Emmaus Youth Group meets Friday nights between 7:00 and 9:30 pm at St Stephen’s House (1 Weredale Crescent, Westmount – just a short walk from the Atwater metro station). Anyone from Sec I – V is welcome. We are an urban group, with students attending from all different parts of the city, and we are always happy to welcome new members. Although we primarily operate in English, many students and some of the leaders are equally comfortable speaking French.
The purpose of youth group is to teach students about Christianity, and encourage them to have a deep, personal faith in Jesus that resonates through every area of their life and effects their day to day actions. We hope to plant ideas and experiences in their hearts and minds that will bear good fruit as they grow and mature.
Our goal on Friday nights is to create a community of Christian believers who can mutually encourage one another. We talk, sing, pray, study the Bible, discuss issues, create things, play, and eat together. We have a policy of serving really amazing snacks every week, and we like to eat supper together once a month. At least twice a month we spend part of the night divided into small groups of students, with one or two leaders, so students can ask questions, talk about what is on their mind, and pray together or be prayed for. We like to go on retreats twice a year.
Emmaus also offers a Youth Sunday school class during the church service, where we study the Bible and apply it to our lives. Once a month teens join the church service, and then meet together for lunch. If there is interest, we also run a mid-week Bible study, or meet with teens for one on one discipleship on a monthly basis. A Leadership Team was started in 2014, which gives students in Sec IV and V, and CEGEP a chance to take more responsibility for the group.
You can find our blog online at emmausyouth.com. To join our email list or Facebook group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org