It is my passion and hope that our youth ministries department may work to serve, support and resource you in 2013. I personally want to encourage and partner alongside your youth ministry as we are part of the Socal team together. We have a variety of events happening in 2013 that I would love for you to be part of:
Be sure to take a look at our Calendar of Events to plan ahead for all upcoming 2014 events. You can find our calendar below by clicking here.
Looking forward to connecting with you!
Tom Hammel – District Youth Director
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Tom Hammel has a passion to see young people called to ministry. Having been given the opportunity to preach when he was fifteen Tom was trained in an environment that believed in seeing young people empowered. He has served at churches of various sizes and currently fills the position of Youth Director for the SoCal Network. Tom is responsible for Youth Ministries & Next Gen Ministries.Tom's passions are to raise up young leaders and see young people discover their calling and purpose.
Next Generation Ministries encompasses young adults from ages 19-29. It is our goal to equip young adults to be the Next Generation Church. Therefore, we strive to create multiple environments programmed to engage the Next Generation and allow them to grow at their own level. While we want to create a fun-filled ministry, our greatest hope and prayer is that young adults experience life transformation together in community. After students graduate from high-school, they step into the realm of college or begin a career. Next Gen ministry supports and encourages spiritual growth of these young adults through community based events and training. We hope you will consider joining us for our October Next Gen Encounter.
Meet the Speakers:
George Wood is a Pentecostal minister. Since August 2007, he has been the General Superintendent of the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States of America (AG) and has been Chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, since 2008.
For 17 years he was pastor of Newport-Mesa Christian Center in Costa Mesa, California. From 1965 until 1971, he was director of Spiritual Life and Student Life at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.
Check out this clip below of Dr. Wood:
Mission 1:11 is a third world outreach program that trains, equips and teaches students and young adults in a practical manner to reach individuals for Christ. Their hands on training towards ministering in foreign countries is phenomenal. Their focus is to bring Christ to those in need while serving communities in a plethora of ways.
Alberto Bello and his family minister in West Los Angeles at Clarity Santa Monica Church . Alberto is a seasoned communicator who combines life-experiences from his past with new-found Love for God, resulting in a unique ability to reach people right where they are. Alberto is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God and serves on various leadership committees for the Southern California District AOG.
Speed The Light
What is Speed the Light?
Speed the Light (STL) 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. Since its beginning, STL has raised over $253 million for missionary equipment around the world.
Speed the Light began in 1944 after Ralph Harris, then head of the National Youth Ministries department, prayed for a way to give A/G students the opportunity to help missionaries in their work. Now, by providing ministry equipment to our missionaries, STL is training the young people of America to develop individual ownership of the Great Commission as they help our missionaries spread the gospel message to the lost.
Today, Speed the Light is one of the most effective youth missions ministries in the world. Assemblies of God students have accepted a great responsibility to voluntarily sacrifice and raise funds to purchase the equipment. STL operates with one guiding principle: All assistance must go to purchase equipment directly related to evangelism. STL equipment has not been nor is presently given for promotion, solicitation, or normal administrative functions.
If our missionaries are going to get to where the lost live, it will be because of Speed the Light. Every missionary in the Assemblies of God will at some point fly, drive, or float to their destination in transportation that has been provided to them by our churches and students through Speed the Light. Airplanes, cars, vans, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, buses, boats, horses, camels, donkeys, wheel barrows, etc., if it has wheels or hooves and can carry a missionary to a country, city, town, village, or under a card board box where someone is waiting to hear about Jesus, Speed the Light has provided it.
We give so our missionaries can travel faster, preach clearer, and be heard louder, in order that that Heaven might be a bigger place…filled with people from every nationality, color, and tribe who have accepted Him as their Savior.
What are Speed the Light Summits?
STL Summits - Every year a variety of churches around Southern California take part in youth rallies that involve multiple youth groups that come together to raise and pledge funds towards our overseas and home missionaries. We love and appreciate our missionaries and all they do in reaching those in need of Christ here in the United States and beyond! Check out the STL Summit calendar and see when a rally will be happening in your area that you can be part of. These youth rallies offer a great way to connect with fellow youth groups in your geographic area and learn about the missionary your section is lending aid to.
We would love for you to participate in serving our missionaries as they carry the gospel. 100% of all donations fund our missionaries. NO percentages are taken off in order for all our missionaries to receive full funds. In addition, if you would like to donate, we would prefer that you do not utilize a credit card since percentages are removed with each transaction and we want our missionaries to receive complete funds. Today, Speed the Light is one of the most effective youth missions ministries in the world. Assemblies of God students have accepted a great responsibility to voluntarily sacrifice and raise funds to purchase the equipment. STL operates with one guiding principle: All assistance must go to purchase equipment directly related to evangelism.STL equipment has not been nor is presently given for promotion, solicitation, or normal administrative functions.
If you would like to make a donation please send cash or a check made out to: Socal Network or STL to: 17951, Cowan Irvine 92614. Attn STL
Please partner with us in helping our missionaries.
Do you really want to disciple your youth, your teen? Let someone who has been in the Assemblies of God for 54-years make the claim that Bible Quiz is the greatest discipleship ministry for our youth in the Assemblies of God (or anywhere for that matter). The world is being much too successful in imprinting its values, its patterns for life (or as the Word of God describes it, values and patterns for death) on our youth, our teens, don’t you agree? We need to imprint God’s values, God’s pattern for life (eternal life) on our youth, our teens, don’t you think?