To encourage a pure life style through abstinence, self-control, and self- discipline.
Encourage the youth to live a life that would represent the Kingdom of God in speech, life, love, faith, and purity.
True Love Waits (TLW) was created to encourage moral purity by adhering to biblical principles. This youth-based campaign utilizes positive peer pressure by encouraging those who make a commitment to refrain from pre-marital sex to challenge their peers to do the same and walk in kingdom principles.
Our Youth Ministry personalized the TLW program by developing a weekend advance. The TLW Advance consists of spending several days at a regional camp; engaging in structured activities to build self-esteem, enhance team building, self-control and self-discipline. Facilitators are frank and direct using contemporary language; teens are separated according to age and sex for appropriate discussions. Teens are paired with accountability partners to encourage each other to walk it out. The TLW Advance will culminate in a Call to Purity Ring Ceremony where youth take a voluntary stand to a call of not only sexual purity, but also a building of self-control and self-discipline to a kingdom lifestyle of structure and accountability by taking a True Love Waits pledge. Many will signify their pledge with a special TLW ring, worn as a daily reminder of their commitment.
The annual TLW Advance is open to teens 13yrs to 17yrs of age.
True Love Waits pledge:
Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate, and my future children to a lifetime of purity including sexual abstinence from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship; I am a Royal descendant and I will live as a representative and heir of the Royal Family in the Kingdom of God influencing others to do the same.