In the fall of 2014, Cape Charles Baptist Church along with other churches on the Eastern Shore teamed up to start Young Life at Northampton High School. The plan is to eventually bring it to all the upper schools on the ESVA!
Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don't happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.
So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what's important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.
We believe in the power of presence. Kids' lives are dramatically influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose. This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God's love for them, will have an impact on future decisions — careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised — all ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.
Together with other churches in the county we have formed a Young Life Committee to help Jeremy with administration, funding, resources and the support he needs to be effective in engaging with these young men and women. If you have a heart for youth and would like to help out, please contact to Julie Parker at 757 331-0223, our Young Life Committee Chairperson.
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For more information about YL ESVA, please contact Jeremy at 757 607-7241
or YL Multicultural Area Director for Hampton Roads, Mike Burbage at 757 233-9489
or visit the YL site at younglife.org