There are a variety of ways to serve in the youth group. Within the group, we are always looking for those with technical skills for sound board, audio & video, livestreaming knowledge or even the desire to learn these technical abilities. People with vocal and/or musical talent are also sought after for helping to lead in worship and outreach. Sports ministry, prayer teams, social planners and those who just like to be “behind the scenes” are all welcome to participate as they are led and able.
It is our plan and desire that our youth take their talents and plug them into the larger church body as often as possible. The youth are both the church, and part of the church, and we want them to know that we are here to help them find where they can plug- in and serve Jesus as they are called to do. They are not the church of the future – they are the church here and now.
There are opportunities to serve outside the church as well. Stow Alliance has connections to a number of local and worldwide ministries and mission agencies. We always encourage our youth to be involved in Alliance missions – both short term and long term. See below for a sample listing of the opportunities:
- Akron Pregnancy Center
- Haven of Rest
- Good Neighbors