INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CURRENT GATHERINGS

Grace Youth

Grace Youth envisions raising up Godly and committed disciples of Jesus who will make a positive influence in their families, schools and community. It is our goal to create a safe and caring environment where young people are nurtured in their faith, held accountable, and trained and prepared to take part in helping fulfill the Great Commission. We strive to grow deeper in our love for God and for people.

Who Can Join?

Grace Youth is for students born from 2003 to 2011 (10-17+) and primarily meets together in 2 groups based on age:

JUNIOR HIGH - for those born between 2008 to 2011 (10-13)
SENIOR HIGH - for those born between 2003 to 2007 (14-17+) 

When Do We Gather?

We currently gather regularly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm for the 3 weeks of each month and take 1 week off. 

On the off week, instead of gathering on Thursday, we meet up on the weekend for socials & bigger events. 

For more information, email youth@gracechurchabudhabi.com

Our Leaders

 

 Ben & Holly Smith

 

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Holly and I are from opposite sides of the US, Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and California. We met in Bible school and have been blessed with two daughters, Cecilia and Rosalie, who are both part of Grace Youth. We live our lives with a passion to see others come to know the joy of knowing God through Jesus Christ (Psalm 16:11).

 Nathaly Navarro

 

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I am from El Salvador, Central America. I came to Abu Dhabi in January 2016 for a job opportunity in Aviation. God has used my time in the desert to bring me closer to Him. Now I am looking forward to use this time to bring the younger generation closer to God, share His word and help them grow in their faith. (Psalm 91:1-16)

 Louis Hager

 

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I joined my wife Rejane here in Abu Dhabi after our wedding in 2018. I was born and raised in South Africa, where I was lucky to be brought up by God fearing parents in a christian community. I had the privilege of serving in full time ministry in South Africa. Rejane and I was happy to find a faith community in Grace church. I became a passionate follower of Christ through the love and guidance of my parents and a group of passionate mentors who loved me enough to show me what it meant to be a follower of Jesus, I strive to love people enough to do the same. (Acts 1:6-9).

 Kyle Germaine

 

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Heather and I come from the great mountain home of East Tennessee in the States.  We are blessed to have come from families who dedicated their lives to the work of Christ and passed the same convictions on to us.  We are in the UAE because of my work in the Aviation Defense Industry.  I am young at heart and have a passion to see youth blessed with the same leadership and direction in Christ I was given growing up.  (Isaiah 40:30-31)

 Isidora Strugar

 

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I am from Serbia. I came to Abu Dhabi to develop my career as a personal trainer , but God had better plan for me. His plan was to save me in Abu Dhabi. Being so blessed by his grace I would like to share with youth my experience with Jesus Christ our Lord. And as a trainer I would like to advise youth how to nourish their bodies that God gave them. My favourite verse is Ephesians 1:4.

 Katalina Yambao

 

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Coming to know Jesus during my teenage years made a huge impact in my life. It is my desire to "pay it forward" to the next generation by helping them build their personal relationship with Jesus, disciple them and provide the safe space for them to navigate the complexities of this season of their lives.

 

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