A typical day in children’s and young adult Sabbath Schools at the University Church looks something like this:
Lauren Heinrich, sophomore business administration major, makes waffles while youth listen to Tyler Martin, senior theology major and business minor, share a message about moving Jesus to the first and foremost place in your day. The junior high room is filled with university students leading music for teens. Down the hall, other university students play the piano, tell stories, and cut and color arts and crafts with children.
These students and many more like them have chosen to carve time out of their Sabbath to help the University Church cultivate an atmosphere of grace and growth for children.
“The goal of student involvement in the University Church is to develop young leaders and encourage them to take their experience with them after they graduate,” says Troy Fitzgerald, University Church youth and collegiate pastor.
“I have been receiving help, care and love from this community since I moved here,” says Carol Zhu Min, senior elementary education major. “Helping in the church gives me the opportunity to serve the church family in return.”