BENEFITING: NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Welcome! It is an honor to have the opportunity to share from my heart the whole purpose of why we do what we do at element Youth!
The simple answer is this - we're here to connect students into a loving and growing relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ. In a world where students find themselves with so many venues to establish an identity, it is becoming more clear there is only one route that will bring true and eternal fulfillment - and that route is Jesus Christ and the price He paid for each and everyone of us. Every day, more and more young people are trying to find true and authentic wholeness with empty things. The simple truth is that in order to fill a glass to the brim, you must pour from a source that has something in it to draw from. Yet when these students pursue sex, alcohol, popularity, drugs, fashion, money, success, they are empty, and find themselves not satisfied and always digging deeper and deeper until they hit rock bottom with no hope and no idea where to go! When the opposite happens and students begin to pursue God through Jesus Christ, they find true fulfillment. And with that pursuit God brings provision, satisfaction, and worth. No longer do students define themselves by what they do; rather, by who God has created them to be. When we know who we are, we know what we want. And when we know what we want, everything else is undesirable. The Bible says in Proverbs 29:18 - "Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained." It is not justifying a free lifestyle - rather, explaining that without a focus, without a purpose, without Vision - people have no direction, they are not focused and swerve freely from lane to lane on the Highway of Life. Yet, with proper vision, our lives are focused and we head in one direction.
The reason element exists is to present the truth and nothing but the truth to a young and hungry generation - hungry for authentic Truth, and that Truth is Jesus Christ. There are no substitutes - even though many claim to have one. Jesus Himself makes it clear there is but one way to God and that is through Jesus! (See John 14:6)
Below you will find a brief synopsis of what element is and what you can expect to see during a typical Wednesday Night Service! Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to meet you!
-Pastor Aaron Denn