Joy of Life

A Family Foursquare Church

I am Amanda, and I lead the youth at Joy of Life Church.

I know from my years as a teenager, questions are being asked, tried, and reasoned. I also know these years are the most influential time for the church to act and sow seeds of righteousness into our teen’s lives. I have had influential people speak truth and love as I began to ask questions and walk through the pressure of life. I had my faith in God challenged, but the seeds that my family and pastors planted began to sprout roots of strength and courage. 

"..Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

I stand with strength and courage when peer pressure encircled me, because I knew I am wonderfully and beautifully made in Christ. I came to a place where being "VIVID" for God was my heart's desire.

Paul said in Philippians 3:12-14, I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. 13 Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward — to Jesus. 14 I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Just like Paul, I do not have it all together- I am not perfect. But every day, I choose to reach out for Christ and follow Him. God has called me to break up the ground and sow for our youth; so they can receive God and the abundant harvest that is awaiting them! I can promise that being "VIVID" for God is not always easy, like eating your favorite dessert, but it is life changing! No one can take away or make you hide the vibrant power of God.  You and you alone control how bright your light will shine for God! It is my pleasure, my honor, and my joy to walk with your junior high and high school students as we discover the plans God has for them.

  "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord.   
             Plans to prosper you and not harm you; 
                       plans to give you a hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11

  Wednesday Nights at 7:00 pm 7th -12th grade

  VIVID is a youth group for junior high and high school students.  Come to join us, ready to have 
   fun in exciting games and small group discussions.  Everyone is welcomed and loved.