Adventist Youth Ministries
in the Greater New York Conference

Vision

To train Youth & Young adults to grow in Christ, practice servant leadership and be disciples.

Mission

The Mission of the Adventist Youth Ministries of Greater New York Conference is to motivate and train Children, Youth, & Young Adults to live as Jesus lived, mingling with and   serving  the community to reveal God’s infinite love.

Values

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    Spiritual Transformation

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
    ~ 2 Cor 5:17

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    Authenticity

    No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
    ~ 1 John 4:12

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    Discipleship

    Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
    ~ Luke 14:17

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    Relationship Oriented

    “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.”
    ~ John 15:1

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    Christ Centered

    “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”
    ~ John 12:32

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    Servant Leadership

    Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
    ~ Phil 2:5-11

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    Relevant

    To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law.
    ~ 1 Cor 9:20

Objectives

Primary Objective

Children, Youth, & Young adult, serving the church and the community, and winning others for Christ.

Secondary Objective
  1. Provide resources to AYES, AYLC, ALA, AIA, PLA, PIA and MG classes per Area
  2. One Adventist Youth Society/Adventist Youth Ministry in each Church.
  3. One Adventurer & Pathfinder Club per Church.
  4. One public Youth Evangelism Series per Church, per year.
  5. One Large United Public Youth Evangelism
  6. 5-10 New Young Preachers (under 35) at each Church.
  7. Several Youth and Young Adults as Elders and Leaders at each Church and their community

The Adventist Youth Ministries Department of the Greater New York Conference provides leadership, vision, and support for 10 ministries, which take place on a daily basis at our churches, companies, and groups in the New York metropolitan area and its surroundings. The ministries under the umbrella of the Adventist Youth Ministries Department are: Adventurer, Pathfinder, Master Guide, Adventist Youth Society, Teens, Collegiate, Young Adult, Bible Bowl, National Service Organization, AYES Corps, PLA, PIA, ALA, AIA, Camp, Mission Trip, Adventist Youth Media, and Preach It. (For more information, please click on the section for each ministry.)Over 100 youth, young adults, and adults, volunteer and work directly, as part of the Conference staff of the Adventist Youth Ministries Director, to facilitate these ministries through the territory of the Greater New York Conference, with about 24,000 members which include almost 200 nationalities and about 26 different language groups, in 180 churches and groups.

It is important to note that an estimated 15,000 of the members of our Conference are under age 35; this number is consistent with the youth and young adult ratio in the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide.It is also relevant to note that a great amount of those over the official youth and young adult age, are still active, working in one or more areas of Adventist Youth Ministries in our local churches.This is the official Adventist Youth Ministries Website for the Greater New York Conference. If you would like more information about our Conference, Administration, Churches, and other departments and ministries, feel free to go to our Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day of Adventists official website: www.gnyc.org