COR Congregations are committed to providing a meaningful Sabbath experience for senior youth and young adults.
COR congregations do so by offering time and space for collective study, worship and socializing. Young leaders actively shape the activities and meetings for this age group.
And I gave them the Sabbath—a day of rest every seventh day—as a symbol between them and me, to remind them that it is I, the Lord, who sanctifies them—that they are truly my people.
~ Ezekiel 20:12 TLB
“The Sabbath meetings…, unless wisely planned and vitalized by the Spirit of God, may become the most formal, unpleasant, unattractive — and to the youth the most burdensome, of all the school exercises.
The religious exercises should be so planned and managed that they will be not only profitable, but so pleasant as to be positively attractive.”
~ Testimony Treasures Vol. 2, p. 440.
As leaders working with young people from many faiths, we are witnessing the beginnings of a religious renaissance through an embrace of the Sabbath. And for a stressed-out, anxious generation seeking strength and solace, it’s just in time.
~ “Why Young People are Setting Time Aside for Faith”, Washington Post, Oct. 2012.
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