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Teens and Young Adults leading Peers to Christ!
The Rock & The Rose
Many of us walk thru life as a Rock, hard, cold, protective and isolated. We feel we have nothing to share or will open up only to those very close to us. Most teens come to this retreat arms folded, attitude intact, they will resist all attempts to reach them, cold, hard and Rock like - too cool for this stuff, too cool for God. Most, if not all, leave us as a Rose, Softer, more beautiful and reaching out, searching; for warmth and Sunlight and wanting to share inner beauty with others. While we retain our thorns, our petals are open and beautiful, we are open to those who want to get to know us, we share our lives and our God given beauty with all those around us, never knowing who is admiring us from a distance. At times we will close up into a ball, but with warmth and feeding we will immediately open to those who care enough to try. We come in many colors and look even better in bunches! Come, bring us your Rocks and we will share ourselves and thru God's love, turn some Rocks into Roses!
Steve Jarosz started in youth Ministry in 1997 and spent 20 years at St. Francis of Assisi until 2018 when he moved to Mary Help Of Christians to continue the Antioch retreat traditon and is now the Youth Minister at MHC Parish! All of our leaders are Fully vetted and background checked!
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Peer ministry! Teens leading peers to Christ!
6400 East Chelsea Street, Tampa, Florida 33610, United States