Adriel desires to provide for children holistically. Not only are their physical needs met, but they have opportunities for education, therapy, and spiritual development while part of our program.
Our on campus ministry is two fold: small groups and community connections.
Our Campus Chaplain offers a one hour lesson with each of the six homes every week. During these lesson times, our youth have been storying through the Bible and seeing how each story relates to God’s bigger plan and what He reveals about His character. Our youth are spiritually hungry and are genuine about their interests and questions about the Lord.
Every Wednesday we have an on campus worship service called Adriel Live (click on the link to see Adriel Live dates and participating churches) put on by local churches. The evening generally involves worship through music, an interactive element (game, demonstration, or skit), a message, and snack. We have had over 14 churches participate over the past two years! This weekly gathering is an opportunity for our youth to feel connected to the greater Church Body and a chance to use their social skills to meet new people. Those in our community also have a chance to worship with our youth and serve locally. This program has been a huge success, and when most people join us for an evening they ask: “When can we come back?!” We are always looking for new churches or small groups who can put on a simple evening. This service doesn’t require elaborate planning, but a genuine love for the Lord and willingness to give the blessing of presence.
If you are interested in joining in an Adriel Live either by attendance or hosting an evening, please contact Erin Dye, Campus Chaplain for further information.
Email: email@example.com or call 937-465-0010
CLICK HERE to see the most up to date Adriel Live schedule.
About our Campus Chaplain:
Erin Dye is a West Liberty native who returned with her husband, Alex, to serve in the community in 2010. She received a Bachelor in Psychology from a Christian liberal arts school, Milligan College, in Johnson City, TN. With a desire to meet the needs in the community, Erin first became interested in Adriel as it is a beautiful example of Matthew 25:40 when Christ says “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me.” Alex is the associate pastor at Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Erin became licensed for chaplaincy in June 2012 through the Ohio Conference extension of the Mennonite Church. For more about Ohio Conference and ministerial credentialing CLICK HERE.