- Who We Are
- Summer of Service
Your life matters to God and it matters to us.
Who are you? What’s your name? What makes you unique? What makes you feel most alive? We will never know our true identity until we know God. One of the most life changing questions Jesus asked His followers was: “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Matthew 16:15
Together, we want to live the life that God alone can give. We are called to join Jesus in the story of God’s redemption in our families, in Tucson, and in our world.
We would love to have you join us! Check the calendar for upcoming events. If you have questions or want more info please contact Dustin Tramel, our youth pastor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or send him a text: 520-490-9466.
Sunday Morning Bible Study 11:15am // 7-12 grade
High School Gatherings 6:00-8:00pm // Sunday Nights
Middle School Gatherings 6:30-8:00pm // Wednesday Nights
We are a group of youth, adults, and families who love Jesus and want to know him more. We believe God uses youth and families to ignite spiritual transformation in Tucson. We want to understand what it means to follow Jesus in our church, our city, and in our relationships with one another. The most important influences on the spiritual lives of our youth are parents and adults so we do our best to support families as they lead their kids.
JULY 15th BROWN BAG LUNCH with DUSTIN
11am to 1pm at New Life
Join Dustin for lunch and discussion. We can talk about God, the Bible, life, or whatever. A great opportunity to bring your tough questions. We’ll provide dessert… Bring a sack lunch with you
JULY 16th ETHNIC FOOD NIGHT
(Space is limited. RSVP by July 15)
Linh-Nam Chinese Restaurant on Ina
3936 W Ina Rd #362 Tucson 85741
We’ll explore Chinese food and culture at a restaurant owned and operated by a local Chinese family. Get dropped off and picked up at Linh Nam.
Open to anyone who wants to join us!
Space is limited so RSVP!
Bring money for dinner
JULY 20th YOUTH MINISTRY MOVIE NIGHT
6-9pm at New Life
TO SAVE A LIFE – PG13
High School and Middle School
We’ll watch this powerful film and then have a short discussion about the topic.
Bring some candy to share!
JULY 23rd HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER STUDY
“Talking with God: The Mystery of Prayer”
10:30am-Noon // Classroom 11
What does the Bible say about prayer? Is there a right or wrong way to pray? Why did Jesus spend so much time praying? We’ll learn about prayer and different ways of praying.
Led by Alexandra Dormer
JULY 25-26th MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCK-IN
Friday Evening–Saturday Afternoon
LOCK IN and SERVICE PROJECTS
We’re partnering with the Gospel Rescue Mission for an epic service project to serve the poor and homeless of Tucson. And you’ll get to experience homelessness through our NIGHT IN A BOX event.
More details coming soon…
JULY 29th MAKE a MEAL for the HOMELESS
5-8pm – Meet at New Life
We’ll make dinners and then take them downtown to eat with the homeless in a park.
Open to anyone who wants to join us!
AUGUST 17th FAMILY NIGHT of WORSHIP
6-8pm in the Youth Room at New Life
Celebrate our Summer of Service and prepare for the new school year! Our night will be filled with interactive prayer, worship, and lots of stories from the summer.
All youth ministry and families are invited!
AUGUST 22nd CITYWIDE WORSHIP CONCERT
Worship and Prayer concert hosted by CITY PSALMS and 4Tucson
At the historic FOX THEATER
Details coming soon…
AUGUST 24th BACK to SCHOOL EVENTS
Middle School and High School
A weekend of prayer events
and a SKATE party!
Details coming soon…
We are passionate about Jesus and the good news of his gospel.
“You’ve considered what seem like similarities in religion, right? But what of the differences? Look, when you think about it, Islam is not about love, but submission. Buddhism is not about love, but escaping suffering. Hinduism is not about love, but escaping the illusion of the world. Christianity is not about love, but forgiveness. Love may be significant in each, but it’s not the central message of each. Why do we think a modest similarity is more important than the massive differences? We can all be wrong but we can’t all be right.” -Greg Koukl, str.org
We believe the gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ who died for our sins and was raised from the dead. He is our savior, our rescuer, our Messiah, the glorious one true God. He is the hope of Tucson and the world. By his sacrifice on the cross our sins are forgiven and we receive the free gift of eternal life in the kingdom of God. We exist to glorify Him in all that we do.
“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” 1 Timothy 1:15
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe the most important influences on the spiritual lives of our youth are parents and adults.
“Belonging always comes through the context of relationship. People disconnect when they don’t feel like they belong.” -Chuck Bomar
They become Christians - We are on our knees praying that the Holy Spirit will do miraculous saving work in the hearts of our youth as the Word of God speaks to them
They have been trained, not entertained – “Are we sending out students that will show up to college in a different state, join a church, and begin doing the work of gospel ministry without being asked?”
Parents and adults preached the gospel to them — “The common thread that binds together almost every ministry-minded 20-something that I know is abundantly clear; a home where the gospel was not peripheral but absolutely central.”
Many mistake the gospel with moralism – being a good person, reading your Bible, or opening the door for the elderly in order to earn God’s favor. But the gospel is altogether different.
The biblical model is that parents are to be the primary spiritual leaders of their children. Parents need to take responsibility for this, commit themselves to this work, and not assume the church will do this work. The church must actively place responsibility on the parents, and equip and encourage them in this work.
Bible-centered – Send out students who believe, read, study, and love God’s Word.
Church-focused – “A church-focused youth ministry has leaders who go out of their way to remind the students (and themselves) that their youth group is not the church.”
Family-oriented – The youth ministry should stand with parents and families by partnering with them in their ministry to their kids.