When Jesus called his followers to make disciples of all nations, he made no distinctions based on gender, race, culture or age. The church is called to make disciples of everyone, including children and teenagers.
RLA Preteen and RLA Youth seek to connect students with God, with one another, with the broader church body, and with their friends outside the church.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
RLA Preteen helps children transition from RLA Kids to RLA Youth and into the church at large in a healthy and fruitful way.
Every Sunday, RLA Preteen joins the congregation for the first set of musical worship in our main gatherings. Dismissed from the pulpit, preteens then meet our volunteers in the foyer and go to the cafeteria for times of hearing the word of God preached from the Bible, discussing or doing activities that reinforce the teaching, and hanging out and building deeper friendships. Kids then return to the main church gathering for a time of responsive worship with the adults. There is a row reserved for them so they don’t need to find their parents in the dark auditorium.
Once a quarter, RLA Preteen holds an event or gathering like a pizza party or beach day.
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If you’re interested in volunteering with RLA Preteen, please fill out the RLA volunteer form and mark “RLA Preteen” as your area of interest.
Sunday Youth Connects
Every Sunday, RLA Youth invites students into a safe place where they can connect with one another and be challenged by the gospel. Sunday Youth Connects don’t replace involvement in Reality LA Sunday gatherings; rather, these meetings serve as a unique opportunity to discuss the bible, ask tough questions, and build friendships.
Note on parking: Generally, we encourage all Sunday attendees to park in the St. Andrews lot. However, if your family needs to park in the Helen Bernstein parking structure, please be aware that 9AM attendees must move their cars by 11:30AM, and 12PM attendees cannot enter the structure before 11:30AM. Click here for important details on Sunday parking and transportation.
Every Tuesday night, RLA Youth meets at the Hope Center for a time of learning about Jesus, growing in our relationships with each other, and learning how to apply the word of God to our lives.
Each month has a different theme, and each Tuesday will explore the theme in different ways.
Regardless of the night’s agenda, every Tuesday will start by sharing a meal together. If you need help finding a ride or carpool, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Discipling students is an important part of Reality LA’s mission, and central to that mission are committed, mature leaders. Because we want students to know Jesus and follow Him, leaders must faithfully represent Christ in their words and behavior. In effect, we as leaders want to show students what it looks like to live lives transformed by the gospel.
If you’re interested in volunteering as an RLA Youth leader, please fill out the RLA volunteer form and mark “RLA Youth” as your area of interest.
Youth Winter Camp 2020 will explore the vanity of our search for value in created things and how Jesus gives us true value that nobody and no thing can take away. Our prayer is that every student who joins us will walk away knowing their value and living in light of it.