Our passion is the GOSPEL. Our church is our FAMILY. Our world is our MISSION. When our students, as well as anyone else, trust in Jesus Christ and believe the gospel message, we want them to get plugged in to the church family in order to grow in their faith. A true sign of that growth is a love for the nations – a desire to be on mission with God. That’s why the Richland youth group (412 Group) exists. We long to see our students love God and love people – to be a family group of believers growing together in the gospel.
412 Group meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 for fellowship and Bible study, and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 (after our 5:45 evening meal*) for games, fellowship and Bible study. Like everyone else, we also encourage our youth to join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:40 and Sunday evenings at 6:00.
We recognize that in an ideal world, youth ministry would not exist. Rather, children would learn from their parents how to love and follow Jesus and would then come as families to worship the Lord together with the church. Unfortunately, though, we do not live in an ideal world. For that reason, 412 Group is an outlet for middle school and high school students to learn God’s Word, grow in their faith, hang out with other Christians, serve others, and be around good role models.
Ultimately, our prayer is that our students AND their families will get involved with the church and grow in the gospel together. If you would like to volunteer with Richland Youth, have questions or want more information, please contact us.
*Please note: Our Wednesday evening meal is only served during the school year (September through May), but our youth still meet at 6:30 year-round.