"Where there is no vision the people perish" -Proverbs 29:18
There are five elements that continually drive every aspect of our student ministry. We desire to consistently implement these biblical elements into our teen’s lives.
- Introduce: Fulfilling God's purpose of Evangelism (Acts 1:8)
A huge part of our heart and passion for ministry lies in unsaved students. These students, though often overlooked, are just as important to the Lord as godly students. We believe it is essential for our ministry to focus on this un-reached group, present the gospel to them through relevant means, and introduce them to a saving belief in Christ.
- Growth: Fulfilling God's purpose of Discipleship (Heb. 6:1; Matt. 28:18-20)
Every student needs to grow spiritually. Part of our purpose is to provide students with an environment where they will be encouraged and aided toward spiritual maturity in Christ. These opportunities can be found at youth group, small groups, & Bible studies.
- Lifestyle: Fulfilling God's purpose of Worship (Romans 12:1)
Worship, more than singing, includes many aspects. It includes praying (Ps. 95:6), hearing the Word (John 17:17; Deut. 31:11), giving (1 Cor. 16:1-2), baptizing (Rom. 6:3-4), meditating (Hab. 2:20), partaking of the Lord's Supper (1 Cor. 11:23-26), and more. Each of these are just as important as musical worship and need to be approached and implemented as such since worship is more accurately an approach to life than an act on Sunday mornings.
- Relationships: Fulfilling God's purpose of Fellowship (Eph. 2:19)
God made humans very relational. A large majority of effective ministry takes place within the context of personal relationships with students. We believe it is vitally important for students to be plugged into a group of peers and adults where they can establish relationships of godly influences. Part of our purpose is introducing students to such influential people.
- Service: Fulfilling God's purpose of Ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12)
Every student has been blessed with spiritual gifts provided by God for the edification of others. Students of any age are able to use those gifts in service to God and others. When each of their unique gifts are implemented, both the ministry and the student will grow.