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YG Mission Values

To help us be mission-driven at Younger Generation Church, we felt it helpful to describe further as to how we intend to fulfill our mission. Beyond a mission elaboration on intimacy, community, and grace, we've articulated mission values

  1. Mentoring
  2. Training
  3. Leading
  4. Worshiping
  5. Teaching
  6. Connecting
  7. Caring
  8. Participating
  9. Serving
  10. Reconciling

Find below, our ten values integrated into our definition of who we are, our mission, and vision.

Who we are:
Younger Generation Church [YG]
is the vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • Mentoring – YG cares about personally accompanying next generations in their spiritual journey, fostering discipleship where every member is a mentor.
  • Training – YG provides training opportunities where we develop each skill and gift, learning to use every ability to fulfill mission.
  • Leading – YG is strategically vision-inspired and mission-driven; Cultivating the leadership of next generations for intentional involvement today.
Our mission is to deepen our devotion to Jesus Christ by:
  • Pursuing Intimacy with GOD…
  • Experiencing Community with each other…
  • Inspiring those around us with the Hope of Grace
INTIMACY: We are wholeheartedly pursuing a 24/7 experience with the living GOD.
Our worship is for His fame.
  • Worshipping – YG understands worship as the daily practice of making the Gospel reality. We search for creative opportunities to celebrate worship in everyday life and are committed to making the Sabbath a meaningful experience.
  • Teaching – YG teaches the Word of GOD, communicating in a relevant, creative and practical way.
COMMUNITY: We express best who GOD is by doing life together well.
Our relationships express His love.
  • Connecting – YG strives to form authentic and loving relationships across generational, cultural,and social boundaries.
  • Caring – YG fosters a loving attitude that reaches out to others with empathy and accepts them the way they are. We actively serve their good and support them in all areas of life.
  • Participating – YG encourages participation that values each person’s gifts and skills; We create room for participation in all aspects of church life. This fosters our sense of belonging and identity as YG.
GRACE: We are compelled to share the hope we have with others.
Our compassionate witness reveals His Good News as real.
  • Serving – YG follows the example of Jesus by ministering to the needs of others and seeking to discover new ways to serve.
  • Reconciling – YG actively fosters reconciliation and healing in the name of Jesus, reconciling us to our heavenly Father and to each other.
In this new decade of Younger Generation Church, we aspire to overflow Jesus Christ beyond our four walls—blessing our community, transforming our world.
Posted by A. Allan Martin, Ph.D with
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GODencounters Reveres Jesus at the Center of Revelation

[YGU Note: Next generations want to be challenged to take their faith to the next step. GODencounters is one of the ways we challenge young adults to live 24/7 in pursuit of Christ Jesus.]

“GODencounters made me see that Jesus is the whole point of the book of Revelation,” confirmed Ian Reyes, a business marketing major at University of Texas at Arlington. “I am no longer intimidated to study it!”

Author and missions specialist, Dr. Steve Case, was featured at the 2015 GODencounters Conference, hosted by Younger Generation Church [ygchurch.com], the vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church, Texas, USA. The theme, “Jesus Revealed. Jesus Revered.” challenged young adults to explore the book of Revelation and understand the importance of humanity's worship in the context of Earth's final moments.

“GODencounters was an experience that I will not forget,” lauded high school senior, Chrissy Gaban. “It strengthened me mentally and spiritually. . . it felt like God was specifically speaking to me through the worship sessions.”

As a prequel to the conference, Dr. Case presented the week of prayer for Burton Adventist Academy, as well as Revelation 101: Finding Jesus in the Book of Revelation, a special three-night event for the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church. The intent was to offer great intergenerational opportunities for the entire community to explore Revelation and discover Christ Jesus at the center of it all.

“I was fascinated with the demographics of the turnout,” mused Michael Cuilla, a local businessman who shared he had coordinated many Daniel and Revelation Seminars in the past. “Not only were there young people, [there also was] older people, and very old people – everyone thoroughly enjoyed the week. Made simple enough that a child could understand, I felt I got more out of this in-depth Bible study.”

GODencounters is a young adult movement that started at the turn of the century, encouraging next generations to pursue a 24/7 experience of the living GOD. This year’s conference had over 1,100 in attendance on the culminating Sabbath, and thanks to Arlington Church’s media ministry, over 250 online viewing sites joined in from Pyatigorsk, Russia; to Lagos, Nigeria; to Calgary, Canada; to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, to name only a few locations. All the sessions for GODencounters and Revelation are accessible on demand from Younger Generation Church’s Vimeo channel, https://vimeo.com/tag:Revelation+YGchurch

“My aha moment was realizing that the book of Revelation is God telling His story through Jesus – that Jesus is going to win and He's in control,” added Cuilla. “We just need to stay connected with Him. I felt encouraged that God would be with us. I realized the importance of staying connected through prayer and the concept of claiming territory for God. . . Why did it take me 49 years to learn these two principles?”

For more information on GODencounters, go to their Facebook page. Discover more about Younger Generation Church at YGchurch.com

[YGU Note: YG University is eager to share all our planning resources for you to hold a GODencounters gathering where you are.  Share your interest with Pastor Allan, ]


YG University [YGU] is our endeavor to be a life-long learning community of disciples, seeking to deepen the Christ-centered devotion of next generations, beyond the contours of Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church.

YGU aspires to be of benefit to the larger sphere of young adult ministry development across the Adventist landscape. We pray to be a blessing to many others and we are excited for the learning opportunities it will offer us as well.

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On Campus Worship Experience:
Saturday, 10:15am CST
4409 Pleasantview Drive
Arlington, TX 76017-1427

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Sunday, 11:30am CST
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