CedarCreek launches teen abstinence campaignWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
CedarCreek Church is hosting “My God Made Sex,” a campaign for high school students.
“There are a lot of things that are trying to get high school students’ attention these days. Different messages about sex and each individual’s sexuality,” said Pastor Mike Knisley of the Whitehouse campus. “The Bible has some positive things to teach us, and this campaign is designed to catch teenagers attention.”
The abstinence campaign is designed to educate youth about what the Bible says about sex and sexuality.
“We care about students. There are a lot of voices to express or define sexuality which are potentially misleading and in some cases harmful,” said Ben Snyder, youth director of CedarCreek.
“Sex is bigger than you think. There’s a lot of opinions about what that means,” he said. “God is the one who made sex and he has something to say about it.”
The program is part of the church’s special youth service, Vertical. Vertical is a specifically designed service for high school students that revolves around issues they deal with daily, Snyder said.
Online materials for parent encourage at-home discussion.
“Sex is a difficult subject for any family to bring up because of baggage or fear. This program initiates discussion,” Snyder said.
My God Made Sex is hosted at all three CedarCreek locations and is open to all high school students. The program is a two session installment with its second session May 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.myGodmadesex.com.