T.N.T (Teens Need Truth) Youth Ministry
The Vision of TNT Youth Ministry is to see the lives of young people transformed by the Gospel Of Jesus Christ. Our Mission is to work and serve along side the local schools and churches to reach out to the youth of our community. TNT stands for Teens Need Truth. Youth have been listening to lies long enough. Christ offers the gift of TRUE life, and we want everyone to know about it.
TNT Youth Ministry began at Ephrata Mennonite Church, now Alive Church Ephrata, as a vision of outreach, acceptance, and discipleship for the youth of Ephrata. One evening in September of 2000, nearly 150 youth appeared in the EMC parking lot after they had been kicked out of the Cloister Shopping Center (a favorite hangout for teens).
The congregation chose to welcome them, viewing it as an opportunity to minister rather than as a nuisance. Since then, God has continued to bless the ministry in many ways. The name "TNT Youth Ministries" (Thursday Night Thing) was chosen for the outreach because it began as a hangout night on Thursday evenings. The goal was to break down the walls of pain and hurt by sharing Christ's love with the youth. The ministry soon expanded to Bible studies, retreats, Concerts, serving in the local schools. Because it is no longer just a Thursday Night Thing.
TNT now stands for “Teens Need Truth”
The program vision has grown to encompass five areas hosted by the following congregations: Akron Church of the Brethren, Alive Church in Ephrata, Mohler Church of the Brethren, Bowmansville Mennonite and the Lititz Church of the Brethren
Each of our youth center location provides an evening of games, sports, hanging out, and having fun. You can play Dodgeball, throw Football, play video games, or just hang out with friends. There is always good food for sale in the cafe, time for sharing about God's Love and how Jesus can change lives, and caring staff who love young people and want them to live full and healthy lives.
T.N.T in Lititz
TNT Youth Ministries in Lititz ministers to teens from the Warwick School District in so many ways. TNT stands for “Teens Need Truth”. This statement is as relevant today as it has always been. Today our world is oversaturated by violence, sexual immorality, and a distinct separation of relationships and communication in our families and young people. In Lititz, “Teens need Truth” has been cutting against the grain to inspire kids to love one another as Christ loved us and connect with one another in a meaningful way.
Through their mission of outreach, acceptance, and discipleship TNT reaches countless youth in Lititz for Christ. Every week, TNT Youth Ministries gets involved at Warwick High School through their student lead small group bible study. After this, ministers in the community engage youth in the cafeteria in order to be a listening ear to students and to mediate between the schools and the youth when problems arise. Finally, every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm is TNT’s fun night for middle and high school students. The Lititz Church of the Brethren is so very blessed to be able to share our church with TNT Youth Ministries!
Learn more at http://www.tntyouthministry.com