What’s in a name anyways? Why is it important for Grace’s youth group to have a name? I have come to realize in my own life and in my personal walk with Christ that passion without purpose will pass on. Our church family as a whole, and our student ministries program specifically, deserve guided passion, purpose, and direction. In order to embody these principles, the new name of Grace’s Student Ministries program will be ZAO.
- To live, breathe, be among the living (not lifeless, not dead)
- To enjoy real life.
- To live a life of morals and character based on action.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
ZAO, the Student Ministries of Grace Evangelical Free Church, seeks to challenge and motivate youth to live and enjoy life to its fullest by encouraging them to discover and encounter the abundant way, truth, and life that Jesus Christ has to offer.
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Our adult leaders have chosen to volunteer and work with students because of their deep love for God and their desire to make a spiritual difference in the lives of teenagers. In addition, many are Sonlife trained and have been leaders for a long time. All adult leaders must have completed a volunteer application, background check, and interview before working with our students.