The R.E.F.U.G.E is a ministry designed with young people in mind. The body of Christ worldwide has very few programs to keep our youth engage in the church while the world has all types of things for our youth to get involved in, and some may not be benefical. The R.E.F.U.G.E has been structured for the young person to come learn about the Love & Person of Jesus Christ through mentoring and interacting with other believers, to discover that He has a perfect plan in mind just for them, also to develop a personal relationship with Himself and others, and to have a sense of belonging. We strive to create an atmosphere for our youth not only learn but to have fun playing games, socialize with other youth, and express their God given talents and abilities through the word. Youth are selected to give a "reflection of the week" by teaching and being taught by their peers, leaving them with a life changing thought. Stand up comedy, poetry, singing, praise dance, mime, gospel/Christian rap, arts, are some of the activites you'll experience when visiting with us; and it's all in a safe, clean, well staffed and supervised environment; light refreshments are also served.
Reaching out to our youth one child at a time; Encouraging them aim high expect more in life and to strive for excellence; Find and build upon the God given gifts and abilities in our young people; Understand the needs of each individual as a person; Give love, instruction, acceptance; Edify through the word of God, truth, discipline, and a Godly example,so that they can know God's love to them and for them.
Please Note: The program runs only during the summer months when the children are out of school.
Youth night's are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Friday of the month 8pm-12, at The Pavilion of Praise COGIC;976 W Waterloo Rd, Akron,Oh 44314.
Parents are welcome to stay or drop off their children, however, please be prompt in picking up your child, as this is a free youth program being offered to all youth.
In His Service,
Sister Nikki, Program Facilitator