Christian Youth House Blog

We are a Christian ministry that takes care of children and youth. Established in Bethlehem this Christian Youth House serves as a shelter for Arab youth and their needs. We believe God is leading us to minister to these young people and have created several programs for them. There is much to be done. Please pray for us and for this ministry to be a blessing to the youth. If you have anything to share, please feel free to contact us. We will be glad to hear from you.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Our Statement of Faith

1. The Bible is inspired by God, inerrant in the original documents and of final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

2. There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3. The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin and is sinless perfect. His sacrifice is substitutionary and representative. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to his father's right hand, where he now ministers as our great high priest. He will come to rapture his church and subsequently return to reign over the earth.

4. Each member of the human race is fallen, sinful, and lost, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of man. Redemption is wholly by the blood of Christ, and salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit indwells the believer, who is thus empowered to live a godly life.

6. T
here will be a resurrection of the saved and of the lost, of the saved unto eternal life, and of the lost unto eternal and conscious judgment.

The Church began with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and is composed of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. These believers are united to him and to one another by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The Church's calling hope, and destiny are heavenly, and its chief functions are to glorify God and to witness for Christ until his return.

Christ, the risen head, is the giver of spiritual gifts to all believers. Gifted individuals such as evangelists, pastors and teachers are responsible to him for their service and they are given "for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ."

There are two Christian ordinances, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism by immersion signifies that the believer, having died with Christ, is buried with him in baptism and also is raised with Christ to walk in newness of life. The Lord's Supper is a memorial feast, instituted by the Lord himself exclusively for his own.

Every true child of God possesses eternal life and being justified, sanctified, and sealed with the Holy Spirit, is safe and secure for all eternity.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Meet Our Board Members

We have a board of 5 adults who are devoted to our Lord, Jesus Christ, and the spreading of His Word.

Let me intoduce them to you. They are:

  1. - Ziyad Bannoura

  2. - Lydia Khoury

  3. -Wisam Murkus

  4. - Hind Bannoura

  5. - Najla Azar.
They are all born again Christians and volunteers.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Welcome to Our Blog!

It was a real calling from God to me to establish this ministry in order to reach the youth and the kids in Bethlehem for Christ. This is
being done now with about 35 young people coming to the Youth House regularly.

We meet with them every Saturday at 4:30 in the afternoon. That is when we teach the word of God and good manners. We have been successful in keeping them away from the streets and potential problems.

This is very important! That is why that they have a safe place like this where they can spend their time in a useful way.