Nourishing our younger disciples into a community renewed by the gospel, created to enjoy God and love our neighbors
Our Heart Behind Youth Ministry
Scriptural - Our aim is to help our students know what the Word of God says so that they may develop a biblical worldview. We want them to have a biblical worldview because we want every aspect of their lives to be interpreted through the lens of Scripture.
Parental - Our aim is to compliment and encourage our parents as they nurture their students, not to be a substitute for parental discipleship. The best “youth ministry” occurs between godly parents and their student(s).
Relational - Our aim is to be among our students. Whether it’s taking a student to breakfast, going to eat lunch at their school, attending their sporting events or watching them sing in the school musical, we aim to be in the lives of our students. We want to earn the right to be heard by showing our students we care for them.
Discipleship-orientated - Our aim is to see our students become mature Christians rooted and grounded in grace. We pursue gradual spiritual growth rather than temporary spiritual highs. Spiritual highs are OK, but they are not the focus.
Intergenerational - Our aim is to help students get plugged into the church. We do not want them to merely have a connection to their peer group, but to connect to the generations above and below them. We want them to be mature Christians who appreciate their local church and to experience unity by being involved in the life of the church.
Covenantal - Our primary aim is ministering to the students and parents of this congregation, the students God has given us. This does not mean we ignore students who come from non-Christian families or that we do not reach out to non-members. Rather, as we focus on gathering and equipping our covenant students to worship in gospel-fellowship, we hope that our students will be the primary evangelists in their schools, on their teams, to their friends, and in the community and be eager to invite other students into our gospel-centered fellowship. We welcome and invite the unchurched and visitors to all things!