We are a family of believers focused on worshiping God, sharing Christ, and transforming lives through serving others
Logan and Sammantha
Logan Butler, the Youth Minister, and his wife Sammantha. They have been involved with this youth group since 2013, have spent time in college evangelism, and missions to Africa & Central America.
Jeff and Bonnie Hernandez
Jeff serves as a Youth Deacon for the Church and is present at many events. Bonnie and Jeff have 3 children in the youth group and more that will be aging in.
Todd and Becky Beggs
Todd is a former youth minister for the Bell Shoals Church of Christ and is now and Elder for the congregation. He and his wife Becky currently have a son in the youth group.
1 Timothy 4:12 — Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
God valued and used young people. He didn’t wait for them to grow up.
Joseph was 17 when sold as a slave to Potipha. He went on to save the Children of Israel from a famine. God used young David to defeat Goliath. Josiah became a king as an 8 yr old, then at 16, he sought to serve God. At 20, Josiah instituted religious reforms throughout Judah. At 26, he restored the temple, and the Passover. Jeremiah called to prophecy to the nations when he was young Savior of the world came to this world through Mary, a young virgin. Timothy served the kingdom as a young man who is mentored by Paul frequently. Don’t ever say – someday, when I’m older, I’ll get busy for the Lord.
Do it now.
Be an example in word.
A man’s speech reflects what’s in his heart. Paul warns young Timothy to watch his words in Mat 12:34-37 — “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” Lying, gossip, profanity, spoken words, written words on Facebook, Intagram and in texts is not going to glorify God.
Be an example in conduct.
Paul reminds Timothy to be an example in conduct. Christians need to model righteous living in every area of their lives. To say one thing and live differently is blatant hypocrisy. Worse, people will tend to follow how the man lives, not what he teaches. On the other hand, a godly life brings power and authority to a man’s message. James writes, “Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom” (James 3:13). Every day we represent our Savior, our family, our congregation, and our youth group in all that we do.
Be an example in love.
Timothy was to be an example in love. Biblical love is far different from the emotion our culture calls love. Biblical love involves self-sacrificing service on behalf of others regardless of how one feels. In John 15:13 our Lord said, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” That verse sums up the essence of ministry as self-sacrificial love. As individuals, and as a youth group, we need to show love to those around us—whether we are raking leaves for the elderly, singing in a nursing home, feeding the homeless, or going on missions local or abroad.
Be an example in faith.
Timothy was to be an example in faith. Faith here does not refer to belief, but to faithfulness or unswerving commitment. A disciple of Christ is consistently faithful. He does not swerve off the track; he does not deviate from his course. “It is required of stewards, ”Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 4:2, “that one be found trustworthy. ”We need to be faithful in all areas of lives, including attendance at worship.
Bell Shoals Church of Christ Youth Group
We get together every first Thursday of the month at 6:00pm to eat and hang out at the Chick-Fil-A on Bloomingdale. Following this, we go into a Bible study from 7 to 8 pm.Thursday Chick-fil-a Dinners
Once a year we spend a week at Florida Bible Camp. This over night camp is the first week of summer.Summer Camp