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I see, I hear, I feel: Teen & Young Adults
I See, I Hear, I Feel Vision Statements:
I see my friends who were addicted to drugs, alcohol and sex, all of my friends who were hurt or abused and turned to the world for help. I see them happy. I see their eyes are clear and not dulled by drugs or pain. I hear them laugh, real laughter that is not a cover for anything. I feel their joy as they finely see themselves the way God sees them, the way he has always seen them.
I see a church full of believers and non-believers. I see the youth and the seniors worshipping together. I hear a church praising the Lord and I feel that god is in this place and God is being glorified.
I see a church where everyone is accepted for who they are, a church where no judgment is passed toward others. Instead everyone befriends everyone and all members work together to bring God’s message to those that have not yet heard. I hear the church FULL of voices praising God and feel the Lord’s presence every time I walk in the church’s doors…and even after I’ve left.
I see the churches in the Okanagan working and mixing together,where different types of services and music are equally acceptable. I hear the people complementing each other for the job they did, not judging them and cutting them down. Or gossiping about how they disliked what was presented. I feel the warmth of a congregation who is very flexible and open to new ideas and challenges.
I see lots of cars with ‘N’s on the back of them. I hear enthusiastic music with modern day instruments like electric guitars and drums. I feel an attitude of loving kindness when people are reaching out to one another. I also see people dressed in comfortable clothes and less worried about what they’re wearing.
My vision would be to see all the pews being filled in the sanctuary. Friendly welcomes to visitors, youth playing a more active part in the service so that when youth visit from outside the church they will be inspired by what they see other young people their age doing. More programs (Bible study, your group, games nights) to draw in the youth so they can get to know each other, which will lead the parents to know each other and the church membership will get more close-knit and like a second home.
I vision in the future but maybe a little sooner a welcoming bubbly church where people as soon as they walk in the doors feel like they are part of our “family”, a place where no one feels left out or out of place.
I See, I Hear, I Feel Vision Statements:Young Adult
I see members of the church finding ways to grow in spirit. I hear a number of amazing suggestions to bring us together and share the Word. I feel that the world is seeing Christ in us and willing to join us in the walk with Christ.
I can see the Kelowna Church having a great impact on the community with their influence in every walk of life here. In Kelowna we have a variety of ages and occupations that if working as a church could reach many. There is so much talent especially focusing on technology, mission work and music. What else could a church need to reach people? I think that by combination of our talents and relation with our sister churches it would be possible to reach the whole Kelowna community. Every door hiding souls could be opened to a SDA from our church and our sister churches.
I hear the saints of God sharing the good news of salvation now more than ever. The words that people need to hear for they see the need of their soul salvation and others.
I see the youth starting an afternoon program every Sabbath where they share in songs, health lessons and outreach activities.
I see people gathering together, many young people reaching out to help and team up for different avenues. I hear praise and worship that is irresistible, makes a person intrigued. I feel happiness, God’s presence and ability to be one.