, and of the Bible weren't allowed. The bible or pastor said it, you believed it, and that settled it.

If you've grown up in the south, this may seem familiar.

In 1843 (four years after Shoal Creek Baptist Church was founded actually) Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard began publishing books. He wanted people to not just blindly believe what they were told. He, like we, believe that faith is good, but a faith believed in after questioning and wrestling with the facts before being embracing it - is even better.

Philosophy. Theology. Jesus.

Your opinion on these three topics will shape your opinion on nearly everything in some way - and that's why we talk about. Whether you're an humanist agnostic who believes that Jesus was a good teacher, a pragmatic atheist who doesn't believe Jesus existed, or a Christian existentialist who grew up in church and never misses a Sunday - you're welcome to come and be part of our young adult ministry.

Our verse is Isaiah 1:18 where God tells Isaiah, "Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool." God isn't afraid of questions and neither are we. We may not have the answers to each of them, but we'll do our best to find out and promise to return honest and sincere questions with honest and sincere answers.

Just as a heads up. We're not necessarily an apologetics group, I would say our group explores Christianity, wrestles with what it means to be a Christian, seeks truth, and tries to be better at humaning.

We play a lot of games (Terraforming Mars is a favorite), watch a movies, spend time together outside of church because we like one another.

We're going through the book of John right now, because John gives us a unique view of who Jesus is, it also is like lasagna (it has a lot of layers) so people from all backgrounds can pick up something from it.