• Lead your youth and emerging adults in the footsteps of Jesus Go Explore

The 3 R’s

Of Youth Volunteers

Recruitment

Retention

Restructuring

Learn How ThereforeGo Can Help Your Church Grow!

ThereforeGo Ministries seeks to assist churches with their ministry to youth and emerging adults through training, coaching and peer learning.

Mentoring Networks 

We know that for the church to thrive, faith communities must be built upon strong intergenerational connections. While many emerging adults are looking to be part of mentoring relationships with older individuals, many congregations struggle to develop these connections.  A mentoring network provides churches a place to discern and strategize with the goal of equipping their congregations to build a vibrant intergenerational faith community.

Forever One Curriculum

“The stories in the Bible are not standalone accounts of people, places, and events though; the Bible is one cohesive grand narrative of the Triune God who created all things, loves all things despite brokenness and sin, came down in flesh to redeem all things, and is weaving a master plan to bring all things back to himself. All stories of all people, places, and events in the Bible are part of this grand narrative. At first read, biblical narratives may seem to tell the story of a prophet, or a country, or a miracle but really Bible stories are only a little bit about these things. They are mostly about God.”

The Other Six Curriculum 

“The Gospel is not about you, but you can play a part. Let me share a word with you—egocentric. Egocentrism is the belief that you are the center of all you do, feel and experience. You believe you are right, you know best and life is all about you. That’s being egocentric. Most of us grow up that way – it’s not our fault. As young children, we learn quickly that we need to take care of ourselves. We need to learn, adapt, grow and experience life from our own perspective. Nobody will do everything for us.

The problem (as you can likely see already) is when we remain egocentric as we get older. Perhaps it is still not our fault, as most advertising is also about you. You watch the TV shows you want and you pick the website you want to go to – perhaps it is even YouTube. You create your own social media accounts , and you post pictures and status updates about you. You hope that friends like it so you can grow in popularity. Even some church groups tend to emphasize you, saying you need to be in relationship with Jesus, you need to be saved, you need to follow Jesus, etc. Here’s the surprise: When you crack open the Bible, it’s not about you.”

Now What?

Considering Calling, Purpose and Direction

The process of figuring out what you want to do can be confusing. High school and college students face questions about work, education and the future but as we grow older, many of us realize that hearing and responding to God’s call on our lives is a life-long process that doesn’t end at graduation. ThereforeGo has created an online resource for parents and youth leaders as they walk through these questions with youth and emerging adults in their lives.

“It’s important for us, as mentors of teens and young adults, to celebrate who they are and to name out realities that they might not see in themselves.”

Pastor Willemina Zwart

Engaging Youth

“We began this mentoring cohort looking for ways we could engage our youth more effectively.  We were given some helpful steps and have began some conversations in the church about […]”

Emmanual Reformed Church, Ontario
Emmanual Reformed Church
Ontario

Renewed Hope

“I found hope in the “next” generation of young people in our church and community! They were amazing examples of Jesus Christ. This {experience} brought back my confidence in our […]”

, Leader
Leader

Refilled & Refreshed

“My participation in the SERVE experience served as a great reminder as to why I got into ministry in the first place. I’m passionate about teaching, serving and building relationships […]”

, Leader
Leader