Children / Teen
Based in a western suburb of Minneapolis, Ablaze. is a youth ministry that definitely exists for a reason. We are not just a hang-out for youth that provides various forms of entertainment from time to time. We are a serious (yet fun) ministry to youth...by youth.
Ablaze exists to REACH non-believing students, to ASSOCIATE them with other Christians, to help them GROW in their faith, and to challenge the growing to EXALT God with their lives and OUTREACH into the world around them.
We believe very much in evangelism -- that is sharing our testimonies with people who don't live for Jesus in hopes that they will come to a personal relationship with Him. We believe that Jesus died on the cross and when He did, He took every sin that you and I have ever committed upon Himself.
Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." You, me, the pastor at the church, the politician in office, the rabbi in the synagogue -- all of us have sinned. And because we have sinned we need a savior. Romans 5:8 says, "While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 6:23 says, "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life." If you have sinned, you deserve Hell. But God has provided a way out of that. And that way is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself said, "I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
You need Jesus and I need Jesus. Life without Him just isn't worth living!