I Timothy 4:12 - Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
The above passage is a wonderful bit of encouragement that Paul sent to the young preacher Timothy. The Green Cove Springs youth ministry exists to help provide this nourishing atmosphere for our young people. We work diligently to strengthen and equip our pre-teen and teenagers with the tools they need to deal with the pressures and temptations they are confronted with on a daily basis. Teenagers today face an unprecedented amount of pressure to engage in the self-indulgent acts of the world. Hollywood and the music industry have launched an all out war on the hearts and souls of America's teenagers in an attempt to promote promiscuous lifestyles and rebellion against authority.
Here at Green Cove Springs, we are working to provide our young people with an atmosphere of Christian encouragement and love. Through involving our young people in the work of the church and providing fun and spiritual activities for them to engage in together, we are providing them with ways to escape from the temptations of the world. Our youth ministry is led by Justin Oaks and the activities are scheduled and carried out by our youth's parents and other volunteers. This model provides our young people with a tremendous support group. We are convinced that if a young Christian receives support and encouragement from their church family then they will have less of a desire to seek their support from outside influences.