The youth ministry seeks to evangelize and disciple the youth in partnership and encouragement of their parents with the goal that they would know the gospel, treasure and worship God, and love the church family as we prepare them to represent Christ in the world ahead of them.
- To evangelize and disciple the youth. (Matt. 28:18-20, Eph. 4:15-16)
We don’t assume that the youth are saved because they’ve grown up in the church. We will preach and strive to clearly explain the gospel to them. Through the convicting and enabling work of the Holy Spirit and clear preaching of biblical truth, we pray that they will grasp the holiness of God, the weight and magnitude of their sin against, their need for a savior, and the hope they can have only in Christ.
For those who have trusted in Christ as their Lord and Savior, we seek to train and equip them to grow as his disciples with all that we do in the youth ministry. We will not treat them like kids, because they aren’t. Rather, they are capable of grasping truth, responsible for their actions, and by God’s grace, able to grow in maturity and Christlikeness.
- In partnership and encouragement of their parents. (Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 78:4)
Youth ministry is in partnership with parents, and we have the opportunity to serve and encourage parents as we come alongside them to pass on the glory of God to the next generation. With that, it isn’t babysitting, but a ministry that youth staff and parents participate in together. As youths are confronted with the realities of themselves and this world, we join together to tackle difficult questions and issues that will come up in their teenager’s lives.
- With the goal that they would know the gospel, treasure and worship God. (Matt. 6:20-21, Matt. 22:37, Phil. 3:8-11)
Our hope is that the youth would trust in God and submit to who He is. Through instruction, discipleship, and fellowship, we seek to them grow in their knowledge and love of God and their joyful obedience to him.
We hope to foster growth and maturity in their human relationships (with other youth, family, the church, and the lost), but more than anything else, we hope to see them grow in their relationship with their God.
- And love the church family as we prepare them to represent Christ in the world ahead of them. (Eph. 4:1-16, 1 Cor. 12:12-19, Acts 1:8, 2 Cor. 5:20)
We seek to train and equip them in their relationships with believers and unbelievers in the world. Those that have trusted in Christ are a part of the church body, and we want them to understand, appreciate, and participate in the life and service of the entire local body of Christ.