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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).


The BRAVE Youth Group meets at BCUMC on Sundays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. BRAVE is currently doing a study on contempory Christian music including where the messages in the songs come from in the Bible and what they mean. All students are encouraged to bring friends!


Our youth members meet at Biggby, 5795 Byron Center Ave SW, on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm to dig deeper into a study on a book called Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.


After the Youth Group finishes their study on contemporary Christian music, we will be diving into a study overviewing important bible stories and how the Old and New Testament are connected. In addition to this study, the Youth Group is busy making plans for future events and fundraisers. They will be attending Winter Jam on January 18 to enjoy Christian music and listen to speakers talk about their faith journey.


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.

Please call 616-878-1618 for further information.

Click on this link to access the BRAVE calendar.

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