Providing opportunities for youth, young adults and their families to grow in their relationship with the Creator
Our discipleship initiatives vary each year according to the needs and desires of our youth and families. In pursuing spiritual growth and healing as a diverse community, we strive to be led by our values of reconciliation and cultural humility. Current and past programs include:
Camps & Retreats
These are a huge highlight of the year! Camps and retreats are an opportunity for deeper connection and spiritual growth as youth feel safe to be vulnerable. In collaboration with partners such as Camp Qwanoes, Reality Church Day Camp, North America Indigenous Ministries, New Beginnings Church, and Union Gospel Mission, we support all aspects of the camp experience: help with costs and registration, equipment loans, transportation, and chaperoning. Our youth and families treasure the new friendships, beloved traditions, and opportunity to get out of the city that this unique form of discipleship brings.
Bible Study & Mentorship
We nurture both spiritual and personal growth through activities such as small groups, discussion groups, and 1-on-1 mentorship with staff and volunteers. We value the contributions of cultural mentors, hosting Indigenous Christian leaders to share about their integration of faith and culture. We also encourage leadership development through service opportunities (including past trips with YWAM Homes of Hope) and training programs at Camp Qwanoes.
Many of our youth and families desire connection with a faith community. Reality Church has been one of our main partners over the years. We have helped connect individuals with rides to church, and partnered with local youth groups that provide safe, loving spaces for our teens to gather on weekends.
From celebrating baptisms to supporting funerals both spiritually and practically, Inner Hope staff and volunteers walk with community members through life’s highs and lows. Residents in The Home have support on their spiritual journey through relationships with the House Parents and Cultural Mentors.