The focus of Illuminate Youth Ministry is letting God illuminate our lives, and then working to have our lives shine light into the dark world around us.
Grasping our core values of Gospel Fluency, Spirit Dependency, and Biblical Community, our students are using their gifts to help serve those in need, and spread the Gospel to those who need to hear.
Activities throughout the year include:
- Campus outreaches (college and high school)
- Partnering with local schools
- Evangelism training
- A variety show to raise money for missions
- Partnering with Philly Dream Center for Friendsgiving
- Serving at Chosen 300 outreach to Philadelphia’s homeless
- And more!
Each year we offer three big events for students. These events support the preaching of God’s word, and give practical avenues for peer connection, discipleship and outreach.
Every winter we take a retreat to the Bongeorno Conference Center in Carlisle, PA to participate in the PennDel Winter Retreat. This retreat is for all Assembly of God students in the PennDel district. Students engage in powerful worship, Bible teaching, small groups, and connection with students from other churches.
Youth Convention is our statewide youth gathering for the year. About 6,000 students gather before Easter at the Hershey Giant Center to celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Students engage in powerful worship, Bible teaching, and small groups. We stay at a local hotel, leaving the church on Thursday and returning on Saturday morning.
We raise funds for Speed the Light missionaries at our Annual Variety Show in September. To kick off the new school year, our teens put on a fantastic show for the whole church, showcasing their talents through singing, dancing, drama, and comedy. In addition, the gospel is shared by teens through testimony, drama, and dance.