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For many years our church youth group has been known by the name ‘CHAOS’, which stands for ‘Christ Honoured and Others Served’.
As a tagline or mission statement, it’s a terrific summary of what we want to happen in our youth group.
The problem is that the idea of ‘chaos’ in the Bible is generally a bad thing.
After all, God’s work in the world generally brings order where there used to be chaos, especially in the lives of those who have been filled with the Holy Spirit.
Now it’s true that youth often find a grungy, anti-establishment kind of identity to be one that is strangely attractive as they navigate the challenging journey from childhood to adulthood.
But, the problem with the name ‘CHAOS’ is that it doesn’t really communicate that we long for our youth group to attract people by the delight that comes from knowing Jesus and being transformed by his Holy Spirit.
So that’s why we’ve switched our name to ‘Refuge’, which seeks to sum up the security that comes from knowing God, and the safety we can experience as we gather together for youth group in the name of Jesus.
For as we know from the Bible, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46 verse 1).
PS: Refuge is for high-school aged people and it meets at Oak Flats Anglican each Friday from 7pm to 9.30pm during school terms.
This Sunday we finish a two week mini-series called ‘Know and Tell the Gospel’. In the second talk, Jodie will be speaking on the topic “Tell the gospel”, from Romans chapter 10 verses 1 to 15.
It’s Mother’s Day, so come along and pray with us as we give thanks to God for mums.
We’re also looking forward to hearing from Daniel Rainey and Liana McNeill about their plans for the upcoming Fiji Mission with Year 13.
In our evening service we’ll be sharing together the Lord’s Supper, so be sure to join us for this great reminder of the death of Jesus.
As always, come along and visit us at 10am or 5pm at 35 Fisher Street Oak Flats, or if you can’t make it in person, jump online at www.oakflats.tv to watch a livestream of our services.