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On Saturday 16th September, 2017 the youth (and a few not-so-young people) gathered at LBC for the annual youth rally. This years theme: "Are there any reformed youth today?" Elder Chikondi Phiri was tasked with helping the youth answer that question.

To answer this question Elder Phiri posed two more questions to the youth in his sermons. Firstly, what does it mean to be reformed? Before the Reformation, Roman Catholicism had been the dominant form of Christianity and had been since about the 4th century. Through the Reformation it pleased the Lord to bring back doctrines and practises that were biblical. To answer his first question Elder Phiri took the youth through Isaiah 6. From these verses of scripture we learned two things about someone who is truly reformed.
(i) one who is truly reformed beholds the greatness of God, gets overwhelmed by it and is changed by it and
(ii) is someone who experiences the grace of God gets overtaken by it and is ultimately changed by it. During this sermon Elder Phiri also gave us three reasons why we are reformed. We are reformed because of the reformation legacy. We are reformed because of our belief in and experience with reformed theology. We are reformed because of our desire to continue reforming according to the Word of God. Semper Reformanda!

Secondly, what does it mean, in practice, to be a reformed youth today? In the second session of the sermon Elder Phiri looked at the practical implications of being reformed. He preached on what it means to be reformed youth in the church; it means taking up a prophetic role in a local church: sharing the gospel, building up and encouraging others, sharing reformed doctrines with believers from non-reformed circles, be willing to suffer for Christ, engaging with the elders and pastor of the church. It means reformed youths should be willing to take up a priestly role: active participation in church activities, praying, engaging in gospel centred topics and not gossip about the fleeting pleasures of this world.

Young people also have a kingly role the church: We have to effectively fight our 3 enemies: The world, the flesh and the devil. We need to be aware of the 3 enemies tactics. We are to fight worldly friendships as bad company corrupts good morals, we are to be careful with the use of our tongues, we are to exercise self control, we are to treat the opposite sex as brothers or sisters in Christ with holiness and purity, we are to exercise stewardship over the resources God has given us. We are to be spent by the God, to bring glory to Him.
From 1 Timothy 4:12, elder Phiri gave five areas for the reformed youth to work through: Speech- Mathew 12:34-37, Ephesians 4: 25, 29 & 31. Conduct- Titus 2:10, 1 Peter 1:15. Love- John 15:13. Faith- 1 Corinthians 4:2. Sexual Purity- 1 Timothy 3:2.

The sermon came to a close with these two points: Christ is the example for the youth and we are to look back and admire the work of Jesus Christ as a prophet!
Along with the sermon, the day was packed with a bible study session, singing of hymns, sharing of poems, testimonies and songs. There was also good food that was thoroughly enjoyed. (Link to pictures)

With that said, are there any reformed youth today?

The Media Ministry’s mission is to glorify God by ensuring that His Word and our praise and song to Him is seen and heard clearly within our local church and throughout the world as it’s broadcasted or distributed on media with the highest video, audio, and production quality available.
We seek to carry the Gospel through the use of technology and media, and to equip other ministries of the church to use digital and electronic media as a worship and outreach tool.

LBC has a vibrant youth ministry which seeks to cater for young people of various ages. Through the youth ministries, we encourage our young people to develop a personal relationship with Christ and develop friendships with each other. Youth Ministry Encourages and Develops Youth as Leaders to create, train and empower the youth to become leaders in not only the youth groups but to take an active role in worship and to participate in the administration of the various ministries of the church.

 

 

Men's Fellowship

The men's fellowship is a ministry to all the men of the Church, young and old, seeking to accomplish the following outcomes:

  1. To equip men to find their place in the service of the Lord in the Church in active participation.

Youth Ministries

LBC has a vibrant youth ministry which seeks to cater for young people of various ages. Through the youth ministries, we encourage our young people to develop a personal relationship with Christ and develop friendships with each other.

Media Ministry

The Media Ministry’s mission is to glorify God by ensuring that His Word and our praise and song to Him is seen and heard clearly within our local church and throughout the world as it’s broadcasted or distributed on media with the highest video, audio, and production quality available.

Church Conferences

Library Ministry

The ministry is led by a committee and it operates at three (3) main levels i.e.;

  1. One main monthly meeting that tackles general topics of interest to all ladies

Elbicites

Elbicites, is our ministry to students in higher institutions of learning. At the moment we have a ministry to six tertiary education institutions: UNZA, NRDC, NIPA, Evelyn Hone College, UNILUS and ZCAS.

Couples Fellowship

Ladies Fellowship & Visitation Ministry

The ladies ministry is a ministry that comprises of ladies who are college/university going and upwards. Its objectives or aims are to have all the ladies/women of the church;

  1. Mature in their knowledge and love for the Lord.

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