The 180° Youth Group is EBCI’s discipleship ministry dedicated to teaching and mentoring middle school and high school students unto the goal of greater love and faithfulness to Christ Jesus as their greatest treasure and joy. (And it doesn’t hurt that we occasionally hurl marshmallows full-speed at each other for the greater glory of God.) Weekly Meetings on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM.
Middle-school and high-school years are usually thought of as the years where people are “licensed” to be immature, unserious, and lackadaisical about everything, especially about “churchy stuff” and “Jesus things.” Far from this stereotype, the apostle Paul looks at the days of being young not as the “years of slacking and fun,” but a great opportunity for deeper discipleship and growth in our walk with Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 4:12). Besides, Christians no longer walk the path of the world; Christians are a totally new creation, walking the path of Christ, completely opposite from the world (2 Cor. 5:17).
That’s why we have 180° as our moniker. All people (yes, young people are people, too) apart from Christ will go their own way. As Christians, we
Because, to paraphrase a sage woman, “Sin and the ways of this world?! Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat!”
At 180°, we have three simple goals that we pursue for the greater glory of God and the spiritual growth of our students: