BRAVE - YOUTH GROUP
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At BCUMC, our youth group name is BRAVE - which stands for Bringing Redemption And Value to Everyone. BRAVE is for both Middle School and High School students (6-12th grades).
BRAVE AND BIGGBY:
Our youth members meet at Biggby on Thursday evenings to dig deeper into a study on a book called "Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis. Students are encouraged to read a portion of the book before our meeting so the group can discuss what was written and learn about how it relates to the Bible.
After the Youth Group finishes Screwtape Letters, we will be diving into a study of contemporary Christian music. To complete this study, we will be choosing songs that are played on modern Christian radio stations and breaking down the lyrics to find the biblical and life-applicable messages in each song. In addition to this study, the Youth Group is busy making plans for future events and fundraisers.
The idea of BRAVE comes from Luke 15, a passage of scripture that displays this idea of redemption and value. The scripture includes the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. Each parable includes something being lost, found, and then celebrated upon its arrival back to where it belongs. However, in the parable of the prodigal son, unlike a sheep and a coin, the son is able to come to his father with a presentation for why he was lost. Yet, when he comes back to his father, the father does not even recognize his son's speech, but instead acknowledges the son's value and worth. At BRAVE we want to be a community that champions and celebrates this redemption and value in the lives of all people.