One of the most exciting revelations that comes from reading the Bible is that it is not just a book full of rules and regulations. But rather, it is the primary way by which God develops a relationship with His kids.
It is His letter of love, to you, from cover to cover.
It is full of history, poetry and prophecy, all woven together to communicate the core message of the Author, in a wonderful and undeniable way.
And here is that message, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
The greatest adventure that any human can have is to know and enjoy God, through His word.
For 175 years, the YMCA has enjoyed and employed a rich heritage and history surrounding its Christian mission.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our identity is clearly “Christian.”
Our audience is clearly “all.”
As a Christian organization, we want to put our principles into practice, in an endeavor to serve, to love and to care for all within our community. Specifically, helping people to be healthy spiritually, as well as mentally and physically. That’s why we offer Bible Study, and opportunities for service, on a regular basis.
In some ways, being healthy spiritually is similar to being healthy physically. Good food and good exercise are vital.
In the Bible, God says in Deuteronomy 8:3, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
God’s word is good, spiritual food.
And, Galatians 5:13-14 says, “Serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Serving, loving and caring for your neighbor is good, spiritual exercise.
The YMCA, through its Chaplain Program, gives you the opportunity to do both. Bible Study is offered on a regular basis and so is the opportunity to serve your community, to love your neighbor.
We are here to help you to be healthy spiritually, as well as physically and mentally.
That is our mission.
If we can be of service to you in any way, or you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Chaplain Dominic Dinger