“These Youth Churches Are to Let The Young Ones "Come as They Are". It's to Be a Place Where They Take Ownership of, Learn The Rudiments of Christianity, Have "Fun In The Way of God”
Bishop E. A. Adeboye
In 2007, The Leadership of The Redeemed Christian church of God Had a vision to Create Avenue for Youth to Come to Christ, Participate in Church Activities And Ensure Continuity of Christianity. The Idea Was to Plant Special Parishes Where Youth are at Liberty To Express Themselves, Develop Kingdom Lifestyles and Gain ln-depth Knowledge of God. To this end , During The August 2007 Convention, The General overseer Announced The Birth of Youth Churches in Each of The Provinces of The Redeemed Christian Church of God.
This Youth Churches Are to Let The Young Ones "Come as They Are". It's to Be a Place Where They Take Ownership of, Learn The Rudiments of Christianity, Have "Fun In The Way of God" Letting The World Know That Worshiping God is Not Boring.
Incidentally, RCCG Akwa-Ibom Province ll Was Born During That Convention and Had Barely Found Her Feet When She Decided to Implement The GO's Mandate and Sited Her Youth Church Same Year.
The Youth Assembly Was Established Under The Province by Her First Provincial and Assistant Provincial Pastors, pastor Peter Bawo and Ibanga Udoinyang Respectively.
The Church Had Her First Service On Sunday, November 4, 2007. TYA Has Since Gone On To Become The New Provincial Headquarter For Youth Province 5, Overseeing 5 States and 150 Parishes.
Who We Are
The Youth Assembly(TYA), Now a Province Overseeing One Hundred and Fifty Parishes and Eleven States Started Out As a Special Parish of The Redeemed Christian Church of God Carved Out to Appeal Specially to The Young at Heart.
The Youth Church Concept Came From The General Overseer, Pastor E.A Adeboye. We were Charged to Do Things Differently But Withing The Confines of Scriptures. With The word of God as our source, We Created a Unique Style of Worship That Resonates With Young People and Sustained Them on The Part of Godliness.
Our Services And Programmes Are unorthodox and Our Praise Sections Are Dynamic. Everyone is Given Opportunity To Contribute Without Discrimination. The leadership Structure is Custom-Built To Enhance and Facilitate Development of Young People To Become Leaders in The Vineyard of God within One Year of Her Existence, The TYA Brand Resonated Within The Christian Community in Eket and Beyond.
Beliefs & PhilosophiesThe Framework For What TYA Does Sits on Its Mission's Three Pillars(Driven by Our Vision to Be The Mountain of The Lord's House in Eket and its Environs): 1. Liberty of Worship 2. Establishing The Kingdom 3. Developing Leaders
1. Liberty of Worship The Youth Assembly Provides The Conducive Atmosphere For The Youth And Young at Heart to Worship God Without Confinement, Restraint and Criticism. TYA Allows Young Men and Women to Come to God as They are and in His Presence are Transformed to The Image He Wants Them to Be Through His Word That Transforms and Breaks Every Barrier. We Deliberately Worship Most of The Time With Contemporary Christian Music. We Run Multiple/Different Types of Sunday Services and Programmes With Inspired Subthemes Which Makes TYA Church Exciting, Purposeful and Relevant as There is Always Something New and Different To Look Out For.
2. Establishing The kingdom We Believe Evangelism is key in Establishing and Expanding God's kingdom. We Have Different Types(bob-a-jog; mass evangelism; Departmental evangelism, etc.) To help Turn People to Christ. We Use our Believer's Class (New creation reality), and Workers in Training Classes to Further Establish People in The kingdom/House of God. We use the Jesus is Lord Service(a special word, Healing and miracle service) To Deal With People's Challenges; and Generally Get Blessed and Refreshed in The Lord. The Testimonies Have Been so Outstanding Confirming Really The Lordship of Jesus Over All Issues.
3. Developing Leaders. The Structures at TYA Places Emphasis on People Development ; The Various Departments are Led By People and Provides The Ideal Training Ground For Them to Perfect Their Qualities Without Fear of Criticism. We Challenge Them With Responsibilities. We Guide Them By The Right Example By Teaching Leadership Principles, Challenging Them to Be Better, Expanding Their Horizon, Instill Confidence in Them And Show an Expectation That They Will Succeed.