Program Emphasis

MidWeek: is the Wednesday night meeting of students.  Synergy is the principle that states that the power of two or more individuals is greater when working together, than the sum of their efforts individually.  The purpose of Synergy is to bring students together for the purpose of growing together in their faith.  This time will consist of worship, biblical teaching and the gospel presentation.  This time is meant for students to be challenged in their faith and provide opportunity to bring their friends who are lost to faith in Christ.

Sunday School: is a small group approach to learning God’s Word.  The students will be separated into High School and Middle School small groups.  This age defined grouping allows us to speak to student more specifically to topics of Scripture that relate to their current development in their faith.  When possible this time will also be separated by gender as found appropriate.

Disciple Now: is an event each year designed to make use of a small group setting to speak to specific topics of Scripture.  Students are broken up by age and gender into  homes for a weekend of bible study and discussion.  The weekend is usually held in the spring and covers the span of an entire weekend.  During this time students will be challenged in their faith and presented the Bible through effective methods that the weekend setting allows.

Retreats: each year we intend on having several weekend retreats.  These retreats allow students to get away from the normal schedule of life and get away from many of the things that can distract them from God.  In most cases these will occur over the span of a weekend.  Typically we have a middle school retreat in the fall and a high school retreat in the spring.  This setting allows us to get away and reflect upon God and His desired work in our lives.  This presents an opportunity for students to come to faith in Christ and grow in their relationship with God.

Youth Camp: is a weeklong camp held each year in the summer.  Students will travel to a camp setting where they will be challenged in their faith and share an experience with other students from other parts of the country.  The intent of camp is to get students away from the daily distractions that many times cause them to lose focus on what God desires for their lives.  Students are encouraged to bring their friends who are lost as the gospel will thoroughly be presented.  We have found this week to be one of the most fruitful events each year because of the opportunity it provides students to get away and meet with God.  This time not only impacts students in an individual basis, but also provides our students a time to solidify themselves as a student ministry.  Our student ministry is given the chance to come together and define themselves as a group called to reach their peers as an outreach of our church.

Mission Trip: each year it is our desire to take students on a mission trip designed specifically for them to be able reach people in a location different to their normal environment.  Students will be challenged to share their faith and work to help support those who reach that area continually.  Students who attend should be prepared to effectively present the gospel and be able to handle the strenuous demands of the trip.  The location of the trip will vary from local to international locations.  Our goal is to challenge students to be on mission in not only their community, but be aware of the global need of the gospel to be spread.

Sponsors: are adults who work alongside the student minister in an effort to help disciple students into maturity in their faith.  Student ministry does not work without these individuals.  It is through their work and dedication that we are able to reach students on a personal basis and help guide them in their walk of faith.