About TNT Youth Ministry
In August of 2000, Ephrata Mennonite Church, now known as Alive Church Ephrata, began a parking lot outreach ministry for community youth. The outreach met ever Thursday night, drawing well over 100 young people. This outreach soon became known as TNT or “Thursday Night Thing”. Over the years, TNT grew from being known as a Thursday night outreach into a much broader vision. No longer is TNT a church program but an independent, non-profit organization who has developed multiple youth center locations, is ministering on public school campuses, and offering pastoral counseling to youth, marriages and families.
Above all, TNT has a heart to transform young lives by sharing the loving message of Jesus Christ. To accomplish this, we focus on earning the right to be heard by building relationships and showing that we deeply care about people’s lives and hearts. At our youth centers TNT provides fun activities, group games, devotions, and small group times. On the public school campus we provide a servant’s heart, helping students meet academic and relationship goals.
All in all, TNT is all about transformation. Our desire is for youth and adults to experience the love, joy, and hope that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe that loving Jesus and loving others is truly what the kingdom of God is all about.
Our VISION is to see transformed students bring hope to their families, peers, schools, and communities with the saving power and love of Christ.
Our MISSION is to build trusting relationships to ignite faith and transform students for Christ on school campuses and their communities.
Prayer - Petition God for spiritual transformation for students, schools, and communities
Build - Build healthy, trusting relationships to gain influence to be able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to disciple students in Biblical values
Pursue - Walk alongside and invite students to faith in Jesus Christ and encourage students to connect to the Church
Empower - Provide tools and opportunities for students to fulfill the great commission