An Effective Model for a Youth Apologetics Home Group
I am an Electrical Engineer (avionics systems) with Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I’ve been married to Sue for 30 years and we have 2 daughters (Amy 23 and Heidi 21). For the past 6 years, my wife and I have been leading a Sunday night home group in apologetics to help high school age youth prepare for secular college.
- The grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ and the wooing of the Holy Spirit
- Both had a freewill bend to consider God and the truth of Christianity
- A family commitment to Christian apologetics training
Here is the model
Food: Starts at 5:45 pm. FOOD IS KEY! All teenagers love to come to a place with food. We decided to create a weekly food budget as one of our weekly offerings above and beyond our tithe. You can also get the kids and their parents to provide food as well. Frozen pizza, baked cookies, brownies, and chips work great. They love carbs at this age. We do have some carrots and vegie tray items for the health minded.
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