Atlantic Caribbean Union

“Pass It On,” a Youth Ministries Initiative Embraced By ATCU

“Pass It On,” a Youth Ministries Initiative Embraced By ATCU
Communication Department

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has always placed a high priority on youth ministry; and in keeping with this stance, the Inter-American Division has launched an initiative dubbed “Pass It On.” This is a ministry of integration between youth and adults that promotes the transfer of knowledge and skills to the younger generation of the church in every aspect of church ministry.

The youth department of the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU), under the directorship of Pastor Eric D. Clarke, has fully embraced “Pass It On” and has charged the fields within its territory to implement it in their local churches.

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One of the first churches to implement the program is the Johnson Park Church in the South Bahamas Conference (SBC). The young people planned, in detail, all the church’s programs for July. Therefore, on the first Sabbath of July, the first elder, Dr. Colyn Major, officially transferred his leadership role to Takara Lewis, symbolized with the handing over of a Bible.

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The young people are eager to serve and lead, having presented their plans to the church board. “We are excited and ready to faithfully do the work of God and are in need of your support and prayers,” commented Takara Lewis as she addressed the Johnson Park church.

During July, celebrated as youth month in SBC, the young people of the Johnson park church will be mentored as Sabbath School teachers, preachers, church board members, and parking and security attendants. They will be leading out in both in-reach and outreach programs, culminating with the Pathfinder band leading a march to a nearby park where an evangelistic series is planned.

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“It is my hope that at the end of this “Pass It On” experience, the youth of the church will be revived and motivated to take on the leadership roles in the church and that they will become very active in doing the Lord’s work;” expressed Leonardo Rahming, pastor of the Johnson Park Church.