Youth Website



Be Set Apart


But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
- 1 Peter 2:9

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”
– Ephesians 1:3-4


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Welcome to Chosen Youth!


Ages 12-18


Thursdays at 7:00-9:00pm


Room 208 - Upstairs
International House of Prayer NW
33320 1st Way S. Bldg. A
Federal Way, WA 98023

ElyseElyse Finlay

Director of Youth Ministries

Elyse has been the administrative assistant at the International House of Prayer NW since 2011, and has served as a youth leader since late 2012. She has a passion to see youth thrive in the knowledge of who God is and the freedom of His design for their lives.


Worship - The foremost commandment is to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. When our identity is rooted in this primary love relationship, we are set free to live confidently from the place of love, instead of trying to obtain His love. This foundation begins with posturing our hearts in worship -- giving Him the glory He is due, and being ready to receive His love and direction.

(verses: Exodus 20:2; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Mark 12:28-31)


Family - We are members of one another - one body under the headship of Christ. One of our primary demonstrations of love for Him is in our relationships with one another. As we cultivate a safe atmosphere of trust and vulnerability, we are strengthened as individuals, and empowered to fulfill the calling He has put on our lives to love Him and love others.

(verses: 1 Cor. 12:12-27; Ephesians 4:1-6, 5:30)

 Be Set Apart

Intercession - Because we have been chosen before the foundation of the world, and are seated with Jesus in heavenly places because of His work on the cross, we have been given the same authority as Jesus and are invited to partner with Him in bringing His kingdom to earth. The primary way we are invited to accomplish this is through intercession: asking God for His perspective and wisdom and agreeing with His purposes, by which He chooses to release power in the spiritual realm to accomplish His will. This position of authority is granted by His favor alone, and is rooted in intimacy with Him.

(verses: Matt. 28:18-20; Eph. 1:4, 20-23, 2:4-6)

Messengers - We are invited further to partner with the Lord as His representatives on the earth. As we grow in friendship with the Holy Spirit, we connect our hearts to his in intercession, and allow Him to lead us to be His messengers of light and truth in a dark and broken world. We not only receive love, but we give it away in works prepared for us before the foundation of the world.

(verses: Matt. 18:18-20, 2 Cor. 5:14-15)

White Elephant Christmas Party!

 December 17th

Bring a small gift to share - make it as silly or serious as you want! - and a snack to share. Or just come as you are and enjoy a time of fellowship to celebrate the gift of Jesus in our lives!

Pizza + Youth Worship + Parent Night

March 31st, 2016

First, we feast on pizza.

Youth are invited into the worship briefing time and to participate in singing, playing an instrument, or leading prayer.

Parents are invited to join us to discuss the direction of the youth group, pray together, and grow in fellowship with our youth staff.

An online place for Chosen Youth to share life! (ask Elyse for password: