I’m sure right now you’re having a FOMO (fear of missing out) moment because you are afraid you missed your chance to sign your 6th-12th grader up for our summer missions trip. Well guess what, Continue reading
It was 1992 and I was a youth pastor at a local church in Wyckoff, NJ. A father of two kids in my youth group asked me a question, “Hey Jeff, you’re a youth pastor, so tell me why so many kids can’t function today when they come out of college and into the work place.” I asked him Continue reading
It was on a short-term mission trip that I was asked one of the best questions I’ve ever been asked as a pastor. It was our last night on the Six Nations Indian Reserve. There were 26 of us, 19 teens and 7 leaders. We had finished building two cabins, a 100′ water line, shower house and dock on the Grand River. We also shared our faith with scores of children. We were all sitting around a campfire, when one of the teens asked… Continue reading
One discussion that I find myself having on a regular basis with different people is how they just “don’t feel called to missions work”. In our Christian walk we hear so much about callings, and hearing certain calls to serve in one ministry, or another. Since we hear this so much, I can understand why people that I come across have this view of their own ability, or desire to serve in this ministry. So, what does God’s Word say about this? Before I answer this question, let’s look to two people who know a great deal about serving the Kingdom in this way. Continue reading
There is still time to sign up for our summer missions opportunity to Oswego, New York. In case you missed our last post here are some of the details… Continue reading
Here at Powerhouse Christian Church we place a very high value on youth & families. We desperately want to see our kids experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ in their lives. One of the main ways we facilitate that encounter is by providing our teens an opportunity to serve the Lord through missions trips. We believe that spiritual growth happens the most in our lives when we are challenged outside of our comfort zone and these trips do just that. If you live in the Bergen County area and know someone who is in 9th-12th grade we would love to invite them to join us this summer as we go and encounter God through serving Him on a missions trip to Oswego, New York. Here are the details for the trip:
Location: Oswego, New York
Dates: June 30 – July 15th
Trip description: Come to upstate New York and assist Grace and Glory Ministries as they reach out to an impoverished community through discipleship programs, a camping ministry, and community service. Help run their summer camping ministry and assist with various work projects at the camp. Bring hope and encouragement to a local shelter and pregnancy center as you visit with the many children and struggling families in this area.
More info: email email@example.com
If you’re new to the Powerhouse family here is a little information about who we are;
Powerhouse is a contemporary Christian church in Bergen County, New Jersey that is committed to teaching the Bible. Our mission is to impact people with the love and power of Jesus Christ and develop them into fully devoted followers of Christ.
Our family includes people from a wide geographical area including, but not limited to, Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Wayne, Prospect Park, Haledon, North Haledon, Paterson, Midland Park, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Saddle Brook, Paramus, Ho-ho-kus, River Edge, New Milford, Bergenfield, Oradell, Westwood, Cliffwood Lake, Closter, Ridgewood, Washington, Allendale, Upper Saddle River, Saddle River, Ramsey, Mahwah, and many more towns.
We hope that you will prayerfully consider having your teen join us this summer! If you have any other questions feel free to email me (Rob) at firstname.lastname@example.org