The young adult years are best lived in community. If you are a college student (18-23) or a young professional (24-30), we have a place for you.
Young Adult Nights | Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
The young adult years are a unique season full of potential to know God deeply, form meaningful relationships, and discover purpose.
Through Bible studies, relevant messages, and small group connections, the Young Adult ministry creates a space for college students (18-23) and young professionals (24-30) to build community with others in this stage of life.
Young Adults meet weekly on Mondays at 7:00 p.m., starting February 5th at the West End.
Before I joined Young Adults, I had always felt alone in my walk with Christ. Growing up, I was not raised in a Christian home. By the time I reached my twenties, I made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I started going to church, reading my Bible, and praying. However, like many young adults, I experienced hardships and spiritual warfare, all while still without Christian friends. It wasn’t until I joined the Young Adults ministry that I realized God never intended for me to live life alone but to be in fellowship with other believers. Now, I wasn’t just reading my Bible, but I had friends to read with. I wasn’t just praying alone, but I began praying with others. I had a family of believers who supported me in the best and hardest moments of my life. I wouldn’t be where I am without my support system, and I have God and Young Adults to thank for that.
The way Young Adults has impacted me the most has been through the community of people that I have met through this past semester. Through YA home groups, I have made such amazing friendships, especially during a time when I needed it the most. They have been able to push me and encourage me to be a better God-honoring person.
God has used PVC YA as a sharpening tool, a safe haven, training ground, hospital, banquet hall, and a home for me for several years now. In each chapter of life from when I joined to now has been so beautifully interwoven with this ministry. When I joined, I had just moved back home from university, took on so many new responsibilities, lost track of friends, and was unsure of myself as well as how God intended to use me. I was in need of a space to ask the big questions, learn to be unapologetically the woman God made me to be, be brought in deeper with God, and remember that He never meant for us to do it alone. Here, I have learned that community and authenticity are at the core of what God meant for us. In this space, I have been reminded of the truth of His Word, more of His heart, and taught how to walk in humility, confidence, love, grace, and mercy. Here, I have made the deepest of friendships, accountability partners, and learned to work with a team to bring His kingdom here. In this space, I was permitted the ability to figure out the life God intended for me to live and with who by my side. Here, I solidified my village and learned who He created me to be, unapologetically. A portion of Scripture that sums up my time at PVCYA is Romans 15:5-7. I pray you who read this message and passage, join us soon. Welcome Home.
Being a part of YA has truly shown me the impact of community. Seeing people my age have the same passion and love for our Lord and Savior has inspired me to keep growing closer to him. I used to be so shy and timid to express my love for him publicly, and it was something I truly struggled with because I wanted to comfortably show it. I had the desire but not the courage. Judgment from other people was something that always stayed in the back of my head, but seeing people from my age group praising and worshipping him made that feeling go away. The inspiration I gain week to week from being a part of YA is something I can always thank God for, a true blessing.
The best way to describe being involved in PVC Young Adults as a leader and just in general for me is “AN ABSOLUTE BLESSING.” Being raised in a religious home, I was always deeply rooted in my faith. I started attending Palm Valley when I was a teenager, but I didn’t hang around with other Christians my age, outside of family. Going into my adult years, I had a season of grief and was unconsciously in a depression. It was keeping a hold on me, and I was quietly stumbling away from God until I went to Young Adults. My relationships with individuals are growing, I have gained lifetime friends through it, and I have an uplifting community in addition to those I can call family. Ones I can learn scripture with, support each other through difficulties, and much more through Christ at the center. My growth through my journey has allowed me to share knowledge and help strengthen those in their faith. I’m not sure where I would be without Jesus. I thank the Young Adult ministry for letting me see the goodness and light of God.
I came to the US from a different continent, and while I was searching for a community of believers within my age range, God led me to PVC YA, which has become my family. I have built meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime. Through YA, I have grown and become a more mature Christian and I have learned many valuable life lessons. I am eager to witness what God has in store for PVC, particularly for YA, and I am praying for a revival to come through this amazing community.