YOUTH CHURCH A.K.A TRAILBLAZERS!
BRIEF HISTORY: The Youth Church started as a class in Children’s Church known as Bethany which evolved into TRAILBLAZERS. It has grown from just a class to a full-fledged Teen Church of over 1200 youths spreading through the various branches of Family Worship Centre. The Youth Church boasts of a one-of-a kind, state-of-the-art Auditorium that is colourfully designed to appeal to the teenagers. It is a place where they are welcomed and integrated. A place where they find friends, identity and are identified.
VISION: To raise a generation of God-fearing, young and emotionally healthy disciples to become distinguished leaders.
MISSION: To empower a generation of youths who will grow into Young Urban Professionals who will demonstrate to their generation and the world God’s transforming love as His agents, independent and compassionate, doing mighty deeds to the glory of His name.
The Oracles:They plan Sunday services and teachings occasionally using teens to handle classes.
Pathfinders: They train Ministers and Teenagers for altar-counseling,handle Prayer needs and Youth-counseling concerning school choices, vocations, courses and parent/youth relationship-related issues.
Shout It Out:They plan periodic programs for The Youth Church e.g. Missions’ trips to Hospitals, Schools, Orphanages, Motherless Babies Homes, socio-religious trips like going to the cinema and other places of interest. This unit is made up of Blazone (The Dance Group), DramaTeam Psalmurai (The Worship Team– coined from ‘PSALM’) and Media Unit.
Department of Vine Dressers (DVD):They run the Secretariat and are in charge of the Youth Church Database for Teenagers and Ministers plus the Youth DTS(Discipleship Training School) and Membership classes.
Point of Grace:This is Ministry of Helps of The Youth Church in charge of ushering,collecting and counting of offerings, data-collation, attendance-taking, receiving visitors, providing security and maintaining order in all Youth Church services and programs.
Events to look forward to in Youth Church include The Youth Week, our periodic Sports Day, Picnics, visits to Orphanages, Movie Shows in the Youth Church, our forth-nightly Prayer Meetings and our yearly Camp which takes us anywhere within the country and beyond. A brief camp history: Yankari“Higher Heights” 2001,Kainji – “Armed and Dangerous” 2002, BarikinLadi– 2003, BarikinLadi 2009 “Acquire The Fire”, Obudu– “Blaze On!” 2010. What an experience it was… Youth Church is EXCITING. NO DULL MOMENTS. We’re YOUNG, FLY, & SAVED. TRAILBLAZERS ROCK!!!