At Lakeview Christian Center we see our young married couples as gifts from God, and take seriously our mission to make them disciples of Jesus Christ. The Young Marrieds Ministry exists for this purpose.
Specifically, the purpose of Young Marrieds is to build a gospel community of young married couples (first 10 years of marriage) that are gripped by God, growing one another, and going into the world.
The reason we are a gospel community is because apart from the gospel, authentic community simply does not exist. It is only through the gospel that God calls us back into community with Him, His people, and for His purposes.
As a gospel community, we are to be gripped by God. We are to love God with all our heart, mind, and strength as Jesus commands us to (Matthew 22).
What we mean by growing one another is that by the grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we help one another become more like Jesus Christ. Specifically, we do this by living lives that exemplify godliness (2 Timothy 3), and by teaching one another truths from Scripture (Romans 15).
What we mean by going into the world is that we are to be a community that has been so deeply affected by the gospel that we cannot help but share such good news with others around us. We go into the world to share the good news of the gospel as Jesus commands us to (Matthew 28).
This kind of community defines what we are all about at YM – it’s our mission.
Below are the kinds of things we currently do in order to further our mission:
2013 Couples Dinners
Once every two months in 2013 there will be a YM Couples Dinner. These dinners are hosted by our Couples Dinner Leaders, and are designed for the purpose of building community and strengthening marriages.
The aim of each dinner is to enjoy fellowship by sharing a meal with 3 other couples, and to discuss selected chapters from the book, What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage. Copies of this book can be purchased at the LCC Bookstore.
Currently we have about 70 couples participating in our Couples Dinners. If you would like to participate, please email Pastor Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Couples Dinners, see FAQ .
Throughout the year we will have some YM events at LCC. These events are designed for the purpose of announcing new plans, encouraging you in your marriage, and enjoying a romantic evening together with your spouse.