IMPACT Mission Statement
Our mission is to help students experience the difference that living in Christ makes in their lives. Our goal is to meet students where they are, to challenge them, and to give them a variety of opportunities so they can fully experience the difference Christ makes in their lives.
All our programs and events are purposefully designed to help us live out our mission. We use four purposes as our strategy, which are also the four boulders of Pasadena Community Church: Believe, Belong, Become, and Be the Difference. It is our hope by practicing and participating together in these purposes, that our youth will become committed and intentional about living these out and helping others to do the same.
“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
Here is how the Youth Ministry lives into the four purposes –
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:1-2
Believing begins with worship. Worshipping God not just as an outward act once a week, but with our whole lives every day. We encourage our youth to participate in Sunday morning worship in the sanctuary. We have youth group every Wednesday Night from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We also have several Sundays that the general church celebrates youth, such as Youth Sunday, Confirmation Sunday, and Graduation Sunday
“So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.” – Romans 12:5
Belonging is about connection – connecting with Christ and with each other through fellowship, caring for each other, and holding one another accountable. IMPACT houses many things to build and strengthen community amongst any and every youth who comes. Again, we have youth group every Wednesday night from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We hold small groups, ZOOM meetings, summer camps, retreats, and events like Rock the Universe, Summer Splash, Trapped, Taste of Pasadena, and an annual Pumpkin Patch!
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” – 2 Peter 3:18
“Therefore, let us go on toward perfection, leaving behind the basic teaching about Christ, and not laying again the foundation: repentance from dead works and faith toward God.”
– Hebrews 6:1
Becoming is about growing and becoming more like Christ. We do this in our study of Scripture, prayer, and participating in small groups and service projects. IMPACT encourages their youth to be a part of their Wednesday nights, small groups, Sunday School, Confirmation groups, summer camp, retreats, being baptized, Student Leadership Team, and Youth Leadership team.
BE THE DIFFERENCE
“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45
IMPACT Youth Ministries seeks to be the difference by the way we serve our community and beyond; and by committing to the Wesleyan rules of doing no harm, doing all the good we can, and staying in love with God. To that end, we plan every year: WE Impact, Serve Day, church volunteering, mission trips, Pack-a-Snack, and Student and Youth Leadership Teams.