Youth

Reformed Youth Fellowship (RYF) is our ministry to Middle School and High School students. We have a variety of gatherings, often hosted by church families in their homes. Together we enjoy friendship and food with Bible study and discussion led by our staff and youth volunteers. During the School year, we meet most regularly on Sunday evenings during SoLD for worship, large group teaching (middle school and high school combined), and age-specific small groups. 


If you have questions, or want more information about the Zoom meetings, please contact our Assistant Pastor of Youth Noah Wiersema.

RYF Summer 2020

  • High School Bible Study: The last meeting is Tuesday (8/11) from 10:30-11:30 AM in the Hornes' Backyard. More information can be found here.
  • Middle School Hangouts: Every two weeks, the last one is Friday (8/7) from 10:30-11:30 AM in the Murphy' Backyard. More information can be found here,
  • All RYF Zoom Meetings: Every other Sunday night at 6 PM, the last one is on August 9. More information can be found here

To make the most of these opportunities, students are encouraged to bring a Bible, a chair, and probably something to drink! As the summer unfolds, there may be more events sprinkled in as, Lord willing, health risks decrease



 

Resources


Devotions from John and 1-3 John

During these past few months, RYF produced daily devotions for our students, parents, and leaders. We picked up where we left off in John 14 this past spring, and worked through the end of that Gospel, as well as through 1-3 John.


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Devotions from John 14:15 and Following

Devotions from 1-3 John

Promised Land

Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”


Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs—these are the things God says are to flow out of the gratitude of our hearts. Therefore, as Paul writes, these songs should be used to put the Word of Christ deep in our hearts, teaching us wisdom and thankfulness. This Bible study is intended to be a companion piece to the RYM Worship album entitled “Promised Land.” It’s an attempt to walk through the album song by song, studying the Scripture and the meaning behind the lyrics, teaching our hearts to grow in wisdom and gratitude.


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Imago Dei: The image of God, gender, and sexuality

The first chapter of the Bible tells us that mankind was created in God’s image, male and female. We’re then told that in some way, men and women together glorify God by complementing each other’s unique design. And yet, because of our fall into sin, there are unique ways that men and women try to fill the gap between the way life ought to be and the way it has turned out for us. It is only when we understand God’s good design, our unique rebellion, and God’s plan to redeem us through Christ, that we can actually rightly see ourselves in the mirror, the way God created us, and the way he is remaking us through Jesus. 

So that’s what we will do in this study. We will look into the mirror of God’s Word and seek to understand his design for men and women, for sexuality, for gender, for relationships, and for redemption. These are major topics. They are important biblical concepts. And yet so often we don’t talk about them as we should. This study guide is designed to help us do just that. 


Downloads:

eBook

MOBI (kindle)

PDF



RYF Spotify Playlist




RYF Podcasts

Click the links below to listen to the recent large group messages from RYF. You can also find our podcast by searching "RYF at New St. Peter's" on most of the major podcast directories. Happy Listening!

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