Students in Grades 6-12 | 11:00am Sunday Mornings
Reaching Young People With The Gospel
When joining a church, parents are right to ask, “Do they have anything here for my kids?” Christian parents know firsthand that the world has many deadly temptations, and they are right to want a church that can help their kids live godly lives in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. We long to see young people who resist the temptations of this world and who use their lives sacrificially to build the kingdom of God. We’re convinced this comes about through the teaching and community of the whole church.
The most important components in our “youth ministry” are parents. The Bible makes it clear that the primary responsibility for training children to be like Jesus belongs to the parents (specifically the fathers). The book of Ephesians says, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4, ESV). That means, the primary person in teaching a child that Jesus was the Savior of the world is dad. It also means the one who needs to teach his children how to eat with prostitutes and tax collectors without sinning, like Jesus did, is dad.
Through Sunday School Classes
Seeing the benefit of having our youth gather each Sunday to sit under the teaching of God’s word together, we also provide both Middle and High School classes each Sunday at the 11:00 am service.
Through Worship Gatherings
The center of our Worship Gatherings is the teaching of the Bible. As we gather to sing the Word, to pray the Word, to listen to the Word, and to watch the Word (in baptism & the Lord’s Supper), we believe young people will get so much of the training, teaching, and encouragement they need to follow Christ.
Through Gospel Community Groups
We believe a vital part of growing up is learning to interact in community with people from all walks of life. Maturity means honoring your parents publicly and privately (Eph. 6:1-4). It means learning how to submit to the Elders of the Church (1 Peter 5:5). It means learning how to treat younger women and older men (1 Tim. 5:1-2). We desire to see young people and older people interacting and learning how to love one another in Christ.
Through One-on-One Relationships
One of the wonderful blessings of community is close, personal relationships. It is truly a precious thing when two Christians begin to meet to encourage one another, or so that one person can disciple the other. We love to see older women meeting with younger women, and older men meeting with younger men.