Insyder: Nathaniel Molter
Youth Pastor’s Name: Nathaniel Molter
Youth Group’s Name: ALUPC Youth
Church’s Name: Apostolic Lighthouse
Where: Farmington, MO
InsideOut: How many students are in your youth group?
Nathaniel Molter: 12-15
IO: What is their average age?
IO: What is the coolest event that you have put together for your group?
NM: I guess you really would have to ask my youth, but my favorite things have been camping, boating, and going to amusement parks. We also have a paintball trip planned this spring that the girls seem to be the most excited about. Very Funny! Nothing like seventy-five pound, fourteen-year-old girls acting like Rambo.
IO: What does your group do for outreach?
NM: We have knocked doors and done the typical things, but our most effective means has been working hard to include non-church friends in everything we do.
IO: What do you do to disciple those that join your group?
NM: I try to be available for anything they may need or any questions they may have; and I have really enjoyed one-on-one and small group Bible studies.
IO: What is your group’s claim to fame?
NM: Hard to say; but since you’re asking me, I think it is the fact that my youth really work hard to be a group.
IO: Is there a “hangout” for your group outside of church?
NM: Definitely—a basement of one of our church members and the parents’ home of one of my youth seem to get frequent use.
IO: Do you do crowd breakers?
IO: When does your group regularly meet?
NM: Besides getting together during the week, we have a youth service once a month, some kind of fun non-service event once a month, and a larger trip or special function every couple of months.
IO: Do you have a youth choir?
NM: Kind of—depends on how many of them I can talk into singing.
IO: What kind of music does your group like?
NM: My youth group is so diversified—I won’t even try to answer that other than saying they all like songs about God.
IO: If you could narrow it do to one song, what would be your group’s favorite anthem?
NM: Hard to pick just one, but I guess I would say “How Great is Our God.”
IO: Does your group have a worship band?
NM: No, but we’re working on it. I have a girl who is working on the guitar, and I am trying my best to get another youth interested in the drums.
IO: If so, what style of music do they play?
NM: At the moment, probably “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
IO: Is the ministry emphasis of your group more evangelistic or discipleship?
NM: I hope both.
IO: Do you have a prayer meeting for youth?
NM: Yes—one of the best things we do.
IO: How many people are on your youth leadership team?
IO: What is the vision for your student ministry?
NM: Get More of Us!
IO: What is the question that we’ve missed, and what would be the answer?
NM: The only thing that I haven’t said is that I consider myself to be extremely lucky to be able to work with such an amazing group that is filled with awesome young people. I really am!