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Refuge   Youth   Ministries

Here, youth are given the opportunity to interact with peers of varying backgrounds, in fellowship, discovery, and service to others. Together they will participate in activities designed to entertain, teach, and mature them.

Youth Group


Every Friday RYM combines two essential elements to the healthy development of mature adults: the teachings of Jesus and the ability to have fun as they grow. Generally, a regular Friday youth service includes half an hour of hang-out time, followed by the occasional group game (never embarrassing or mortifying!), a time for worship, and a message from Pastor Tom or a guest speaker. Another period of fellowship follows the message before the service ends at 9 pm.

RYM also holds special Friday night events during the year such as theme nights and the annual Neewollah (say it backwards) party. The youth also participate in other larger events, including camping trips, the 25 Hour Famine, New York District Youth Convention, and various church outreach opportunities.

Refuge Youth Ministries provides many youth the chance to feel accepted, form a relationship with Jesus, and grow in their walk with Him. But in their journey to spiritual and mental maturity, they are encouraged to embrace their age and have fun.

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Deep Bible Study


On Wednesday nights, youth have the opportunity to develop their walk with Jesus by attending Deep Bible Study, which takes place from 7 - 8:15 pm. This study can take the form of a supplement to the sermon from the past Friday's youth group, or it could serve as an opportunity for youth to get a fresh look at a new book of the Bible, from Romans to Proverbs. We suggest that youth bring their Bible so that they can take part in group readings of passages, which are followed by explanation and discussion. This is a great opportunity for teens to learn about Jesus in a focused but relaxed atmosphere. Bible Study meets at Pastor Tom and Katie's house.

Service Times & Directions

Sunday Worship Service

Sunday: 10:30 am - 11:45 pm

Nepali Worship Service

Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

African Worship Service

Sunday: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Men, Women, & Youth Bible Studies

Wednesday: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Refuge Youth Group

Friday: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

African Worship Service Saturday

Saturday: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Destiny Christian Center
514 Turtle Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 474-0251