The youth wing of VFC is known as the purpose driven generation (PDGen). Membership is drawn from persons between the ages of 18 and 39 years as stipulated by the church constitution. Presently, PDGen has about 120 members with 38 active members.
Our vision is to build a purposeful Generation, through the power of God’s Word and His Love, who will take the world for Christ.
At the start of this tenure, we looked to cover new grounds in order to further expand the reach of the youths in the Church. We also needed to devise means to begin to encourage youth empowerment starting off with trainings on good stewardship of money. Furthering fellowship and oneness was another area we needed to improve on.
Some of our Activities
Monthly Bible Study: in the past year, God has been helping us as we looked at the “Parables of Jesus” in our bible study meetings. We have noticed significant increase attendance and participation. We are always enriched.
PDGen Drama Presentations: Under God’s guidance, the PDGen ministered severally through drama/skit presentations in the past year and the notably on the annual youth celebration day and on the cross over service night. We thank God for the attendant blessings that flowed by reason of these presentations.
Empowerment Trainings: By the help of God, we started off this year with special sessions on financial intelligence training sessions. Young people were taught how to properly manage and grow their money. The attendance was quite encouraging.
Youwin Training: We also organized youwin proposal writing and best practices training for the young people. Thanks to brother Ogbo who God used to open our eyes beyond youwin. He taught us how to conceive and begin to run a business effectively.
Youth Sunday: The PDGEN takes charge of every third Sunday of the month. We in the past year, we have seen increased inclusion as we have more number of youths step up to take the lay assistant role for the first time. Others have improved as they now take on the prayers and bible reading roles with more ease. These assignments are an opportunity for engaging PDGEN members and building them up for large roles. The youth choir has also been outstanding with anointed song ministrations. We have also witnessed collaborative lay assistant roles.
Youth Evening Service: By God’s grace, following the council approval, we initiated the monthly youth evening service. The service is meant to provide avenue for the youths to express themselves in God’s presence. It has been wonderful so far.
Outreaches: The PDGen collaborated with Mission and Evangelism to anchor the Ilado evangelism outreach program. We look forward to further collaborations in the future.
Church Night Vigil: The PDGen anchored a vibrant Church night vigil held in the Church premises. It was a night to remember and God took the glory.
Movie Together: We had a wonderful Movie Evening Together during which we saw the “God’s Not Dead” Movie together. It was an enriching experience. This also further enhanced fellowship among the young people.
Youth Outings: We organized a number of youth outings together including trips to Lekki Leisure Lake and Get arena.
Other Activities in the Church: The youths also got more involved in certain activities in the Church including – Car parking, Security, and Fire drill activities.
Building a purposeful generation through the power of God’s Word and His Love, who will take the world for Christ. 1 Peter 2 : 9.