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We attempt to be a blessing to people of all ages and in all places of life through a variety of ministries. No matter your stage or season of life, we want you and your family to join us! Young or old, Christian or not, single or married, man or woman - you are always welcome here at Coila.
The heart of children's ministry at our church is to teach kids about who God is and how His word applies to their lives in creative and memorable ways. Through engaging teaching, supportive environments, and group discussion, we guide kids towards a better understanding of what it means to have a real relationship with God. We want kids to know that the whole Bible tells the great story of Jesus, that Jesus cares about their daily lives, and that there are adults in the church who truly want to love and lead them closer to Jesus. We seek to show children through our words and actions that the family of God is a place of belonging and transformation.
As students grow older we want to help them develop a deep personal faith in Christ that will guide them as they step into their specific roles in the story He's writing with their lives. We work hard to create environments that engage middle and high school students in good conversation about God, encouraging them to ask questions, search out answers, and wrestle honestly with the issues they face in their daily lives. In all our ministries we seek not just to discuss ideas, but to build relationships as well, and that is particularly true of our students, who we continue to support and connect with as they move on to college and beyond.
We value the diversity of ages and life stages represented in our church family and that is reflected in our adult ministries. Through a variety of Bible studies, prayer groups and gatherings, we strive to foster environments where every person can find community and grow deeper in their knowledge and love of Christ. Wherever you are along the way, we would love to support you on your faith journey.
TNL is our local ministry to youth. This is an outdoor youth event that meets every Tuesday night in July and August. It is open to all students in the Cambridge area, but guests and parents are welcome to stay. We not only interact with them and show them we care and love them, just as Christ does, we also provide opportunities for group games, and we feed them. Last year we had as few as 63 students and as many as 130 students on any given Tuesday evening.
We offer a variety of outdoor games and sports such as basketball, volleyball, gagaball, 4-square and soccer. We will also feature a special event each week such as karaoke, water balloons, manhunt, hula hoop challenge and a bonfire for the final night.
This is a great opportunity for the youth of our community to fellowship with Church volunteers and be a part of a positive, supportive, fun Christian environment.