I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29: 11
This scripture forms a basis for our ministry to children & families. We work to help people become whole in their Christian walk.
Abel Carrico is our Christian Life Director. He is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has served as a youth minister and missionary. He and his wife, Nicole, are an energetic couple who love Jesus and both graduated from Hiwassee College, where they have been ministering to college students and young adults. Both have a heart for people and a passion to share the joy and good news of Christ. Abel will bring God’s message of grace, hope and healing into the daily lives of our children. We don’t force religious participation on our young people, but we do emphasize Christ’s love as part of our daily programming.
The Minister of Christian Life, supported by the efforts of our staff, helps develop programs and activities that encourage the strengthening of our spiritual lives so staff might have the inner strength and solid character to serve, and so our children and youth will become aware of the spiritual resources available to them and their families.
Christian life activities include worship services on Sundays, weekly Bible studies, prayer, special events with a spiritual impact and a message that no matter what our past may have been, God offers hope for our future through His Son, Jesus Christ.