The greatest sense of achievement in ministry comes when a youth leader sees young people resolve their search for identity and belonging by making a commitment to enter into a life long relationship with God and inviting Jesus Christ to be Lord of their lives.
AYS activities are grouped as follows:
- Up-reach features – Morning watch, Bible year, Encounter Series, Prayer Groups, AY Week of Prayer
- Educational features – Youth Ministry training course, Senior AY Book Club Award, Master Guide Club, AY Leadership Club and Activities, Nature Clubs, AY Heritage of Truth Awards, AY Silver Award, AY Gold Award
- Outreach features – AY Congresses and Rallies, AY Voice of Youth, Prayer and Personal Worker’s Group, Christian Help Group, Koinonia, Literature and Correspondence Groups, Other Witnessing Groups, Ingathering Singing Groups, Temperance Team, Community and Disaster Service.
- Fellowship features – Society Social Gatherings, Senior AY Camps, Young Married Couples Club, Recreational Occasions.
AYS members are categorized into regular members, associate members and honorary members. Regular members include young people 16 to 31 years of age who are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in good and regular standing and who desire to engage in active service for Christ. Young people who are not members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church but who have Christian ideals and desire to be associated with the young people of the church in missionary work can be accepted as Associate members. Adult members of the church who support the youth may enroll as Honorary members.
Magomeni SDA Church has a vibrant group of young people who are engaged in AYS activities. In addition, the Master Guides are used as resource persons for training other clubs and for teaching children classes.
Children in jovial mood as they present their program at the climax of the 2012 Magomeni District camp meeting.
Elder Mussa Kajanja (left), Pastor Georghe Razmerita (centre) and Dr Mpoki Ulisubisya (right) in one of the sessions during the 2012 camp meeting for Magomeni District.
The church at worship, following attentively as Pastor Jonas Singo (not in the picture) preaches in the Kiswahili Service on 6th October 2012
Some members of the Path Finders Club as they prepare to minister in the English Service on 22 September 2012