SM: Our Objective
The more students committed to the five areas of spiritual growth (corporate worship, discipleship group, financial giving, serving in a ministry, and engaging the lost) the better.
Student Worship Gathering is designed to motivate unchurched students to begin the journey of discipleship (beginning with trusting Christ and then following in baptism, the five commitments and membership). Gatherings are on Sunday mornings at 11:00 for Middle School and for High School. High School meets upstairs in the High Dive (Room 204). Middle School meets in the house that is out front of the church. These gatherings are high energy, with fun activities, live band, up front teaching and small group discussion. This is our primary reach program.
Outreach Events are designed to be an entry point or first encounter opportunity for churched students to invite unchurched students. Events include retreats, indoor soccer nights, etc. Events are not for churched kid's leisure activities instead, they are an environment to supplement their incarnational and missional lifestyles of outreach and friendship evangelism. Events should be very "cool" therefore modeling the value of beauty.
Discipleship Groups are the place for students to go deep in the Word and be trained to be sent. Groups are grade and gender specific and generally meet in homes throughout the school year. D-groups help students to connect with each other and God through caring relationships, provide biblical teaching, and accountability. D-groups also celebrate special occasions (Birthdays, Holidays) and get together for ministry projects and just some good fun. Commitments for D-Group members are decided as a group upon the first meeting of each semester. They typically include a commitment to respect each other, be accountable to one another, and finish their assignments.
Ministry Teams help people develop and use their spiritual gifts as well as provide organization and structure for SM. Students serve in a variety of ways including but not limited to: Worship, Audio/Video/Lighting, Mentoring, Mission Trips and Great Adventure.
Rights of Passage celebrate and challenge the progress of students as they mature in Christ and society. Areas include: 6th Grade Orientation, Freshman Entrance, and Senior Graduation.
Student Ministry Volunteers The Student Ministry is primarily run and supported by volunteers who love students and want to see them grow in their faith and over all maturity. We have once a month meetings and once a semester trainings. If you're interested in volunteering as a Student Ministry Leader, contact Stan (Student Pastor) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel (Stan's assistant) at email@example.com.
Parent Meetings, held at least twice a year (January and September) we have Parent Meetings to give out calendar dates, answer questions and solicit feedback from parents. Simultaneously we have a student worship night as an intro kicking off the semester. This happens at 7:30pm on the Wednesday evening before D-Groups begin.