Hi, I'm Josh Graham the Youth Director here at ALF. Both myself and Kyle (my wife) have one thing in mind for our young people. We want to encourage teenagers to fulfill their God-given potential. We want to teach them how to reach the unsaved youth in our city whose hearts are longing for what only Jesus Christ can give.
Our Sunday morning youth service starts at 10:30 AM and is held in the gym. It's just for teens and is totally separate from the adult service. Our teen praise band cranks out with some cool worship music from bands like Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, and Leeland. Did I mention that I play the electric guitar?
After worship, I teach life-changing principles from the Bible. I challenge the students to apply God’s Word to their daily lives. My wife Kyle is there and is a great support for our young ladies too.
After the service is over, we hang out in the gym and talk, shoot hoops, play foosball, shoot pool, and smack some ping pong. We have a blast just hanging out and talking about my message or anything else that comes up. It is a great time to meet and connect with other teens.
During the school year we have Wednesday night bible study from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Both myself and Kyle spend time teaching the Word of God to our youth and showing them how to apply the principles of God's word directly to their lives. We all just hang out in some comfy chairs and study the bible. It's another place to meet and connect with other teens.
We have some pretty fun Teen Activities scheduled throughout the year. I like to provide our young people with Christian fun and fellowship. Our events usually take place on Fridays and Saturdays and include things like all night lock-ins, laser tag, bowling, miniature golf, gym nights, sled riding, Christian rock concerts, baseball games, area-wide youth rallies, and many other fun activities!