What Happens on a Typical CY Night?
CY Praise (7-8pm)
The first half of our night, is called "CY Praise". During CY Praise, we spend time together worshipping God through music, fellowshipping with one another through games and encouraging one another through prayer. We'll also give announcements about upcoming events and read God's word together before Bible studies.
Bible Studies (8-9.30pm)
The second half of the night is spent studying and applying God's word. Each term we study a different book of the Bible to see what we can learn about Jesus, and how this might change and transform the way we live our lives. Study groups are divided by gender and school grade. After study groups, we spend time eating some supper and sharing our lives with one another!
Occasionally during the school term, we'll have special topical nights to learn about different aspects of the Christian life, and have evangelistic events for the CYers to invite friends to hear about Jesus. We also go to KYCK in April as our annual youth camp, and encourage the youth to come Cornerstone's Getaway - our annual church camp in September.
As a youth ministry, we are devoted to the young people in our church, their friends, and those outside of our community who join our youth group.
As God’s revelation of Himself and His divine plan of salvation through Jesus Christ, there is no better way to know God than through studying His Word.
Both between leaders and youth, youth and youth, and their parents.
Whole Person Worship
Through music, through prayer, through fellowship, through service, through all of life in each and every situation.
God’s Enabling Holy Spirit
Full reliance on the Spirit to help us do what we cannot do ourselves.
Since it is God who grows people, we must commit the youth to Him in prayer, interceding and praying for them continually.
God has united all people in Christ. Our unity is expressed by being partners in the gospel and sharing in God’s mission.
As a ministry of Cornerstone Presbyterian Community Church, CY supports and owns the vision of the church. We want to act as a feeder of passionate young adults into the church, who see the importance of discipleship, mission and church planting in contributing to God’s mission in the world.
CY is a place where CYers can bring their non-Christian friends to encounter God, hear about the salvation that comes through Jesus, and respond in faith and works. We want to see the friends of CYers brought to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus, have them firmly grounded in the Word and secured in a Christian community where they will continue to grow after graduating from school.
Maturity in Christ
The vision of CY is to see the youth at Cornerstone matured in Christ, passionate about God and His mission, grounded in the Word, faith and assurance of salvation so as to go out and make disciples of all nations, serving God with their whole lives wherever they may end up. At CY, we are not content with just salvation or education – we want to see transformation and sanctification in the lives of the youth that we minister to.
We want the youth to become the next generation of church planters, preachers, teachers, elders and leaders of the church – serving through whatever gifts God has given them in order to further gospel ministry in Sydney, Australia and the world.