Monday, December 12, 2016

Join In

Join In by Keith Cook

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock." Luke 6:48

In a report released by the National Study of Youth and Religion it was determined that Youth Group Involvement Develops Higher Self-esteem.

In the study they found that regular religious service attendance, the importance of faith and years spent in religious youth groups are clearly associated with high self-esteem and positive self-attitudes.

U.S. High school seniors who participated in youth groups for any number of years are significantly more likely to:

1. Feel good to be alive

2. Enjoy school

Those who do not attend religious services are more likely to not feel good to be alive and not to enjoy school.

12th graders who participated for at least six years in Christian youth groups are more likely to have:

1. Positive attitudes toward themselves

2. Feel that they have something to be proud of in life

Those who had never participated in youth groups usually have negative attitudes about themselves and do not have many areas of their lives to be proud of.

Most young people feel lost, lonely, and alone at school. Most schools are so big and seem unfriendly.

Retreats, Sunday School, Parties with Christian teens, Trips to fun places with Christian peers, and Youth Mission Projects all help youth build a sense of community.

Encourage your teens, or if you are a teen, get involved with your local youth group. If they or you join in now it will help now and in the future.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for teens all around your neighborhood that they can connect with other Christian youth and have a place to grow and express themselves.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Continue to pray for our Costa Rica Festival and  GoTeam. Pray for favor, opportunity, decisions and God's will to be done.  Pray that the team will finish well.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to

On The Go Daily Devotion for December 12, 2016
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