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*Artwork by: Titus Smith

*Artwork by: Titus Smith

We want you to grow in your relationship with God. 


Why is this Expected? 

  • Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

  • 1 Peter 2:2-3 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

  • 2 Peter 1:5-8 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

  • Hebrews 5:12-14 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God.  You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.


How We Want to Help You Meet this Expectation: 

  • “The One Year Bible”

  • “Daily Bread” High School Curriculum- Everybody is in a different place spiritually, and we wanted to present our students with a “Spiritual Food Pyramid,” a menu of opportunities for them to be spiritually nourished at where they are at this very point in their spiritual walk, teaching them how to break the Bread of Life for themselves. 

    • Milk: For those who are young in the faith, new Christians, new to the youth group, or need a stronger foundation. 

    • Manna: To feed students who are somewhere in the middle; not necessarily young in their faith, but not necessarily ready to dig down deep into the text.

    • Meat: To give “steak” to the students who are ready to eat a steak. This class would be a digging deeper course, where kids would really dive into learning a book of the Bible. 

  • The MJYG Bucket List 

    • The idea of a “bucket list” is having a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket.” The idea of “The MJYG Bucket List” is a list of things we’d like for every student to have done, tried, or accomplished by the time they have left our youth program.


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