Helping Students Cross Over From Death To Life
CrossOver is a youth ministry for students in 7th-12th grade that offers a youth church service each week, small groups, special events, missions trips, and leadership experiences. CrossOver’s mission is to connect students to Christ, to help students grow in their walk with Christ, and to reach the lost!
Our goal is to create a dynamic and relevant ministry that students want to be a part of. To equip and enable students to take ownership of, and use their gifts on a regular basis. To develop a culture of transparent, sincere worship that permeates lives. To instill Biblical teaching in students; so they know what they believe and can defend it. To facilitate the growth of ACTIVE faith. And, to have fun!
WHAT IS FINE ARTS?
Fine Arts Festival is a discipleship tool of the AG Youth Ministries designed to help students discover, develop, and deploy their ministry gifts and to learn about their God-given abilities and talents.
We, along with leaders and family members, encourage students to develop their gifts and then use them in their schools, churches, and communities. Fine Arts Festivals enable students to experience a time of learning through evaluations, workshops, and interaction with other students.
These students are encouraged to develop their gifts to a greater level than the year before. Students may enter as many as 80+ categories offered in 7 main divisions: Art, Communication, Dance, Drama, Instrumental, Vocal, and Writing.
Fine Arts has the potential to be much more than “just a festival.” We desire to stand together with students as they open the doors to their futures.
By supporting your students—through encouragement, mentoring, finances, etc.—we can be a united front as Assemblies of God students become empowered in their giftings.
WHAT IS BIBLE QUIZ?
Bible Quiz is a ministry of the Assemblies of God National Youth Department and is similar to quick-recall academic games (like Jeopardy or the old television show College Bowl). Two teams of quizzers each face a series of twenty questions with varying difficulty. The first quizzer to buzz in and answer the question correctly gains points for their team. Season runs Fall to Spring.
SPEED THE LIGHT
Speed the Light is the student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides much-needed equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 180 countries around the world.
The concept is simple: we give so others can speed the light of the gospel to a world in darkness. This is accomplished by providing the “essential transportation and creative communication” equipment for missionary evangelism. Through modern transportation, radio, television, print, audio, and digital equipment, our missionaries can help make Jesus known.
Donald J. Galade
Associate/ Youth Pastor (Hazleton)
Donald J. (DJ) Galade grew up in the Hazleton area and actually began attending Faith Church when he was 11. After receiving a call to ministry and completing school at Northeast Ministry School, he now serves on staff as an Associate/Youth Pastor since 2018. He married his wife Autumn Galade in 2020, and she now serves as Faith Church's worship leader.
He strives to create a dynamic and relevant ministry students want to be a part of. To equip and enable students to take ownership of and use their gifts on a regular bases. To develop a culture of transparent, sincere worship that permeates lives. To instill Biblical teaching in students; so they know what they believe and can defend it. To facilitate the growth of ACTIVE faith. And, to have fun!
Youth Pastor (Weatherly)
Kelly grew up in Nesquehoning, PA with an extensive church background.
Kelly has been married to her wonderful husband Mark for over 20 years
and has two awesome, adult daughters Samantha and Alexandra. Kelly
has experience with ministry at all ages but most of her background is in
youth ministry. Kelly also has a passion for missions and has been to the
Yukon, Alaska multiple times to spread the Gospel to the teens of the local
villages. Kelly is currently enrolled in Global University’s Berean School of
the Bible. Kelly feels that personal connection and practical teaching is the
way to train up today’s youth. Giving the youth a safe place to experience
the Love of Christ, learn the Word of God and allow Him to transform their
hearts will build a firm foundation for the rest of their lives. She wants the
teens to live fully devoted lives to Christ, have a heart for service, and show
the light of God wherever they go.