Testimonies of the Young Adult Ministry
By Rev Catherine Law
April 23, 2023
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12) Such was the exhortation of the Apostle Paul for Timothy. It points out that being young in no way undermines the strength of one’s life testimony. Thanks to the grace of God, the young adults in the NPAC family have lived out good life testimonies in participating in various church ministries. They have also exerted a positive influence on the spiritual lives of one another.
Whenever we talk about our young adults, the word “earnest” always comes to my mind. They are keen about, and serious in, learning and practicing the truth. They have actively participated in fellowship life in the belief that parts of the body need to be connected, serve one another and grow spiritually together as the Bible teaches. So, their common goal is to seek to know and practice the truth. They attach a lot of importance to Bible study in fellowship meetings. Taking the truth and spiritual growth seriously has, if I may put it this way, become part of their culture as the young adult brothers and sisters interact with and influence one another in their lives.
For sure, practicing the truth includes the Great Commission. Our young adults have all along been zealous in spreading the gospel. They have also actively come up with various ways to organize evangelistic meetings and activities. Young couple fellowships are particularly concerned about the gospel needs of their parents and family. Whenever there are evangelistic meetings at church, they would try their best to invite their families to join. The same for mission work. Our young adults have actively taken part in the short-term mission of our church. Even though they could not go on overseas mission in the past few years due to the pandemic, brothers and sisters have not stopped and have taken part in “staymission” for local mission. Besides evangelism and mission, our young adults have often participated in social concern ministries and, through serving various communities in the neighborhood, taken the love of Christ to our society.
In serving one another, our young adults’ concern is not confined to the fellowships they belong to but they also actively serve in different ministries of the NPAC family, such as teaching in the Sunday School classes for children and youth. Some of them have even been serving for six years continuously, being there for the youth in their growth from Secondary One to Secondary Six. Young adult brothers and sisters also serve in worship services and other church-wide meetings, particularly in praise teams. They spend a lot of time choosing praise songs and practicing. Their service has been important to contemporary worship services and meetings.
In the testimonies of our young adults, I can see God’s work and His love in their lives. May the Holy Spirit continue to summon, connect and lead them so that they can influence each other’s life and, with one heart, build up the body of Christ and become a blessing to the NPAC family.