Joy with Christ
The primary objective of Fellowship Rouge Youth is to cultivate deep and abiding JOY in Christ, which is unparalleled in its transformative power for the Christian life. It is those who find their joy in Christ who can apply their knowledge of God to their everyday lives. This is only made possible by the transformative and regenerative work of the Spirit in salvation resulting in a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17) and a personal relationship with Christ.
Without this, youth will have theoretical and theological understanding, but lack the necessary strength and conviction to live out their beliefs. As the Bible reminds us, "the joy of the Lord is our strength" (Nehemiah 8:10).
Those who simply know what to do but have never tasted the sweetness of a relationship with Christ struggle to abide in the vine as Jesus taught in John 15. To them, the obedience that flows from abiding in Christ (John 15:10) is not fuelled by joy in Christ but rather religious obligation, duty, and the expectations of others, and is a heavy and legalistic burden.
The light yoke that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 11:29-3 is the burden lifted when our obedience is as an expression of our delight in God and walking with Christ. For this reason, gospel transformation and the "complete joy" that Jesus promised to those who abide (John 15:11) is our number one goal at Fellowship Rouge Youth.