What does being a Christian mean to you? Jesus
gave His life so I could live. So, I will follow Him all
of my days.
Words by Nathan White
My prayer as a youth pastor for all the young people I get to mentor
or lead is that they may understand they are chosen by God.
I have been involved with youth ministry for the past eight years,
and in that time have enjoyed some really awesome experiences.
Included in those memories are many students that I would say
have succeeded beyond my expectations in their personal relationship with Jesus.
I make it a priority in my ministry to communicate to young people
that God literally chose them and set them apart for a special
purpose – a specific calling.
All of you, no matter what age you are, have been created for a
specific purpose, to complete a particular assignment or series of
smaller assignments for the kingdom of God.
When every individual lives out their calling, together we makeup
part of a bigger picture to fulfil God’s plan in our individual lives
and in the world.
Our goal as youth pastors is beyond playing fun games or having
an amazing biblical lesson during youth group meetings. We have
important messages we want you to take wherever you go. We
want to see you succeed and flourish into the zealous, incredible
individual God created you to be.
I asked a number of youth pastors what they pray the next generation might fully grasp by the time they graduate high school? Here’s
what they had to say.
God’s love for you is special, passionate, and irreplaceable. Your
pastor wants you to know it, experience it and be changed by it.
If there are pastors or leaders reading this, be encouraged to keep
praying for your students to comprehend the truth. Thank you for
faithfully playing your part in God’s kingdom!
What does being a Christian mean to you?
Jesus gave His life so I could live. So, I will follow Him all of my
What pastors want you to know before you graduate
“It’s not making faith about themselves, it’s about
making themselves like Jesus”
- Pastor Jordan Pilgrim, Kelowna, BC
“Simply that they know the truth of who God is.”
- Pastor Kirk Tasseron, Vetran, AB
“The love of Christ is the most radical message in the
world. It has the power to transform your life, give
you hope and purpose.”
– Rev. Chris Westby, Surrey, BC
“The influence and impact they have with their
faith. Sharing it, having others commit their lives to
- Pastor Tyson McCombs, Calgary, AB