Seeking Together a New Direction
S.T.A.N.D. Ministry began in February of 2001. S.T.A.N.D. Ministry has evolved from the spiritual opportunities that H.H.Y.S. has always offered to its youth.
The current program was begun by Pastor Steve Crowl who says that this program is for those who are searching for a new direction and a new way of life. Programs include, two Chapel Services every Sunday morning, 9:00am at the Hermitage House Shelter and 11:00am at the Hermitage House Main Campus.
The newest program is "L ev8." L ev8 (elevate), is a weekly bible study that walks youth through God's word one book at a time. Boy's L ev8 at 7:45pm every Monday night. Girl's L ev8 at 6:30pm every Monday nights.
S.T.A.N.D. Ministry also offers Youth Group every Tuesday afternoon for our shelter clients. S.T.A.N.D. has had a positive effect in teaching the youth about treating others with respect, forgiving others, and how to become better individuals.
Participants have commented that, "It's a very upbeat way to teach us about the Bible and about Jesus," and "it provides a different look on life." The rapid growth in youth attendance attests to the popularity of the S.T.A.N.D. Program.