In Matthew 22:36-40 Jesus is asked which commandment is greatest, his response of loving God with all your heart, soul and mind and loving your neighbor as yourself have been the driving force behind the purpose of Impact. Every activity and event from our weekly meetings to our foreign mission trips are intended to have our students grow in their love for God, and to show that love to the people around them. It is our hope that the youth ministry of PCC, is an instrumental part of our students developing a life long relationship with Jesus.
Each Sunday night during the school year our group meets at church together from 6:30-8:30PM. The purpose of this time is to fulfill our purpose of loving God and loving neighbor, this takes place in a variety of ways. However our typical Sunday night has a time of student lead worship, Biblical teaching from our Youth Pastor, and a time to hang out play some games so that the students can build relationships with both their peers and our adult leaders.
An other opportunity for students to grow in their relationship with God and others is through our retreats. Typically the group goes on retreats a couple of times a year to enjoy a weekend away. The purpose of the retreat is to get away from the busyness of everyday teenage life, and to encounter God for an extended period of time without the distractions of home. Retreats also provide a wonderful time to deepen/develop friendships with peers and our adult leaders.
One of the ways that we express our love to God, and show it to others is by the way we serve. Currently two of the biggest ways Impact is involved in service is through Flower City Work Camp, which serves the Rochester community and takes place every spring break. The other is though our regular short term mission trips to Costa Rica with Christ for the City International. Both of these service opportunities are typically highlights our students experience at Impact, and develop a desire to continue to serve the Lord after high school.